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The projects presented in this work cover the development of technologies, processes and practices that are designed to increase the productivity of animals, particularly dairy cattle. Key areas given focus are animal-environment interactions, animal welfare, evaluation of diet components and...

Author(s)
Viana, J. H. M.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2012, No.150, pp 61-137
Abstract

The projects presented in this work cover technology transfer and communication activities aimed at evaluating and developing methods to maximize the efficiency of adoption of technologies generated or adapted by the Embrapa Dairy Cattle. Focus is given on actions to transfer knowledge and...

Author(s)
Fereira, J. R.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2012, No.150, pp 185-205
Abstract

Brazilian studies showed that adding sugarcane + urea to cattle feed increased liveweight of Friesian-Zebu cows by 20%. Tables are presented of daily and total liveweigh gains of different feed ratios fed to heifers in Minas Gerais in 2000. Milk production during 1995-99 on the Barra Alegre farm in ...

Author(s)
Torres, R. de A.; Rodrigues, C. A. F.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 95-107
Abstract

The 25 projects presented in this work cover key areas in dairy herd health, quality and safety of milk and milk products and milk production chain services aimed at helping in the improvement of production indices and sustainability of milk production systems. Focus is given on control strategies...

Author(s)
Mendonça, L. C.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2012, No.150, pp 139-159
Abstract

A brief historical overview of farming in this Brazilian region is presented. Dairy farming began in the mid-1990s. Tyfton grass [Cynodon dactylon?] was used to improve pastures. Twenty-six cows (23 in lactation and 3 in dry period) are producing approximately 370 litres milk/day. Sugarcane is used ...

Author(s)
Pires, M. E.; Torres, R. de A.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 155-160
Abstract

Bovine papillomavirus is common in Brazil. Its symptoms are described, as well as its effect on milk production, treatment and prevention. Vaccination is also discussed.

Author(s)
Oliveira, V. M.; Morais, R. J. S.; Brito Neto, E. P.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 39-47
Abstract

Use of a hand milking kit, developed for small farmers in Brazil, is described. Special attention is paid to milking hygiene, cow care, correct storage of milk, use of community fridges, and milk transport.

Author(s)
Oliveira, V. M.; Torres, R. A.; Brito Neto, E. P.; Morais, R. J. S.
Publisher
Embrapa Gado de Leite, Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Citation
Documentos - Embrapa Gado de Leite, 2007, No.122, pp 25-38

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