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Title: Suplementação da dieta de bovinos de corte como estratégia do manejo das pastagens
Other Titles: Supplementation of beef cattle as strategy of pasture management
Keywords: Bovinos de corte - Dieta
Manejo de pastagens
Gramíneas tropicais
Cattle - Diet
Management of pastures
Issue Date: Jul-2009
Publisher: Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia
Citation: REIS, R. A. et al. Suplementação da dieta de bovinos de corte como estratégia do manejo das pastagens. Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia, Viçosa, MG, v. 38, p. 147-159, July 2009. Suplemento especial.
Abstract: The grazing management system based on the intensive pasture utilization result in a high animal and area yield. In order to that to be possible, it should be used a management criteria aiming to control, simultaneously the quality and the amount of forage, maintaining the sustainability of the system. The grazing intensity is dynamic, it never keeps the same status, it can be changed with the animals rate intake, and also by the plants growth, changing every hour and day, due to that, it should be controlled systematically. In this scenery, the forage intake is the main factor which explains the variations in the animal performance in relation to the forage quality. Energy and protein supplementations of the grazing animals increase performance, reducing slaughter and the first birth age. However, the nutritional characteristics of the supplement should vary in function of the amount and quality of the forage allowed. Pastures grazed by supplemented animals can be managed at a lower height, compared to those grazed by animals supplemented with only mineral salt, without reducing the tillers population density. These management strategies can reduce the probability of future pasture degradation. Thus, supplementation of the diet of the grazing animals can increase the pasture carrying capacity.
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