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graze

[grāz]
(ordnance)
To pass close to the surface, as a shot that follows a path nearly parallel to the ground and low enough to strike a standing person.
Burst of a projectile at the instant of impact with the ground. Also known as graze burst.
In time fire, a burst on impact with the ground or other material object on a level with or below the target.
(vertebrate zoology)
To feed by browsing on, cropping, and eating grass.
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Impact of grazeable complementary forage system on walking distance and milking interval, milk yield and economic loss
Our results indicated that in an 800 cow herd, the incorporation of grazeable CFS into the farm system in association with pastures (30:70) had the potential to: i) reduce walking distances of large AMS herds by 1.0 to 1.7 km; ii) reduce MI by 0.5 to 1 h; iii) reduce energy loss by 3 to 6 MJ/cow/d; iv) increase MY by up to 1.5 kg/cow/d; and v) improve financial performance by up to AU$ 0.5/cow/d.
Risk and opportunities of grazeable complementary forage system
Thirty-six scenario analyses were carried out to investigate grazeable areas required for different herd sizes in pasture alone or CFS based AMS systems (Table 1).
Each of these herd sizes and pasture utilisation was incorporated with six levels of grazeable CFR (0%, 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% of replacement of pasture by grazeable CFR) (Table 2).
The same procedure was followed to calculate the farm size required for a CFS system that replaced pasture at 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, and 50% level using grazeable CFR.
The potential exists to minimize average walking distances if the volume of grazeable forages grown in close vicinity to the dairy is increased.
One approach is to increase the amount of grazeable forages within a 1-km radius of the dairy.