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A study on behavioural ecology of grazing sheep. II. Influence of grazing time on grazing behaviour


, : A study on behavioural ecology of grazing sheep. II. Influence of grazing time on grazing behaviour. Acta Prataculturae Sinica 6(2): 7-13

Grazing behaviour of sheep was studied in Inner Mongolia in 1993. At a stocking rate of 1.33 sheep/ha, sheep responded to reduced grazing time by decreasing ruminating time to maintain the period available for foraging. A relatively constant intake was maintained by adjusting grazing speed.

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