Plenary and Invited Papers Section 1: Efficient Production from Grassland

The XX International Grassland Congress took place in Ireland and the UK in June-July 2005. The main congress took place in Dublin from 26 June to 1 July and was followed by post congress satellite workshops in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford. The meeting was hosted by the Irish Grassland Association and the British Grassland Society.
Proceedings Editor: D. A. McGilloway
Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers, The Netherlands
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This volume contains a compilation of four plenary papers and twenty nine invited papers presented at the main congress of the XX International Grassland Congress held in University College Dublin, Ireland from 26 June to 1 July 2005. It is complemented by six other books arising from the congress as listed on the back cover: the book of offered papers from the main congress and five books containing the proceedings of five satellite workshops held immediately after the main congress at locations in Ireland and the UK (Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford). The workshops were designed to facilitate more in-depth presentations and discussions on more specialised topics of worldwide significance.

XX International Grassland Congress:
Plenary and Invited Papers
Section 1: Efficient Production from Grassland

Grassland in Ireland and the UK

Myles Rath, University College Dublin, Ireland
S. Peel, Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, UK

Rising Demand for Meat and Milk in Developing Countries: Implications for Grasslands-Based Livestock Production

C. L. Delgado, International Food Policy Research Institute

Improving the Quality of Products from Grassland

Nigel D. Scollan, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
R. J. Dewhurst, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
A. P. Moloney, Teagasc, Ireland
J. J. Murphy, Teagasc, Ireland

Grass and Forage Improvement: Temperate Forages

Chris J. Pollock, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
M. T. Abberton, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK
M. O. Humphreys, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, UK

Grass and Forage Plant Improvement in the Tropics and Sub-Tropics

Liana Jank, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Cacilda B. do Valle, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Rosangela M. S. Resende, EMBRAPA, Brazil

Foraging Behaviour and Herbage Intake in the Favourable Tropics/Subtropics

S. C. Da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Paulo C. de F. Carvalho, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Interactions between Foraging Behaviour of Herbivores and Grassland Resources in the Eastern Eurasian Steppes

Deli Wang, Northeast Normal University, China
Guodong Han, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
Yuguang Bai, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Strategies to Mitigate Seasonality of Production in Grassland-Based Systems

Claudio Porqueddu, CNR-ISPAAM, Italy
S. Maltoni, CNR-ISPAAM, Italy
John G. McIvor, CSIRO, Australia

Overcoming Seasonality of Production: Opportunities Offered by Forage Conservation Technologies

P. O'Kiely, Teagasc, Ireland
A. G. Kaiser, Department of Primary Industries, Australia

Evolution of Integrated Crop-Livestock Production Systems

Martin H. Entz, University of Manitoba, Canada
William D. Bellotti, University of Adelaide, Australia
J. M. Powell, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
S. V. Angadi, University of Manitoba, Canada
W. Chen, University of Adelaide, Australia
K. H. Ominski, University of Manitoba, Canada
B. Boelt, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark

Adoption of Tropical Legume Technology around the World: Analysis of Success

H. M. Shelton, University of Queensland, Australia
S. Franzel, World Agroforestry Centre, Kenya
M. Peters, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Colombia

Grasses as Biofactories: Scoping out the Opportunities

Nick Roberts, AgResearch, New Zealand
K. Richardson, AgResearch, New Zealand
G. Bryan, AgResearch, New Zealand
C. Voisey, AgResearch, New Zealand
W. McNabb, AgResearch, New Zealand
T. Conner, Crop and Food Research, New Zealand
M. Christey, Crop and Food Research, New Zealand
R. Johnson, AgResearch, New Zealand

The Potential of Grassland and Associated Forages to Produce Fibre, Biomass, Energy or Other Feedstocks for Non-Food and Other Sectors: New Uses for a Global Resource

M. F. Askew, Central Science Laboratory, UK