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Historical changes in stocking rates of domestic livestock as a measure of semi-arid and arid rangeland degradation in the Cape Province, South Africa
Historical changes in stocking rates of domestic livestock on fenced ranches was used to determine if rangeland degradation has taken place in semi-arid and arid rangelands of Cape Province, South Africa (27Ã‹ï¿½ S; 23Ã‹ï¿½ E) South Africa. The numbers of all domestic livestock animals from agriculture censuses from 1840 through 1981 were converted to large stock units (LSU) (1 LSU = one bovid weighing 420 kg). Mean annual rainfall and stock-water points within each district were investigated and analyzed in relation to percent change of stocking rates and livestock units per 100 ha.