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Potential assessment of cropping belts of irrigated Punjab for livestock production through agro-grazing  [2008]

Yaqoob, S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife) Khan, Z.H. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife) Khan, G.S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Forestry, Range Management and Wildlife)

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Abstract
This study was undertaken during 2007-2008- Five cropping belts (ecological regions) viz., 1. Hot arid semi desert sandy belt. 2. Hot arid semi-desert clayey/loamy belt. 3. Cotton belt. 4. Mixed cropping belt 5. Rice belt were investigated for their potential of livestock production through agro-grazing. Rice cropping belt had maximum whereas Hot arid semi-desert sandy belt minimum potential for livestock production through agro-grazing. Rice cropping belt had maximum wealth of agro-grazed animals (513310 A.U), animal intensity (393.3 A. U/1000 ha), size of herds (55 A. U/herd) and percentage of buffaloes (64.4) despite of having 3rd position by extent of area. On the other hand Hot arid semi-desert sandy belt enjoyed 2nd position by area, even then it showed the minimum animal intensity (129.4 A. U/1000 ha), herd size (34.5 A. U/herd) and number of buffaloes (42.1 %). After Rice cropping belts, Mixed and Cotton cropping belts showed 3rd and 4 th position with respect to potential for livestock production through agro-grazing.
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  • grazing
  • livestock management
  • pakistan
  • farm area
  • agroecosystems
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Type : Journal Article

In AGRIS since : 2009

Volume : 60

Issue : 1-2

Start Page : 37

End Page : 42

All titles :

" Potential assessment of cropping belts of irrigated Punjab for livestock production through agro-grazing "