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Saint Croix Sheep Stocked on Taiwan Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) Displayed High Grazing Behavior at Noon Throughout the Year Under Subtropical Conditions in Mexico at 18° N

Saint Croix Sheep Stocked on Taiwan Grass (Pennisetum purpureum) Displayed High Grazing Behavior at Noon Throughout the Year Under Subtropical Conditions in Mexico at 18° N

Jair Millán-Orozco1,*, Jersson Millán-Orozco2 and Luz María Tejada-Ugarte3

1Laboratorio de Anatomía, Departamento de Ciencias Médico Veterinarias, Universidad Autónoma Agraria Antonio Narro, Unidad Laguna, Periférico Raúl López Sánchez S/N, Colonia Valle Verde, C.P. 27054, Torreón, Coahuila, México
2Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, Avenida Universidad 1001, Colonia Chamilpa, C.P. 62209, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México
3Centro de Bachillerato Tecnológico Agropecuario N°1 “Dr. Mario Castro Gil”, Carretera Torreón-La Partida Km. 14.5, Colonia La Partida, C.P. 27410, Torreón, Coahuila, México

*     Corresponding author: jmillan.orozco@uaaan.mx

 

Fig. 1.

Monthly pattern (average ± SE, min/h) of grazing time (A), ruminating (B) and laying down (C) in Saint Crox sheep on Taiwan (Pennisetum purpureum) pasture, and relation with environmental temperature (D) expressed in °C and evaporation (mm).

Fig. 2.

Diurnal pattern (average ± SE, min/h) of grazing time (A), ruminating (B) and laying down (C) in Saint Crox sheep on Taiwan (Pennisetum purpureum) pasture, and relation with environmental temperature (D) expressed in °C and evaporation (mm).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 51, Iss. 5, Pages 1599-1997

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