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In the third period (September/October), with the restoration of precipitation and a temperature increase (Figure 1), the reverse trend was observed: there was a decrease in the PDM and an increase in the PL and thus increases in the ML, OL, LSR and LNLR (Table 2).
However, during this same period, the pastures had a lower PL, LSR and LNLR (Table 2), suggesting that the sward structure was unfavorable to selective grazing and likely could have been another factor limiting the intake of forage.
In this context, the low supplies of leaf and sward structures, characterized by a low PL, LSR and LNLR (Table 2), were the limiting factors for forage intake by the grazing animals, as discussed earlier, and consequently, animal performance.