Effect of Algarroba on Grazing Cow Behavior and Milk Production. I. Dry Season.

  • Alex J. Roca Cedeño Cattle Raising, ESPAM MFL, Calceta, Manabí, Ecuador¨
  • Paola J. Lascano Armas Academic Unit of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (UA-CAREN), Veterinary Medicine Degree, Technical University of Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Ecuador Unidad.
  • Cristian N. Arcos Álvarez Academic Unit of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (UA-CAREN), Veterinary Medicine Degree, Technical University of Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Ecuador Unidad.
  • Estefanía Z. Sánchez Santana Cattle Raising, ESPAM MFL, Calceta, Manabí, Ecuador.
  • Raúl V. Guevara Viera Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Cuenca, Yanuncay Campus, Ecuador.
  • Jhon C. Vera Cedeño Cattle Raising, ESPAM MFL, Calceta, Manabí, Ecuador
  • Víctor Guillermo Serpa García Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Cuenca, Yanuncay Campus, Ecuador.
  • Carlos U. Iñiguez Gutiérrez Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Cuenca, Yanuncay Campus, Ecuador.
  • Guillermo E. Guevara Viera Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Cuenca, Yanuncay Campus, Ecuador.
  • Lino M. Curbelo Rodríguez Center for Animal Production Studies (CEDEPA), Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Camagüey, Cuba.
Palabras clave: bovines, natural shade, dry season, forages, milk

Resumen

The effect of algarroba (Prosopis juliflora SW) arborization on grazing cow behavior and milk production was assessed. The trial was made in the rainy season, and six enclosures were used per arborization treatment (low arborization, 1-7 trees/ha; mid arborization, 12-16 trees/ha; high arborization, 20-27 trees/ha). Rational grazing was performed. The grass rested for 21-28 days, and sprinklers were used for irrigation. The animalsʼ activity time and the number of animals were registered. Milk production values were compared using ANOVA, following a randomized design with six replicas. No significant differences were observed in the morning grazing (118-203 min), but there were significant differences (P < 0.05) in the afternoon, in favor of more arborization (103-125 min), whereas in lands with mid and high arborization, cows ruminated longer, with higher water consumption and milk production, and values between 11.85-13.76 kg/v/day.

Publicado
2017-05-10
Cómo citar
Roca Cedeño, A., Lascano Armas, P., Arcos Álvarez, C., Sánchez Santana, E., Guevara Viera, R., Vera Cedeño, J., Serpa García, V., Iñiguez Gutiérrez, C., Guevara Viera, G., & Curbelo Rodríguez, L. (2017). Effect of Algarroba on Grazing Cow Behavior and Milk Production. I. Dry Season. Revista De Producción Animal, 28(1), 1-9. Recuperado a partir de https://revistas.reduc.edu.cu/index.php/rpa/article/view/286
Sección
Manejo y Alimentación

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