animal unit

animal unit

A unit of measurement indicating the ability of land to support range animals. Generally, a 1,000-pound animal grazing 26 pounds of dry forage per day (a mature cow or equivalent) is equal to one animal unit.Livestock grazing permits are usually expressed in terms of animal units per area or total animal unit months.

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In 2017, Napo merged into Jaguar Health Inc, which was formed from the Animal unit of Napo and listed in 2015 on Nasdaq.
Abbie, who works mainly in the small animal unit, where she takes care of the rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, fish, wildlife and poultry, said she loves a challenge.
If put into cattle production, a 640 acre pasture could either permit the herd size to increase by 116 animal units (A cow and calf comprises one animal unit.) or permit the production of 3,200 tons of hay.
There will also be a number of exciting activities for those of all ages including refreshments from Gee Gee's horse box, the Walford Campus Animal Unit and a guess the weight of the lamb competition.
The basis for all controlled grazing is the animal unit per day.
The security activity saw the participation of hundreds of policemen, as well as detectives, fighters, and the animal unit of the southern precinct -- including dog trainers and horsemen, the helicopter of the airborne unit and additional forces -- who succeeded in locating stockpiles of weaponry including improvised weapons, shotguns, ammunition, stun grenades and more during searches conducted in the community.
But the refuge's value to Americans, whether they live in Burns or Boston, cannot be measured in animal unit months or tons of hay.
The stocking rate (SR) was calculated considering the animal unit (AU) as 450 kg BW, using the following formula: SR = TAU/area, where: SR = stocking rate in AU [ha.sub.-1]; TAU = total animal unit; Area = total experimental area, in ha.
When grazing rates are as low as $1.35 per animal unit per month (one cow and calf), who can blame ranchers for squeezing every stalk of grass out of the public landscape?
[5], growth and development are two sides of the same complex process occurring in the animal unit.
As well as the lambs there were a number of other attractions available, including tours around the small animal unit where the college keeps its impressive range of reptiles and small mammals.
As well as the lambs there will be a number of other attractions available on the day including tours around the small animal unit where visitors can meet the college's reptiles and small mammals and also meet the cows and calves and pigs and piglets on the farm, plus falconry displays, arts and crafts activities for the kids.