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Small-scale dairy systems (SSDS) in Mexico represent over 78% of dairy farms and 37% of milk production. In the central highlands, many SSDS base the feeding of herds on irrigated cultivated pastures (mostly cut-and-carry), straws, and large amounts of commercial concentrates that result in high...

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Velarde-Guillén, J.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Rayas-Amor, A. A.; Vicente, F.; Martínez-Fernández, A.; Heredia-Nava, D.; Celis-Alvarez, M. D.; Aguirre-Ugarte, I. K.; Galindo-González, E.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2019, 59, 2, pp 368-375
Abstract

Family farming is still the main source of income for many people in the tropical regions of the world. At the same time, modern society is quickly becoming more aware of the welfare of animals for human consumption. The main objective of this study was to illustrate the need to modify certain...

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Hernandez, A.; Berg, C.; Eriksson, S.; Edstam, L.; Orihuela, A.; Leon, H.; Galina, C.
Publisher
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Wheathampstead, UK
Citation
Animal Welfare, 2017, 26, 2, pp 177-184
Abstract

The use and management of native grassland for dairy production during the rainy season was studied on two small-scale dairy farms in the highlands of central Mexico. Two stocking rates (2 and 4 cows/ha) and two levels of supplementation with commercial concentrate (4 and 6 kg/cow/day) under...

Author(s)
Sainz-Sánchez, P. A.; López-González, F.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Martínez-García, C. G.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2017, 49, 1, pp 179-186
Abstract

Inadequate nutrient intake during late gestation can cause cow bodyweight (BW) loss and influence cow reproductive performance and subsequent productivity of steer progeny. Therefore, a 7-year study with a 3×3 arrangement of treatments was conducted at Corona Range and Livestock Research Centre,...

Author(s)
Mulliniks, J. T.; Sawyer, J. E.; Harrelson, F. W.; Mathis, C. P.; Cox, S. H.; Löest, C. A.; Petersen, M. K.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2016, 56, 12, pp 1998-2003
Abstract

The reproduction of dairy cows can be affected by factors related to management. The objective of the study was to evaluate the reproductive behavior of dairy cows in agribusinesses with two technological levels (TL): transition and entrepreneurial, which use CHAPINGO-AGROPEC Star® advice and...

Author(s)
Mariscal-Aguayo, V.; Pacheco-Cervantes, A.; Estrella-Quintero, H.; Huerta-Bravo, M.; Rangel-Santos, R.; Núñez-Domínguez, R.
Publisher
Agricultura, Sociedad y Desarrollo, Montecillo, Mexico
Citation
Agricultura, Sociedad y Desarrollo, 2016, 13, 3, pp 493-507
Abstract

The effect of including 9% of molasses in supplements offered to dual purpose cows, during dry season in subtropical Mexico was determined. Forage availability in pastures during the dry season is reduced and of low quality. Molasses is a readily available source of energy that may improve forage...

Author(s)
Salvador-Loreto, I.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Vicente-Mainar, F.; García-Martínez, A.; Albarrán-Portillo, B.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2016, 48, 3, pp 643-648
AbstractFull Text

The objective of this work was to characterize general and social aspects of goat production systems in the State of Tlaxcala, México. Literature review and a survey to 116 farmers across the State were carried out. For 50% of the farmers, the production purpose is saving and self-consumption, for...

Author(s)
Ambrocio, S. J. I.; Quiroz, M. M. I.; Salvador, F. O.; Lucas, T. J. de; Pérez, R. M. A.
Publisher
Sociedad Española de Ovinotecnia y Caprinotecnia (SEOC), Ourense, Spain
Citation
XXXIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Ovinotecnia y Caprinotecnia (SEOC), XV Congreso Internacional, Ourense, España, 17-19 de septiembre de 2014, 2014, pp 486-492
Abstract

The purpose of the present study was assessing factors which influence adoption of innovation by producers of dual purpose cattle. By means of non-stochastic selection of 121 farmers who participated in the support program of SAGARPA in 2010-2011, three definite groups of producers applying...

Author(s)
Reyes, V. C.; Moral, J. B. del; Cervantes Escoto, F.; Espinosa García, J. A.; Aguilar Ávila, J.; Loaiza Meza, A.
Publisher
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias, 2013, 4, 1, pp 31-46
Abstract

To determine Brucella abortus RB51 and S19 strains effectiveness to prevent abortion, two dual purpose cattle production units (PU) infected with brucellosis were selected at Veracruz, Mexico with tropical climate. Each PU had at least 200 cows. At both locations, cows were randomly selected and...

Author(s)
Barradas-Piña, F. T.; Martínez-Herrera, D. I.; Peniche-Cardeña, A.; Canseco-Sedano, R.; Molina-Sánchez, B.; Flores-Castro, R.
Publisher
IDOSI Publications, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
World Applied Sciences Journal, 2012, 16, 5, pp 715-720
Abstract

Tropical grasses are the primary nutrient resource for cattle production in the tropics, and they provide low-cost nutrients to cattle. However, its production is constrained by seasonal changes and quality; hence, appropriate usage of relatively inexpensive agricultural by-products is important to ...

Author(s)
Pedraza-Beltrán, P.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Martínez-Campos, A. R.; Estrada-López, I.; Rayas-Amor, A. A.; Yong-Angel, G.; Figueroa-Medina, M.; Avilés Nova, F.; Castelán-Ortega, O. A.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2012, 44, 2, pp 329-336

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