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The Resource The art and science of grazing : how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems, Sarah Flack ; foreword by Hubert J. Karreman

The art and science of grazing : how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems, Sarah Flack ; foreword by Hubert J. Karreman

Label
The art and science of grazing : how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems
Title
The art and science of grazing
Title remainder
how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Flack ; foreword by Hubert J. Karreman
Title variation
How grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Flack explains in The Art and Science of Grazing, the pasture/livestock relationship is incredibly complex. If a farmer doesn't pay close attention to how the animals are grazing, the resulting poorly managed grazing system can be harmful to the health of the livestock, pasture plants, and soils. Well-managed pastures can instead create healthier animals, a diverse and resilient pasture ecosystem, and other benefits. Flack delves deeply below the surface of let the cows eat grass, demonstrating that grazing management is a sophisticated science that requires mastery of plant and animal physiology, animal behavior, and ecology. She also shows readers that applying grazing management science on a working farm is an art form that calls on grass farmers to be careful observers, excellent planners and record-keepers, skillful interpreters of their observations, and creative troubleshooters. The Art and Science of Grazing will allow farmers to gain a solid understanding of the key principles of grazing management so they can both design and manage successful grazing systems. The book s unique approach presents information first from the perspective of pasture plants, and then from the livestock perspective helping farmers understand both plant and animal needs before setting up a grazing system. This book is an essential guide for ruminant farmers who want to be able to create grazing systems that meet the needs of their livestock, pasture plants, soils, and the larger ecosystem
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DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flack, Sarah
Dewey number
636.08/45
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Livestock systems
  • Grazing
  • Pastures
Target audience
adult
Label
The art and science of grazing : how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems, Sarah Flack ; foreword by Hubert J. Karreman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926743316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781603586115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016000954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
636.0845 F594 ; XX-N ; [A16BP107, #2, 3@$39.95, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)926743316
Label
The art and science of grazing : how grass farmers can create sustainable systems for healthy animals and farm ecosystems, Sarah Flack ; foreword by Hubert J. Karreman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926743316
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9781603586115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2016000954
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
636.0845 F594 ; XX-N ; [A16BP107, #2, 3@$39.95, DLG/RT ].
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)926743316

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