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Cattle and Sheep Managing Landscapes

Cattle have been domesticated for thousands of years and farmed for beef, veal, dairy, leather or pulling carts or wagons or sometimes for riding . They are less commonly used for conservation grazing, simply to maintain grassland for wildlife.  

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This rarely happens in Australia, but has been very successful for example, in Epping Forest, England.Grazing by cattle at low intensities can create a favourable environment for native herbs and forbs; however, in most world regions cattle are reducing biodiversity due to overgrazing driven by food demands by an expanding human population.