Range-land management.

Agricultural science S.S.S 2 Third Term

Week 4

Rangeland management.

Performance objective

Students should be able to:

  1. State the meaning of rangeland.
  2. List the importance of rangeland.
  3. State the characteristics of rangeland.
  4. Mention some grasses of livestock rangeland.
  5. State factors affecting the level of production of herbage.


Meaning of Rangeland/Pasture

The term rangeland is used to describe a predominantly herbaceous plants community. It affords extensive grazing pasture for animals like cattle, sheep and goats.


Definition of Rangeland

Rangeland can be defined as an extensive area of land covered by grasses, legumes with some tree, shrubs and herbs where animals (ruminants) can graze or browse freely.

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