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Researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by the British Veterinary Association, the British Cattle Veterinary Association and the...

Date
November 2018
Event

9 - 11 September 2019 - Warsaw

Venue
Warsaw
Country
Poland
Contact
Dariusz Jan Skarzynski or Tomasz Janowski, The Organizing Committee
Abstract

Over the years the grasslands biodiversity decrease a lot. Grasslands are the one who are shelter for insects, butterfly, species and so on and this is the reason why maintaining grassland as natural as can it become a target. The purpose of this research is to assess the state of the biodiversity...

Author(s)
Toth, Gh.; Rotar, I.; Vidican, R.; Pleșa, A.; Vaida, I.; Iuga, V.
Publisher
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Publication
Romanian Journal of Grassland and Forage Crops, 2018, No.17, pp 63-66
CABI Book Info
Cover for Principles of cattle production.

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
CAB ReviewFull Text

A holistic statistical modelling procedure for the analysis of energy balance (EB) studies is proposed in this review. We show that a switch from EB-based analysis to heat production (HP)-based analysis has some advantages. The use of augmented EB data with a fasting HP estimate is proposed to...

Date
September 2018
Subjects
digestion; energy balance; energy intake; energy metabolism; heat production; metabolizable energy; regression analysis; ruminant feeding; statistical analysis
Author(s)
Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; Cammell, S. B.; Haines, M. J.; Lopez, S.; France, J.
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Invited review: inflammation during the transition to lactation: new adventures with an old flame.

Date
February 2016
Author(s)
Bradford, B. J., Yuan, K., Farney, J. K., Mamedova, L. K., Carpenter, A. J.
Source
Journal of Dairy Science 2015 98 10 6631-6650
AbstractFull Text

Dehesa agroforestry systems (rangelands located in Southwest Spain) are characterised by their semi-arid and often marginal conditions. In this sense, the study of the role of carbon footprint in extensive systems is of great interest by analysing, within a case study framework, the two production...

Author(s)
Escribano, M.; Moreno, G.; Eldesouky, A.; Horrillo, A.; Gaspar, P.; Mesías, F. J.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 401-405
AbstractFull Text

The production of medicinal plants could be combined with the production of timber from high value trees as Prunus avium L. because many medicinal plants are characterised by its capacity to growth under a partial shade. This type of agroforestry practice called silvoarable or forest farming...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Ferreiro-Domínguez, N.; Romero-Franco, R.; González-Hernández, M. P.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 369-372
AbstractFull Text

Intercropping or grazing of orchards or groves of fruit trees (e.g. olive, carob, pine-nut, walnut, almond, chestnut, apple, pear), or plantations of trees grown for high value timber (e.g. walnut and wild cherry) can be characterized as a "high-value tree agroforestry systems". The systems can be...

Author(s)
Pantera, A.; Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Burgess, P.; Graves, A.; Ferreiro-Domínguez, N.; Corroyer, N.; McAdam, J.; Rosati, A.; López-Díaz, M. L.; Mantzanas, K.; Moreno, G.; Papadopoulos, A.; Papanastasis, V. P.; Lerberghe, P. van; Giannitsopoulos, M.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 342-345
AbstractFull Text

In northern European countries, there is little current understanding of the potential of tree fodder. This paper discusses the opportunities and barriers for tree fodder into UK ruminant livestock systems. Key opportunities include improving livestock nutrition and health (particularly as sources...

Author(s)
Smith, J.; Westaway, S.; Whistance, L.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 324-327
AbstractFull Text

To assess an innovative method, and to get a better understanding of browsing behavior of dairy cows and the performance of self-medicating behavior a 13-day preliminary trial was conducted. On a silvopastoral site of a Dutch organic dairy farm, data were collected with 4 wildlife digital cameras...

Author(s)
Roelen, S. S. M.; Luske, B.; Wagenaar, J. P.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 319-323

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