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Intensive silvopastoral systems (ISS) are a sustainable alternative to monoculture systems (MS). The presence of trees and legumes improves animal welfare due to the increased food quality and quantity and the presence of shade while providing a variety of environmental services. As cattle...

Author(s)
Améndola, L.; Solorio, F. J.; Ku-Vera, J. C.; Améndola-Massioti, R. D.; Zarza, H.; Mancera, K. F.; Galindo, F.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2019, 13, 3, pp 606-616
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In order to analyze the adaptation strategies to climate risks in livestock production, concepts were reviewed and case studies are presented in sheep production systems in temperate zones and bovine dual purpose in the dry tropics. The most often documented climate events with probability of risks ...

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Vargas-López, S.; Bustamante-González, A.; Zaragoza Ramírez, J. L.; Morales-Jiménez, J.; Vargas-Monter, J.
Publisher
Colegio de Postgraduados, Texcoco, Mexico
Citation
Agroproductividad, 2018, 11, 2, pp 75-80
Abstract

Deforestation of tropical dry forest reduces soil fertility, with negative effects on future restoration intervention. To evaluate the effect of initial soil properties on three-year performance of six tree species in restoration settings, we measured C, N, and P contents in topsoils of 48 plots...

Author(s)
Carrasco-Carballido, V.; Martínez-Garza, C.; Jiménez-Hernández, H.; Márquez-Torres, F.; Campo, J.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2019, 10, 5, pp 428
Abstract

The objective was to assess the productive performance of a Charolais herd, which was based on the analysis of production records of the "Ex Hacienda El Carmen", farm, located in Güemez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Animals were fed forages on pastures, cows were bred throughout the year and calves kept...

Author(s)
Silva Contreras, A.; Martínez González, J. C.; Briones Encinia, F.; Castillo Rodríguez, S. P.; Hernández Melendez, J.
Publisher
Universidad de Oriente Press, Maturin, Venezuela
Citation
Revista Cientifica UDO Agricola, 2013, 13, 1, pp 140-145
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The objectives of this study were to analyze body measurements of 75 crossbred bulls Holstein/Zebu (Ho/Z), and Brown Swiss/Zebu (BS/Z) grazing tropical forage species at two Experimental Stations La Posta (LP) and Matías Romero (MR), to determine the model or function that best fit at growth in two ...

Author(s)
Vinay-Vadillo, J. C.; Piña-Cárdenas, B. A.; Cantón-Castillo, J. J. G.; Peraza-Mercado, G.; Hernández-Bautista, J.
Publisher
KPK Publishers, Peshawar, Pakistan
Citation
Research Opinions in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 2014, 4, 12, pp 676-683
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In tropical production systems, dairy cows are rarely supplemented with minerals, which often lead to mineral imbalances. Grasses grown together in the same soil type and sampled at the same growth stage can vary widely in chemical and mineral composition; therefore, the objective of this study was ...

Author(s)
Arzate-Vázquez, G. L.; Castrejón-Pineda, F. A.; Rosiles-Martínez, R.; Carrillo-Pita, S.; Angeles-Campos, S.; Vargas-Bello-Pérez, E.
Publisher
Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Citation
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, 2016, 43, 3, pp 476-485
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

These proceedings presents abstracts of papers from the XLI Meeting of the Mexican Association of Animal Production and Food Security, AC and VII National Meeting on Agriculture and Pasture Systems, held in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico last 02 to 04 Jul 2014. Topics of papers focused on agro and...

Author(s)
Martínez-Loperena, R.; Ayala-Burgos, A.; Solorio-Sánchez, J.; Castelán-Ortega, O.
Publisher
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico
Citation
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 2014, 17, 2, pp 325-435
AbstractFull Text

Animal husbandry in Mexico began with the arrival of the Spaniards and the creation of New Spain. It changed significantly in the middle of the 20th century with the introduction of the Zebu breed of cattle and improved pastures. From the beginning, wetlands were used for cattle grazing, and we...

Author(s)
Moreno-Casasola, P.; López Rosas, H.; Rodríguez-Medina, K.
Publisher
Sociedad Española para el Estudio de los Pastos (SEEP), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Pastos, 2012, 42, 2, pp 185-217
Abstract

Market information was combined with predicted input-output relationships in an economic analysis of alternative nutritional management for dual-purpose member herds of the Genesis farmer organization of central coastal Veracruz, Mexico. Cow productivity outcomes for typical management and...

Author(s)
Absalón-Medina, V. A.; Nicholson, C. F.; Blake, R. W.; Fox, D. G.; Juárez-Lagunes, F. I.; Canudas-Lara, E. G.; Rueda-Maldonado, B. L.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2012, 44, 6, pp 1143-1150

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