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Review article | Acta Natura et Scientia 2022, Vol. 3(1) 1-14

An Important Forage Source for Animals: Small Grain Pastures

Ahmet Gökkuş & Hülya Hanoğlu Oral

pp. 1 - 14   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.01   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2109-13-0004.R1

Published online: January 17, 2022  |   Number of Views: 39  |  Number of Download: 139


Abstract

An approximate 40-65% of the qualified roughage needs of farm animals in Turkey can be met according to different calculations. Natural rangelands are important sources in this regard. However, there are serious problems in the management of these areas. Particularly, untimely and heavy grazing is one of the main reasons for the deterioration of vegetative cover. Grain pastures are one of the best options for both reducing the qualified roughage deficit as well as in the solution of certain problems related to grazing in rangelands. Grass yield and quality of cool climate cereals are high, and they reach grazing maturity before natural rangelands in spring, then they can be grazed until later in fall and even could be used as winter rangeland in regions with cool winters. They can also be used for double production (grass + grain). In this respect, the importance and potential of grain pastures in the rangeland-based livestock system have been evaluated in this paper.

Keywords: Grain pastures, Grazing, Nutrition value


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APA 6th edition
Gokkus, A. & Oral, H.H. (2022). An Important Forage Source for Animals: Small Grain Pastures . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), 1-14. doi: 10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.01

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Gokkus, A. and Oral, H. (2022). An Important Forage Source for Animals: Small Grain Pastures . Acta Natura et Scientia, 3(1), pp. 1-14.

Chicago 16th edition
Gokkus, Ahmet and Hulya Hanoglu Oral (2022). "An Important Forage Source for Animals: Small Grain Pastures ". Acta Natura et Scientia 3 (1):1-14. doi:10.29329/actanatsci.2022.351.01.

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