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Lane, P and Cullen, B and Bell, M and Christie, K and Rawnsley, R and Eckard, R, Grasslands, Living in a Warmer World: How a Changing Climate Will Affect Our Lives, CSIRO Publishing, J Salinger (ed), Australia, pp. 120-133. ISBN 978-1-48630-028-0 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Grasslands are the largest land use system on Earth, comprising approximately 26% of the world’s land area and 70% of the world’s agricultural area. It is estimated that over 800 million people rely on grasslands for their livelihoods, largely through livestock production. Grasslands provide a low cost source of feed and nutrients for ruminant livestock and thereby contribute to edible food for human consumption from land often unsuited to other agricultural production. Ruminant livestock are also unique in that their digestive system allows them to live on grass when other simple stomach animals cannot.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture production not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Objective Field:Pasture, browse and fodder crops not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Lane, P (Associate Professor Peter Lane)
UTAS Author:Christie, K (Dr Karen Christie)
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, R (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
ID Code:87398
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2013-11-14
Last Modified:2014-08-11
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