Numerous studies have examined the seasonal diets of wild populations. They report a wide variation, depending on food availability. Generally, a foraging trend is apparent under normal conditions of good habitat where all plant classes are available.
Grasses, sedges, and winter cereals are selected in early spring because they are the first . . . → Read More: Pasture And Forage For White-Tailed Deer
No other grass is held in as high esteem by horse owners as Kentucky bluegrass. It is well adapted to the North Dakota climate and soil types, and grows naturally throughout the state. It is palatable and high in nutritional value, withstanding close grazing and trampling.
This grass can . . . → Read More: Facts On Plant Species For Horse Pastures
Horses need high quality, digestible forage. Unlike cattle or sheep, ruminant animals having a four compartment stomach, horses have a simple stomach, meaning only one stomach. Ruminants are capable of utilizing high fibre feeds to a greater extent than horses.
Thus, the importance of not allowing forages to reach advanced stages of maturity in . . . → Read More: Horse Pastures
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Rising water tables, increasing levels of soil salinity and acidification were the initial drivers for change from traditional farming systems, based on rotations of annual legumes and crops, to a more sustainable farming system using perennials. Contemporary drivers, such as the impact of climate change (changing water availability, pattern . . . → Read More: The Drivers of Change for a Sustainable Future