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Effects of silvopastoral areas on dual-purpose cattle production at the semi-humid old agricultural frontier in Central Nicaragua

by Yamamoto, Wataru.
Publisher: Turrialba (Costa Rica) CATIE 2004Description: 254 páginas 6 ilustraciones, 69 tablas 21.59 x 27.94 cm.Subject(s): GANADO | RAZAS MIXTAS | UTILIZACION DE LA TIERRA | SISTEMAS SILVOPASCICOLAS | SISTEMAS DE EXPLOTACION | INTENSIFICACION | PASTIZALES | LEGUMINOSAS | PLANTAS DE SOMBRA | SOMBRA | ORDENACION DE RECURSOS | PRODUCCION ANIMAL | COSTOS DE PRODUCCION | BOSQUE TROPICAL HUMEDO | NICARAGUA | LIVESTOCK | MULTIPURPOSE BREEDS | LAND USE | SILVOPASTORAL SYSTEMS | FARMING SYSTEMS | INTENSIFICATION | PASTURES | LEGUMES | SHADE PLANTS | SHADE | RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | ANIMAL PRODUCTION | PRODUCTION COSTS | TROPICAL RAIN FORESTS | NICARAGUA | BETAIL | RACE MIXTE | UTILISATION DES TERRES | SYSTEME SYLVOPASTORAL | SYSTEME D'EXPLOITATION AGRICOLE | INTENSIFICATION | PATURAGES | LEGUMINEUSE | PLANTE D'OMBRAGE | OMBRE | GESTION DES RESSOURCES | PRODUCTION ANIMALE | COUT DE PRODUCTION | FORET TROPICALE HUMIDE | NICARAGUAOnline Resources: Click here to access online | Texto completo (En) | http://hdl.handle.net/11554/4934 Summary: Cattle production in humid lowland tropics has been criticised for its extensive management. Dual-purpose cattle production system has been preferred by small and medium sized farms in such regions due to low capital and technical demands with low risk for farmers. In order to quantify the effects on production of silvopastoral areas in the dual-purpose cattle production system, relations between land use patterns and seasonal production and herd data were examined for 74 farms in semi-humid regions of central Nicaragua. The study concluded that silvopastoral areas are largely utilized for cattle production with positive effects on milk production. Further studies are recommeded on stocking rates and change of sward composition, feasibility study on pasture improvement with use of fertilization and/or silvopastoral techniques, and availability and nutritional values of broadleaved plants in dry season.
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Cattle production in humid lowland tropics has been criticised for its extensive management. Dual-purpose cattle production system has been preferred by small and medium sized farms in such regions due to low capital and technical demands with low risk for farmers. In order to quantify the effects on production of silvopastoral areas in the dual-purpose cattle production system, relations between land use patterns and seasonal production and herd data were examined for 74 farms in semi-humid regions of central Nicaragua. The study concluded that silvopastoral areas are largely utilized for cattle production with positive effects on milk production. Further studies are recommeded on stocking rates and change of sward composition, feasibility study on pasture improvement with use of fertilization and/or silvopastoral techniques, and availability and nutritional values of broadleaved plants in dry season.

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