Track 2-1-1: Grazing Systems, Grassland Restoration and Livestock Production

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Grazing Systems, Grassland Restoration and Livestock Production

Milk Production in Goats on Veld Hay Supplemented with Selected Legume Forages

Katsande Simbarashe, University of Venda, South Africa
Joseph J. Baloyi, University of Venda, South Africa
F. V. Nherera-Chokuda, Agriculture Research Centre Irene, South Africa
N. T. Ngongoni, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Assessment of Animal Palatability for Domestic Developed Italian Ryegrass Lolium multiflorum Lam. in South Korea

Jong-geun Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Hyung-soo Park, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Han-jong Ko, Korea National Open University, South Korea
Jong-sung Jeong, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Meing-joong Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea

Improving Livestock Production Assuring Natural Grassland Ecosystem Conservation: Three Key Management Practices at Farm Level

Oscar Blumetto, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay
Santiago Scarlato, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay
Andrés Castagna, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay
Guadalupe Tiscornia, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay
Andrea Ruggia, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay
Gerónimo Cardozo, National Institute of Agriculture Research, Uruguay

An R Package to Compute the Energy Balance for Ruminants under Both Grazing and Pen-Fed Conditions

Taro Takahashi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Karl Behrendt, Charles Sturt University, Australia
David R. Kemp, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Stylosanthes cv. Campo Grande in Diets of Beef Cattle: Intake and Digestibility of Nutrients and Ruminal Fermentation

Thiago C. da Silva, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Felipe Xavier Amaro, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Odilon G. Pereira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Felipe X. Amaro, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Paula G. F. Duarte, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Leidy D. A. Rufino, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Augusto M. Corrêa, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Karina G. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Sebastião de C. Valadares Filho, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

The Effects of Tithonia diversifolia on Dairy Cow Performance

Rafael S. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Sylvia Rocha e Silveira, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Joao Paulo Sacramento, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Gilberto Debortoli Delarota, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Danielle Storino de Freitas, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Rogerio M. Mauricio, Universidade Federal de São João del-Rei, Brazil
Thierry Ribeiro Tomich, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Luiz G. R. Pereira, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Alexandre Vieira Chaves
Stephanie Amelia Terry, University of Sydney, Australia

Effect of Feeding Whole Crop Barley Silage on Growth Performance, Carcass Trait and Meat Quality of Hanwoo Steer

Ki-choon Choi, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Won-ho Kim, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Soundarrajan Ilavenil, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea

Effects of Tropical Legume (Stylosanthes cv. Campo Grande) Silage and Dietary Protein Levels on Animal Performance of Finishing Beef Cattle

Leandro Diego da Silva, Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Brazil
Odilon G. Pereira, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Thiago C. da Silva, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Sebastião de C. Valadares Filho, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Karina G. Ribeiro, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil

Use of Monsoon Herbage (Amaranthus spp.) in Complete Feed Block for Sheep Feeding

R. S. Bhatt, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, India
A. Sahoo, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, India
S. K. Sankhyan, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, India

Strategic Supplementation for Compensatory Growth in Tharparkar Calves Fed Low Quality Forages

S. K. Mahanta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Buffalo Rearing System in Bhadawari Breeding Tract

B. P. Kushwaha, Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes, India
Sultan Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. B. Maity, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. K. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Asim Kumar Misra, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Restoration of Arid Grasslands: Issues and Strategies

R. K. Bhatt, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
M. P. Rajora, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Ramavtar Sharma, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Use of Surveys, Field Demonstrations and Time Tapse Photography for Delivery of Forage Extension Information

S. Ray Smith, University of Kentucky
Garry D. Lacefield, University of Kentucky
Gabriel Roberts, University of Kentucky

Effect of Supplementation Frequency on Forage Utilization by Heifers Grazing a Tropical Pasture during the Dry Season

José Augusto Imaz, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina
D. Dos Santos, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
O. Hernández, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina
A. Radrizzani, Instituto de Investigación Animal para el Chaco Semiárido, Argentina
J. I. Arroquy, Instituto de Biodiversidad Neotropical, Argentina

Biodiversity Conservation of Indigenous Grasses to Meet Fodder Deficit in Odisha

Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, India
Binayak Dash, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, India

Effect of Supplementation of Dairy Cows under Cut and Carry or Grazing of Irrigated Cultivated Pastures in Small Scale Dairy Systems in the Highlands of Central Mexico

J. Velarde-Guillen, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico, Mexico
Carloss Manuel Arriaga-Jordan, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico, Mexico
J. G. Estrada-Flores, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico, Mexico
A. A. Rayas-Amor, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
F. Vicente, Servicio Regional De Investigacion Y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Spain
A. Martinez-Fernandez, Servicio Regional De Investigacion Y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Spain
D. Heredia-Nava, Universidad De Guadalajara, Mexico
C. M. Arriaga-Jordan, Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Mexico, Mexico

Nutrient Intake and Utilization in Jalauni Lambs Fed Azolla Meal Supplemented Diet

M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Rajiv K. Agrawal, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
J. B. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Sunil Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satyapriya, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Ravi Pratap Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Satendra Kumar, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Effects of Supplemental Feeding Using Different Nitrogen Sources on Body Weight Gain and Physiological Conditions on Grazing Castrated Lambs in the Steppe Zone of Mongolia

Bayaraa Baasanjalbuu, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia
Yamasaki Seishi, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan
Gantumur Chuluunbat, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia
Puruv Tsedevdorj, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia

Productivity Enhancement of Livestock through Promotion of Fodder Cultivation in Jehanabad District

Shobha Rani, Bihar Agricultural University, India
R. K. Sohane, Bihar Agricultural University, India
Dinesh Mahto, Bihar Agricultural University, India

Performance of Promising Forage in Eastern India and Their Nutritive Value

J. J. Gupta, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India
A. Dey, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India
B. P. Bhatt, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India
S. K. Barari, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India