Reference : Diet composition of goats in forest pasture of northern Morocco.
Scientific congresses and symposiums : Paper published in a book
Life sciences : Animal production & animal husbandry
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/229007
Diet composition of goats in forest pasture of northern Morocco.
English
[fr] Composition alimentaire des chèvres dans les pâturages forestiers du nord du Maroc
Chebli, Youssef mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Doct. sc. vété. (paysage)]
Chentouf, Mouad mailto [Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) > > > >]
Hornick, Jean-Luc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dpt. de gestion vétérinaire des Ressources Animales (DRA) > Nutrition animale en milieu tropical >]
Cabaraux, Jean-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Dpt. de gestion vétérinaire des Ressources Animales (DRA) > Ecologie de la santé et des productions animales >]
2018
Proceeding of the 5th FARAH-Day
FARAH
Press FMV ULg
54
Yes
Yes
National
978-2-87543-128-8
Liège
Belgique
Fundamental and Applied Research for Animals & Health (FARAH)
2018
ULg
Liège
Belgium
[en] Northern Morocco ; Forest pasture ; Diet composition ; Bite weight ; intake rate
[en] In forest pasture, diet selection of goats is affected by the interaction of several factors such as goat characteristics, climate and existing pastoral species. Understanding the diet composition of grazing goat will help to improve their productivity. The aim of this study was thus to determine the forage selection and the diet composition of goats grazing in a silvopastoral area in northern Morocco. Direct observation was used as a technique to evaluate grazing behavior of goats, during three consecutive days for three seasons (autumn, spring and summer). The goats spent more grazing time in autumn and summer. During this period, they performed the highest number of total bites. Intake rate and bite weight of palatable species depended significantly to the pastoral species and the season. The shrub was the most important part of the diet of goats. Goat remains an adapted animal to the seasonality of forest vegetation in northern Morocco.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/229007

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