CENS role: Project Scientific Consultant
Executor department: DB&FR CENS, Scientific Center of Artsakh
Partner: Scientific Center of Artsakh
Duration (Years): 2018 - 2020
Funding Source: Science Committee of The Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia

Principal feed resource used at stall-feeding period in traditional cattle-breeding farms of Artsakh Republic is hay of natural hayfields. So, milk and meat production at this period depends on volume and quality of this fodder type. The project is devoted to study of main parameters of hayfields’ effective usage in Artsakh. In particular, it is envisaged to assess yield capacity, vegetation composition (including weeds), nutritive value of two rural communities’ grasslands, as well as the impact of terrain and haymowing time on studied indices. Realization of project can stimulate the applying of agronomic measures for effective usage of hayfields.