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The impacts of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) feeding systems on cattle production, environmental services and animal welfare in Mexico are discussed. A total of about 12,000 ha of leucaena have been established in the tropical regions of México, where most of the information for the current...

Author(s)
Ramírez-Avilés, L.; Solorio-Sánchez, F. J.; Aguilar-Pérez, C. F.; Ayala-Burgos, A. J.; Ku-Vera, J. C.
Publisher
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia
Citation
Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales, 2019, 7, 4, pp 375-380
Abstract

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (Leucaena) is a woody fodder legume with extensive use as livestock feed in the tropics because of its adaptation and productivity in tropical environments. This review discusses benefits of Leucaena as feed for bovines in relation to tropical grasses, among...

Author(s)
Martínez-Hernández, P. A.; Cortés-Díaz, E.; Purroy-Vásquez, R.; Palma-García, J. M.; Pozo-Rodríguez, P. P. del; Vite-Cristóbal, C.
Publisher
Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Yucatan, Mexico
Citation
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 2019, 22, 2, pp 331-357
Abstract

The aim of the study was to assess milk yields, estimate the intake of crude protein (CP) and determine the concentrations of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) in early post-partum crossbred cows grazing irrigated Leucaena leucocephala (leucaena) in a silvopastoral system relative to those in an irrigated...

Author(s)
Bottini-Luzardo, M. B.; Aguilar-Pérez, C. F.; Centurión-Castro, F. G.; Solorio-Sánchez, F. J.; Ku-Vera, J. C.
Publisher
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Cali, Colombia
Citation
Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales, 2016, 4, 3, pp 159-167

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