Track 2-5-1: Traditional Grassland Management, Animal Husbandry, and Nomadism

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:
Traditional Grassland Management, Animal Husbandry, and Nomadism

Improving a Transhumance Livestock System of India with Modern Technologies

Mounir Louhaichi, International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, Jordan
Arun Kumar Misra, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Khem Chand, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Mahesh Kumar Gaur, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Douglas E. Johnson, Oregon State University

Basal Cover of Perennial Native Grasses Increases Due to Seasonal Conditions

Meredith L. Mitchell, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia
N. P. Linden, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia
S. Norng, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia
L. L. Slocombe, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources, Australia

Herders’ Forage-Livestock Decision Behavior in Northern Grassland regions of China

Xiangyang Hou, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Yanting Yin, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Tingting Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Production and Quality Assessment of Pasture Crop in Red Lateritic Wasteland of Central Chhattisgarh

Mahendra Nath Naugraiya, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, India
G. S. Tomar, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, India

Pasture Management for Sustainable Forage Production

Pijush Kanti Mukherjee, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India
Putan Singh, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India
S. S. Singh, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India

Framing Effect and Pastoralist Decision Making Behavior Regarding Lambing Time-An Analysis from Inner Mongolia, China

Yanting Yin, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiangyang Hou, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiangjun Yun, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Xiliang Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Local Use and Knowledge Validation of Fodder Trees and Shrubs Resources Browsed by Livestock in Manipur (India)

R. Joseph Koireng, Central Agricultural University, India
Ansarul Haq, S. K. University of Agriculture Sciences & Technology, India
Kh. Priya Devi, Central Agricultural University, India

Strategies to Ameliorate Pasture Production for Livestock in High Altitude Regions

M. M. Roy, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India

Use of Native Grassland in Small-Scale Dairy Systems in the Highlands of Central Mexico. A Case Study

P. A. Sainz-Sanchez, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
Carloss Manuel Arriaga-Jordan, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
D. Heredia Nava, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
C. G. Martinez-Garcia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
F. Vicente, Servicio Regional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Spain
L. R. Garcia-Winder, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Mexico
A. Martinez-Fernandez, Servicio Regional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Spain

Yak Rearing on High Altitude Pastures of Northeastern Himalaya of India: Their Utilization Strategies and Rejuvenation

Vijay Paul, National Research Centre on Yak, India
Sanjit Maiti, National Research Centre on Yak, India
G. Krishnan, National Research Centre on Yak, India
D. Medhi, National Research Centre on Yak, India
S. M. Deb, National Research Centre on Yak, India