Evaluation of veld potential in east griqualand using beef cattle under two grazing management systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Beef production from veld, in the short term, was found to be greater under a continuous grazing system than under a rotational grazing system. Average daily gains decreased from a maximum in late-spring and the highest three-year mean value was 0, 5 kg/animal/day. Livemass gains/ha were highest at a stocking rate of 2, 2 animals/ha and were 131, 4 kg/ha under continuous grazing and 88, 6 kg/ha under rotational grazing. Estimated mean maximum gains/ha were 0, 78 kg/ha/day at a stocking rate of 2, 5 animals/ha under continuous grazing and 0, 55 kg/ha/day at a stocking rate of 1, 7 animals/ha under rotational grazing. However, optimum economic stocking rates were estimated to occur below thos where beef production/ha was maximum. 1984 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa

author list (cited authors)

  • Kreuter, U. P., Brockett, G. M., Lyle, A. D., Tainton, N. M., & Bransby, D. I.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Kreuter, UP||Brockett, GM||Lyle, AD||Tainton, NM||Bransby, DI

publication date

  • January 1984