한국초지조사료학회지 (JKSGFS) Vol. 39 No. 3 (p.189-194)

|Review Article|
Grazing Behavior and Forage Selection of Goats (Capra hircus)

키워드 :
Grazing,Grassland,Forage,Goat

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ABSTRACT
Ⅰ. INTRODUCTION
Ⅱ. GRAZING AND BROWSING
Ⅲ. FODDER SELECTION CHARACTERISTICSOF GOATS
Ⅳ. ACCLIMATIZATION WITH THEAVAILABILITY OF FORAGE AND PASTURE
Ⅴ. ENERGY CONSUMPTION TO GRAZEGRASS
Ⅵ. DRY MATTER INTAKE WHILE GRAZINGOF GOATS
Ⅶ. CURRENT RESEARCH STATUS OFGOAT INDUSTRY IN KOREA
Ⅷ. CONCLUSION
Ⅸ. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Ⅹ. REFERENCES

초록

The normal feeding approach of goats might be due to their precise anatomical and physiological characteristics of entity, which permit them to be highly selective, to eat legume silages and wild green grass. This review has been designed to consider the grazing behavior, fodder selection, and feed composition of goats. Various herbs and corns consumed by goats have numerous nutritive resources. Based on the general herbaceous intake activities and behavior of goats, they prefer wild grass such as grass grown in the steep hills than soft grass. Because the digestion capacity of cellulose feed has higher digestion level compared to other non-ruminants within rumen and it is advantageous to use wild forest or mountain grass which comprises high proportion of cellulose feed for goat. In South Korea, there are abundant feed resources for goats because of occupying large areas of mountains. Thus, goat production and feeding costs could be reduced if plants are used from the wild forest as a feed for goats relative to grassland grazing. Also, it is expected to contribute in improvement of goat farming with harmonious relationship between the grassland and wild forest while satisfying animal welfare and physiological desires of livestock.