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A simulation model of grazing sheep: I. Animal growth and intake


  • Finlayson, J. D.
  • Cacho, O. J.
  • Bywater, A. C.


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  • Finlayson, J. D. & Cacho, O. J. & Bywater, A. C., 1995. "A simulation model of grazing sheep: I. Animal growth and intake," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 48(1), pages 1-25.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:agisys:v:48:y:1995:i:1:p:1-25

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    12. Gicheha, M.G. & Edwards, G.R. & Bell, S.T. & Burtt, E.S. & Bywater, A.C., 2014. "Embedded risk management in dryland sheep systems II. Risk analysis," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 124(C), pages 1-11.

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