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CIHEAM Bari is a Centre for post-graduate training, applied scientific research and design of in loco partnership actions within the framework of international research and cooperation programmes. The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari and the Institute of Montpellier were the first to be established by CIHEAM.

Journal Article

Journal Article

The Norwegian Sheep Farming Production System  [1999]

Asheim, L.J. (Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Oslo (Norway)); Mysterud, I. (University of Oslo, Oslo (Norway). Department of Biology. Division of Zoology);

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The Norwegian sheep farming system is based on extensive use of natural open ranges pastures where 40-50 percentage of the total annual feed can be consumed. Lambs are born during late winter or spring, and sheep and lambs graze on fenced farmland before being released on open forested or alpine ranges. The animals are gathered in September, and selected lambs are then slaughtered. After a period of autumn grazing on farmland, retained animals are again fed indoors. There are several local adaptations. In coastal areas the sheep can graze outdoors all year round, while owners without adequate land for spring grazing let the animals out on the open range pastures directly from their in-house feeding. This paper discusses the environmental impact and problems for the sheep industry caused by the extensive use of open ranges and the protection of carnivores, and draws attention to some measures to be evaluated if co-existence is to be made possible.

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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Summary
In AGRIS since:
2001
Issue:
38
Start Page:
249
End Page:
253
Publisher:
CIHEAM-IAMZ
All titles:
" The Norwegian Sheep Farming Production System "
Other:
" Summaries (En, Fr) "
" 1 ill. 1 table. 4 ref. "
" Systems of Sheep and Goat Production: Organization of Husbandry and Role of Extension Services, Rubino, R. (Ed.) (ISZ, Istituto Sperimentale per la Zootecnia, Potenza (Italy))Mohrand-Fehr, P.(Ed.) (INA PG, Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, Paris (France). Station de Nutrition et Alimentation).- Zaragoza (Spain): CIHEAM-IAMZ, 1999.- ISBN 2-85352-201-6. 401 p. "

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Options Méditerranéennes. Série A : Séminaires Méditerranéens (CIHEAM)

ISSN : 1016-121X