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The aim of this study was to evaluate the adoption of technologies and organizational practices in the areas of Management, Feeding and Reproduction in dual-purpose cattle of the Mexican tropic territory. This study gathered a sample of 1650 farms of small size. The farms were divided in categories ...

Author(s)
Rangel, J.; Espinosa, J. A.; Pablos-Heredero, C. de; Barba, C.; Velez, A.; Rivas, J.; García, A.
Publisher
Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Citation
Revista Cientifica, Facultad de Ciencias Veterinarias, Universidad del Zulia, 2017, 27, 1, pp 44-55
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

Conventional cattle ranching in the lowlands of Chiapas, Mexico typically employs extensive grazing, annual pasture burns and frequent applications of agrochemicals, threatening biodiversity and long-term productivity. A small group of innovative ranchers in the Central Valleys are converting to...

Author(s)
Ferguson, B. G.; Diemont, S. A. W.; Alfaro-Arguello, R.; Martin, J. F.; Nahed-Toral, J.; Álvarez-Solís, D.; Pinto-Ruíz, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Agricultural Systems, 2013, 120, pp 38-48
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
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

This study was conducted to characterize and identify the level of harmony between animal genetic and feed resources available in commercial dual purpose cattle production systems in Southeast Mexico. Cow productivity and apparent energetic efficiency (EEA) of low, medium and high European grades...

Author(s)
Magaña, J. G.; Parra-Bracamonte, G. M.; Estrada-León, R. J.; Ku-Vera, J. C.; Sosa-Ferreyra, C. F.
Publisher
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico
Citation
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 2010, 10, 1, pp 85-94
Abstract

Feed chemical and kinetic composition and animal performance information was used to evaluate productivity limitations and potentials of dual-purpose member herds of the Genesis farmer organization of central coastal Veracruz, Mexico. The Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System model (Version...

Author(s)
Absalón-Medina, V. A.; Blake, R. W.; Fox, D. G.; Juárez-Lagunes, F. I.; Nicholson, C. F.; Canudas-Lara, E. G.; Rueda-Maldonado, B. L.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2012, 44, 6, pp 1131-1142

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