Track 09-4: Livestock Production Systems

The 21st International Grassland Congress / 8th International Rangeland Congress took place in Hohhot, China from June 29 through July 5, 2008.
Proceedings edited by Organizing Committee of 2008 IGC/IRC Conference
Published by Guangdong People's Publishing House

21st International Grassland Congress/
8th International Rangeland Congress:
Soil Quality and Plant Nutrition

Effects of Concentrate Supplement on Intake and Weight Gain of Grazing Lambs

Xiaoqing Zhang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yanmei Jin, Shandong University at Weihai, China
Risu Na, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Qizhong Sun, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Effect of Soil Type and Management on Botanical Composition of the Sward

S. Alibegovic‐Grbic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
M. Bezdrob, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
H. Custovic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Determination of Animal Unit Weight in Rangelands of Iran

Hossein Arzani, University of Tehran, Iran
Mehdi Ghorbani, University of Tehran. Iran
A. Nikkhah, University of Tehran, Iran
H. Azarnivand, University of Tehran, Iran

West African Dwarf Goat Milk Production and Composition under Semi Intensive Management in Cameroon during the Dry Season

B. Boukila, Université des sciences et techniques de Masuku, Gabon
E. Tedonkeng Pamo, University of Dschang, Cameroon
F. A. Fonteh, University of Dschang, Cameroon
F. Tendonkeng, University of Dschang, Cameroon

A Study on Ningxia Desert Grassland (Stipa breviflora) Utilization

Kechang Li, Ningxia Grassland Station, China
Xin Wu, Ningxia Grassland Station, China
Jinhua Wang, Ningxia Grassland Station, China
Zhao Yu, Ningxia Grassland Station, China

Lamb Fattening on Mediterranean‐Like Pastures in Chile versus Olive Oil Cake‐Based Rations

C. Aguilar, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
R. Vera, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
R. Lira, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
J. Quenaya, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
Fernando Squella, INIA, Chile
H. Yutronic, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
P. Toro, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile
P. Perez, Universidad de Chile, Chile
I. Briones, Ministerio de Agricultura, Chile

Effect of Plant Patches on the Foraging Location of Beef Cattle

Y. C. Zhou, Northeast Normal University, China
Deli Wang, Northeast Normal University, China
A. K. Xu, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Z. F. Wang, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
H. Z. Yu, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Rangeland Responses to Cattle Grazing Systems in Northern Australia

Trevor J. Hall, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
John G. McIvor, CSIRO, Australia

The Use of Once Daily Milking of Dairy Cows to Achieve Economic and Social Sustainability on New Zealand Dairy Farms

David A. Clark, DairyNZ, New Zealand
Dawn E. Dalley, DairyNZ, New Zealand