| Grazing and rangeland development for livestock production |
|Management of rangelands and other grazing lands of the tropics and subtropics for support of livestock production. Technical Series Bulletin No. 23|
The rangelands and other grazing lands al the tropics and subtropics constitute enormous natural resources that have received scant attention of science and technology. They provide nearly all of the feed for ruminant livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and buffalo);; and deficiencies in feed resources profoundly affect the domestic supplies of milk and meat for herders and farmers, as well as the quantity of live animals for market. There appear to be substantial opportunities for improving the feed producing capacities of all grasslands, by the application of management practices found effective in developed countries. These practices should substantially increase the incomes of livestock producers. .
This bulletin undertakes to review the basic principles that underlie sound grazing land management; and to indicate the application of these principles for practical support of economic livestock production in the tropics and subtropics.
Dean F. Peterson
Office of Agriculture
Bureau for Development Support
Agency for International Development
Washington, D. C. 20523
MANAGEMENT OF RANGELANDS AND OTHER GRAZING LANDS OF THE TROPICS AND SUBTROPICS FOR SUPPORT OF LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Howard B. Sprague