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Glossary of terms for managing wholes

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Jim Howell
dense herd
Cattle being grazed at a density of 3000/ha (1200/acre) moved every 1/2 to 1 hour. Zietsman farm near Karoi, Zimbabwe.

ultra-high-density grazing - The grazing of livestock such that they remain at extremely high stock densities throughout the day. Generally achieved by herding, enclosing stock in small areas with movable fence, or both. The aim is to induce herd effect, and thus high animal impact, over most of the land most of the time. This imitates the heavy animal impact of wild herds, clumped and agitated under pressure from predators.

Related terms: strip grazing

Related pages: slides of ultra-high-density grazing

USDA - United States Department of Agriculture.

U.S. Forest Service - A federal agency, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which manages U.S. public lands in national forests and grasslands.

U.S. public lands - Technically, land owned by the United States and administered through the Bureau of Land Management. Often used to refer to all public land, regardless of the agency responsible for managing it.

Related terms: U. S. Forest Service

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Posted 23 April 2003