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Brazilian studies showed that adding sugarcane + urea to cattle feed increased liveweight of Friesian-Zebu cows by 20%. Tables are presented of daily and total liveweigh gains of different feed ratios fed to heifers in Minas Gerais in 2000. Milk production during 1995-99 on the Barra Alegre farm in ...

Author(s)
Torres, R. de A.; Rodrigues, C. A. F.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 95-107
Abstract

A brief historical overview of farming in this Brazilian region is presented. Dairy farming began in the mid-1990s. Tyfton grass [Cynodon dactylon?] was used to improve pastures. Twenty-six cows (23 in lactation and 3 in dry period) are producing approximately 370 litres milk/day. Sugarcane is used ...

Author(s)
Pires, M. E.; Torres, R. de A.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 155-160
Abstract

Bovine papillomavirus is common in Brazil. Its symptoms are described, as well as its effect on milk production, treatment and prevention. Vaccination is also discussed.

Author(s)
Oliveira, V. M.; Morais, R. J. S.; Brito Neto, E. P.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 39-47
Abstract

The use of sugarcane to feed dairy cows during the dry period is common in Brazil. Crop yields of 13 Brazilian cultivars during 1993-2000 are tabulated. Field preparation and crop management are described, as well as harvesting and postharvest treatment.

Author(s)
Torres, R. de A.; Rodrigues, C. A. F.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 57-66
Abstract

Weed control in sugarcane, used as cattle feed, in Brazil is described with special attention to chemical control and herbicides produced by Dow Agrosciences Ltd. Safe working practices for working with herbicides are also outlined.

Author(s)
Caçador, S. S.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 79-93
Abstract

Use of a hand milking kit, developed for small farmers in Brazil, is described. Special attention is paid to milking hygiene, cow care, correct storage of milk, use of community fridges, and milk transport.

Author(s)
Oliveira, V. M.; Torres, R. A.; Brito Neto, E. P.; Morais, R. J. S.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 25-38
AbstractFull Text

Customer demands for food safety and origin certification are causing major challenges to the livestock industry. Mercosur countries are quickly developing and adopting animal identification and recording systems to comply with the required product traceability. In this matter, Brazil has been...

Author(s)
Cardoso, F.; Cardellino, R. A.
Publisher
International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), Roma, Italy
Citation
ICAR Technical Series, 2004, No.9, pp 121-132
Abstract

Termites play lead roles in the organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling in tropical and subtropical zones. It is one of the most important subjects to know the effects of the termite activities on the soil fertility, grass growth and grazing cattle in the subtropical pastures in order to...

Author(s)
Fukuda, E.; Kanno, T.; Macedo, M. C. M.; Miranda, C. H. B.; Nakamura, T.
Publisher
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan
Citation
JIRCAS Working Report, 2004, No.36, pp 35-41
Abstract

An account is given of a repasturing system developed at a farm in Brazil between 1998 and 2002. In 1998-99, all heifer calves were transferred to grazing in a different area of the 65-hectare property (traditional management), and in 1999-2000, there was a gradual transfer of heifers aged <6...

Author(s)
Silva Portela, J. da; Suñe, R.; Silveira, V. C. P.; Ribeiro, C. M.; Amaral, L. C.; Baier, C. H.
Publisher
EMATER/RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Citation
Realidade Rural , 2004, 36, pp 43-64
Abstract

The performance was compared of cows in 15 herds in Brazil which were subjected to pasture, semi-intensive or intensive management and receiving 79-91, 51-64 38-48% respectively of their feed from grazing. In the 3 groups, the daily intake of grass averaged 10.73, 6.82 and 5.01 kg respectively, the ...

Author(s)
Dartora, V.
Publisher
EMATER/RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Citation
Realidade Rural , 2004, 36, pp 9-41

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