11. Feeding potential of rangelands in Balochistan-Pakistan: A brief review

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Illahi Bakhsh Marghazani Muhammad Yaseen, Muhammad Afzal Ihsanullah Kakar Sajid Ali Khosa


Balochistan has the largest rangeland area among other provinces of Pakistan. It is bestowed with large number of small ruminants, camel heads along with various ecological zones. These zones have different rangeland species that have varied feeding potential for livestock of the province. However, this feeding potential varies with season, growth and rainfall pattern in different zones and within zones. The scanty and scattered work has been done in different areas of Balochistan, however known feeding worth of these rangelands is still lacking at large scale. The key purpose of this manuscript is compile the scattered and scanty work on rangelands of Balochistan so that future research areas can be identified and policy for preventing degradation, sustainability and improvement in feeding value of rangelands can be planned.

Keywords:  Balochistan; Feeding; Livestock; Nutrients; Rangelands



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