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Management of cattle and draught horse to maintain openness of landscapes in French Central Mountains

Abstract : To analyze the impact of mixed herds on grazing management in mountain grasslands, we surveyed 25 farms, managing dairy and/or beef cattle with a small horse herd representing about 10% of the total livestock. Farmers favoured the two animal species grazing together on the same pastures. However, horses also used alone pastures ungrazed by cattle: About 10% of the total grassland area in beef systems and 15% in dairy systems, reflecting their use by farmers as landscape managers.
Mots-clés : MASSIF CENTRAL
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  • HAL Id : hal-02600188, version 1
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Geneviève Bigot, Geneviève Bretiere, Didier Micol, N. Turpin. Management of cattle and draught horse to maintain openness of landscapes in French Central Mountains. 17th Meeting of the FAO-CIHEAM Mountain Pasture Network Pastoralism and ecosystem conservation, Jun 2013, Trivero, Italy. pp.72-75. ⟨hal-02600188⟩

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