A Brief Study of Cattle Browsing Behaviour in a Semi-Arid Area of Tanganyika

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1963
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Payne W. J. A.
Macfarlane J. S.
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An experiment conducted in a semi-arid region of Tanganyika to determine what fraction of the total "grazing" time of indigenous cattle is spent browsing and what browse species are favoured, is described. It was found that during the dry season browse can comprise a significant part of the total nutrient intake and that the length of time cattle spend browsing is apparently a function of their total available "grazing" time and the quantity of browse available. Some details are given of the nutrient content of a limited number of browse plants.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXIX (No. 2), p. 131-133
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