What is the Meaning & Definition of livestock

It is called via livestock to those (mobile) transhumant roads linking sites to grazing so farmers and herders can carry their cattle pastures best taking advantage somehow the best climate, ports or areas of pastures of high mountains in the summer, or more flat areas and more temperate climate during the winter.
In Spain these livestock routes constitute 125 thousand kilometers of road, intended for livestock from transhumance type and it is equivalent to about 450 thousand hectares.
In legal terms, these roads are public property whereby ownership of these autonomous communities exercise them.
Among the types of livestock routes we can find the following: canyons, twine, sidewalks, ravine and contaderos.
In terms of the dimensions that are the same, these will depend on the administrative act of classification, i.e., through this will be determined width, the layout, the existence and the name are you a the same.
Follow these values of width and currently are respected: Cañada real (75,22 meters), chalk (37,71 meters), sidewalk (20,89 meters) and cast (below the dimension that holds a path).
Meanwhile, in addition to the livestock via if same, there are additional elements whose mission has been completed and attend these networks of cattle roads, such as ravine (widening of the via livestock the cattle pass there the night), water points (wells that coincide with a river, stream or Lake), majadas (space in which the herd spends the night) , (signs), actual ports (place in which charged taxes established by the Crown), contaderos (narrow passages where it is easier to count the winner), bridges, huts (dwellings of transhumant shepherds), washing of wool and livestock companies, among others.

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