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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
Abstract

In order to evaluate the quality of chicken manure as animal feed and its effect on chemical and mineral composition of milk as well as on mineral composition of blood serum of dairy cows grazing in dry tropical conditions, 18 dairy cows of similar weight and number of births were studied. The cows ...

Author(s)
Pinto-Ruiz, R.; Alfonso-Ruiz, E.; Gomez-Castro, H.; Guevara-Hernandez, F.; Ruiz-Sesma, B.; Jimenez-Trujillo, J. A.
Publisher
Medwell Online, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Citation
Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 2012, 11, 2, pp 289-294
Abstract

The objective was to determine the effect of including silages of annual ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) intercropped with winter vetch (Vicia villosa) (ARG-VV) or with common vetch (Vicia sativa) (ARG-VS) compared with maize silage (MS) on milk yield and milk composition of dairy cows grazing...

Author(s)
Hernández-Ortega, M.; Heredia-Nava, D.; Espinoza-Ortega, A.; Sánchez-Vera, E.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2011, 43, 5, pp 947-954
Abstract

The objective of the work was to identify local feeding strategies in small-scale dairy production systems during the rainy season in the highlands of Mexico, and to determine their effects on milk yields (MY), milk composition and economic viability. Twenty-two dairy farms were monitored by...

Author(s)
Alfonso-Ávila, Á. R.; Wattiaux, M. A.; Espinoza-Ortega, A.; Sánchez-Vera, E.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2012, 44, 3, pp 637-644

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