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Small-scale dairy systems (SSDS) in Mexico represent over 78% of dairy farms and 37% of milk production. In the central highlands, many SSDS base the feeding of herds on irrigated cultivated pastures (mostly cut-and-carry), straws, and large amounts of commercial concentrates that result in high...

Author(s)
Velarde-Guillén, J.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Rayas-Amor, A. A.; Vicente, F.; Martínez-Fernández, A.; Heredia-Nava, D.; Celis-Alvarez, M. D.; Aguirre-Ugarte, I. K.; Galindo-González, E.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
CSIRO, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Animal Production Science, 2019, 59, 2, pp 368-375
Abstract

The use and management of native grassland for dairy production during the rainy season was studied on two small-scale dairy farms in the highlands of central Mexico. Two stocking rates (2 and 4 cows/ha) and two levels of supplementation with commercial concentrate (4 and 6 kg/cow/day) under...

Author(s)
Sainz-Sánchez, P. A.; López-González, F.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Martínez-García, C. G.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2017, 49, 1, pp 179-186
Abstract

The effect of including 9% of molasses in supplements offered to dual purpose cows, during dry season in subtropical Mexico was determined. Forage availability in pastures during the dry season is reduced and of low quality. Molasses is a readily available source of energy that may improve forage...

Author(s)
Salvador-Loreto, I.; Arriaga-Jordán, C. M.; Estrada-Flores, J. G.; Vicente-Mainar, F.; García-Martínez, A.; Albarrán-Portillo, B.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2016, 48, 3, pp 643-648
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

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