Effects of Grazing Regulations on Pasture Health in New Zealand


  • Benjamin Taylor




Effect, Grazing Regulation, Pasture Health


Purpose: The aim of the study was to analyze the effects of grazing regulations on pasture health in New Zealand.

Methodology: This study adopted a desk methodology. A desk study research design is commonly known as secondary data collection. This is basically collecting data from existing resources preferably because of its low cost advantage as compared to a field research. Our current study looked into already published studies and reports as the data was easily accessed through online journals and libraries.

Findings: Grazing regulations in New Zealand have both positive and negative effects on pasture health. While well-managed regulations can enhance grass growth and prevent overgrazing, stringent rules may lead to underutilization and reduced biodiversity. Effective enforcement and farmer compliance are crucial for maximizing the benefits of grazing regulations, highlighting the need for a balanced approach that considers ecological sustainability and livestock management needs.

Unique Contribution to Theory, Practice and Policy: Environmental determinism, resource dependence theory & ecological modernization theory may be used to anchor future studies on analyze the effects of grazing regulations on pasture health in New Zealand. Tragedy of the commons, ecological resilience theory & adaptive management theory


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How to Cite

Taylor, B. . (2024). Effects of Grazing Regulations on Pasture Health in New Zealand . Journal of Livestock Policy, 3(2), 37 – 48. https://doi.org/10.47604/jlp.v3i2.2542