The ecology of Morecambe Bay. 5. The salt marshes of Morecambe Bay.
These areas have a long history of grazing by sheep and are stocked at up to 6.45 sheep/ha, average 4.75/ha (counting 1 lamb as 0.5 ewe). Lambs, 1.25/ ewe, gained 18-27 kg/head between late Apr. and Aug.-Sept. The dominant grasses were Puccinellia maritima, Festuca rubra and Agrostis stolonifera, and broad-leaved salt-marsh species were largely confined to ungrazed areas. Sheep grazing and turf cutting for lawns were regarded as compatible activities.