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Theme: Sward/animal interactions - cattle

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DS1101: To understand factors influencing dietary selection energy expenditure and intake by grazing cattle.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1996, Cost £832,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1102: `To understand morphological adaption by plants to grazing cattle, and its role in modifying selection by grazers`
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1996, Cost £422,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1103: Behavioural responses of cattle in different physiological status to changes in sward morphology and structure.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1996, Cost £862,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1104: Efficiency of milk production in low input systems.
Time Scale & Cost
From 1992 To 1993, Cost £126,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1105: To establish relationship between plane of nutrition in winter and grazing pressure for cattle on grass-clover sward
Time Scale & Cost
From 1991 To 1992, Cost £50,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1106: To develop mathematical models to predict herbage intake and nutrient supply to grazing cows
Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 1996 To 2000, Cost £363,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1107: To understand factors influencing dietary selection, energy expenditure and intake by grazing cattle.
Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 1996 To 2000, Cost £823,250
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
 
DS1108: To understand the relationships between supplementation and intake and production in grazing dairy cows
Objective - Project Documents - Time Scale & Cost
From 1996 To 2000, Cost £879,000
Contractors / Funded Organisations:   Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Field of Study:   Livestock
 
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