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Theme: Sward/animal interactions - sheep

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MS1101: To understand mechanical and behavioural factors controlling grazing time taken and intake by grazing herbivores
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £407,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1102: Develop techniques for determining dietry choices, searching and handling times and energy expenditure
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £417,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1103: To understand factors determining dietary preferences in grazing ruminants
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £963,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1104: `To understand spacial adaptation of plant species to grazing , its role in selection by grazers and in sward stability.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £660,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1105: `Evaluate for lowland lamb production, novel white clovers for improved winter hardiness and spring growth potential`
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1994, Cost £152,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1106: To understand mechanisms regulating clover persistency in grazed swards
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £889,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1107: To explore the potential of winter annuals to improve seasonal production from grass-clover swards
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1994, Cost £166,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1108: To explore the potential of Lotus as a low-input legume for conditions of low fertility.
Objective - Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1997, Cost £197,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1109: Establishment and grow a sequence of crops in a permenant legume base
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1992, Cost £47,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
MS1110: Interactions between plants and animals in pastoral systems
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1994, Cost £431,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
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