What is pasture?

  • (verb): Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow.
    Synonyms: crop, graze
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Pasture

Pasture (from the Latin pastus, past participle of pascere ”to feed”) is land used for grazing. Pasture lands in the narrow sense are enclosed tracts of farmland, grazed by domesticated livestock, such as horses, cattle, sheep or swine. The vegetation of tended pasture, forage, consists mainly of grasses, with an interspersion of legumes and other forbs. Pasture is typically grazed throughout the summer, in contrast to meadow which is used for grazing only after being mown to make hay for winter fodder.

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Calf Pasture Beach - History
... The area now known as Calf Pasture was used by Connecticut colony settlers in the 17th century as grazing land for cows ... They landed near the Round Beach island at the Calf Pasture peninsula where they spent the night ... the city to acquire and create a park at Calf Pasture Beach ...
Briarcroft Pasture - Reason For Notification
... As such Briarcroft Pasture is one of 18 SSSIs in the Cleveland area of search ... Briarcroft Pasture is nationally important for its species-rich grassland which is unimproved by fertilisers ... Briarcroft Pasture is one of only two remaining examples of this habitat in the Tees lowland area ...
Tunney's Pasture
... Tunney's Pasture is a 49 hectares (120 acres) area within the City of Ottawa, Ontario, that is exclusively developed for Canada's federal government buildings ... in the vicinity of it will often call their neighbourhood Tunney's Pasture ... complex, home to some 10,000 employees, is served by Tunney's Pasture Station on the transitway ...
Examples of Pasture Habitats
... Maquis Moorland Potrero (landform) Prairie Rangeland Rough pasture Savanna Sheepwalk Steppe Wood pasture Veld ...
Sugar Mountain Farm - Principles
... Rotation and chickens are put in the original pasture to manage insects ... shelter in open dens and sheds using deep bedding of hay to replace the pasture providing protection from the cold and winds ... pastured pig farms where pigs are truly raised on pasture getting most or all of their diet from grazing and foraging as innovated at Sugar Mountain ...

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