Part I. Comments on Mali Research Memo no. 3. Part 2. Watering strategies in arid areas: Physiological and ecological implications
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Comments on some of the issues raised in Mali research memo entitled "Notes on milk production in some West African pastoral systems", viz. changes in milk offtake/total milk production ratio during lactation and its effects on calf growth, lactation length and milk composition. Discusses effects of watering frequency on water intake by livestock, grazing radius & land degradation around watering points and performance & behaviour of cattle esp. the Boran in Ethiopia.