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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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You'll pack a dense number of animals into a fairly small space, but it works because the rotation allows the grasses to recover before the herd can graze them again.
Your total acreage (whether 3 or 30) will dictate how many cattle you can graze, as will your climate (whether you have year round grazing or seasonal grass growth), and how you rotate or manage the pasture.
Years of restoration grazing, burning and cutting are recovering heathland that is now easier and more productive to graze, and the amount of cattle grazing by local farms has undergone a fivefold increase since the project started.
The Japanese graze occurred just beyond the lunar north pole where the topography is poorly known due to unfavorable lighting conditions and a lack of other well-observed grazes there.
As the herd eats, it grazes and leaves manure, and then moves on from the area to avoid the manure.