Animal Response and Economic Impact of Tree Inclusion in a Livestock System

  • Delmy Triana González Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Oscar Loyola Hernández Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba
  • Orestes Tejas Sánchez State Forestry Service Sierra de Cubitas, Camagüey, Cuba
  • Félix Pompa Rodríguez Municipal University, Florida, Camagüey, Cuba

Resumen

A study was conducted at the Roberto Rodríguez CCS (Credit and Services Cooperative), in the municipality of Sierra de Cubitas, province of Camagüey, Cuba, to evaluate the animal response and economic impact of the inclusion of trees in a livestock system under the local edaphoclimatic conditions. The productive performance of animals and the forest system were evaluated, and their economic impact was determined. The mean and SE was determined as well. The results were compared using a T-student test for P < 0.05, in order to evaluate animal response in the two systems. The results indicated the superiority of the forest grazing system over the traditional system. It was concluded that the forest-grazing system increased animal productivity and contributed with additional benefits in terms of forestry. The forest-grazing system had a greater economic impact than the traditional system.

Publicado
2018-09-26
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación