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close this book Grazing and rangeland development for livestock production
close this folder Management of rangelands and other grazing lands of the tropics and subtropics for support of livestock production. Technical Series Bulletin No. 23
View the document Preface
Open this folder and view contents I. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents II. Inventory of the natural resources base of permanent grasslands.
Open this folder and view contents III. Coping with constraints affecting forage production and utilization on rangelands, sod other Permanent Grasslands
Open this folder and view contents IV. The elements of productive grassland management.
Open this folder and view contents V. Measuring productivity of rangelands and other permanent grasslands.
Open this folder and view contents VI. Estimating Feed Requirements of Ruminant Livestock in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Regions.
View the document VII. Conclusions
View the document Appendices
View the document Appendix no. 1: Perennial Forage Grasses for the Tropics and Subtropics
View the document Appendix no. 2: Seed Characteristics and Adaptive Features of Forage Grasses
View the document Appendix no. 3: Major Forage Legumes for the Tropics and Sub-Tropics
View the document Appendix no. 4: Seed Characteristics and Adaptive Features of Forage Legumes
View the document Appendix no. 5: "Sources of Seed of Tropical Legumes"
View the document Appendix no. 6: Sources of Rhizobium Cultures for Tropical Legumes
View the document Appendix no. 7: Additional Publications Dealing with Livestock Production and Feed Supplies

Preface

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

Director

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

Agricultural

Consultant