CitationScarnecchia, D. L., & Kothmann, M. M. (1982). A dynamic approach to grazing management terminology. Journal of Range Management, 35(2), 262-264.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractExpressions such as stocking density, stocking rate, grazing pressure, herbage allowance, grazing intensity and stocking pressure have long been used to describe animal-pasture systems. These expressions describe relationships among the basic variables of animal demand, forage quantity, pasture area, and grazing duration. Our objective was to develop a dynamic, mathematical framework of expressions summarizing all of the meaningful relationships among these variables. The resulting expressions have dimensional validity, and are useful in describing dynamic animal-pasture systems. The expressions should also prove useful in future efforts to model these systems.