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Herbage intake in relation to availability and sward structure: grazing processes and optimal foraging



Herbage intake in relation to availability and sward structure: grazing processes and optimal foraging



Journal of Applied Ecology 253: 1045-1062



The relationship between grazing intake, herbage availability and sward structure was investigated using grazing process models. The general model expressed the instantaneous intake rate (IIR) while grazing as the ratio of bite wt:the sum of searching and handling time per selected bite. The general model was modified to make it applicable to 3 different descriptions of the sward.

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DOI: 10.2307/2403765


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