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Biodiversity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Agriculture & Food Security     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Future of Food : Journal on Food, Agriculture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Nature Plants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Biological Agriculture & Horticulture : An International Journal for Sustainable Production Systems     Partially Free   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Land and Rural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Agriculture and Food Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Indian Horticulture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arboricultural Journal : The International Journal of Urban Forestry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aceh International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Invertebrate Reproduction & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Agriculture and Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
New Journal of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Advances in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
American Journal of Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
EvoDevo     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Cereal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Agrobotanica     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Italian Journal of Agronomy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EU Agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Australian Garden History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Tanzania Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Ghana Science Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sustainable Agriculture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Food and Energy Security     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Applied Agriculture and Apiculture Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agra Europe     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, Alimentaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Essential Oil Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Diatom Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nigerian Food Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal for Parasitology : Parasites and Wildlife     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agricultura Tropica et Subtropica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Apicultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Agricultural Management and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia forestal en México     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Cubana de Ciencia Agrícola     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Rural Sustainability Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agro-Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ghana Journal of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Tropical Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Sustainable Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Food Security     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Agricultural Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Peternakan : Bulletin of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Berkala Ilmiah Pertanian     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
RIA. Revista de Investigaciones Agropecuarias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agricultural Commodities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Veteriner     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archivos de Zootecnia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Natural Sciences Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca : Food Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wartazoa. Indonesian Bulletin of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
COCOS : The Journal of the Coconut Research Institute of Sri Lanka     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Global Approaches to Extension Practice : A Journal of Agricultural Extension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Chemical and Biological Technologies for Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progressive Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Folia Horticulturae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rivista di Studi sulla Sostenibilità     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Science Foundation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avances en Investigacion Agropecuaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu dan Kesehatan Hewan (Veterinary Science and Medicine Journal)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arquivos do Instituto Biológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agricultural Extension     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovare Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Agriculture System     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Technologica Agriculturae     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Plant Knowledge Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Degraded and Mining Lands Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Brasileira de Higiene e Sanidade Animal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Science, Technology and Arts Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Nigerian Journal of Technological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Social and Natural Sciences Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Agroteknologi     Open Access  
Perspectivas Rurales Nueva Época     Open Access  
Organic Farming     Open Access  
Research Ideas and Outcomes     Open Access  
Jurnal Udayana Mengabdi     Open Access  
Landtechnik : Agricultural Engineering     Open Access  
International Letters of Natural Sciences     Open Access  
Agrociencia Uruguay     Open Access  
Heliyon     Open Access  
Ciência e Técnica Vitivinícola     Open Access  
Oilseeds and fats, Crops and Lipids     Open Access  
Annals of Silvicultural Research     Open Access  
Pastura : Journal Of Tropical Forage Science     Open Access  
Journal of Citrus Pathology     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de las Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias     Open Access  
Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Reports     Open Access  
International Journal of Secondary Metabolite     Open Access  
Scientia Agropecuaria     Open Access  
Pelita Perkebunan (Coffee and Cocoa Research Journal)     Open Access  
Revista de Agricultura Neotropical     Open Access  
Cogent Food & Agriculture     Open Access  
Fave : Sección ciencias agrarias     Open Access  
Revista de Ciências Agrárias     Open Access  
Review of Agrarian Studies     Open Access  
Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology     Open Access  
Nigeria Agricultural Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Annales des Sciences Agronomiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of the Bangladesh Agricultural University     Open Access  
Journal of Buffalo Science     Hybrid Journal  
Revista de Ciências Agroveterinárias     Open Access  
Tropical Grasslands - Forrajes Tropicales     Open Access  
Research in Plant Sciences     Open Access  
World Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access  
Universal Journal of Agricultural Research     Open Access  
Research & Reviews : Journal of Agriculture Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue Marocaine des Sciences Agronomiques et Vétérinaires     Open Access  
Nativa     Open Access  
SAARC Journal of Agriculture     Open Access  
West African Journal of Applied Ecology     Open Access  
Journal of Agricultural Research and Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal de la Recherche Scientifique de l'Universite de Lome     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Journal of Agricultural Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Agrosearch     Open Access  
Agronomie Africaine     Full-text available via subscription  
Professional Agricultural Workers Journal     Open Access  
Interciencia     Open Access  
Nepal Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Journal of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences     Open Access  
Information Processing in Agriculture     Open Access  
Sabaragamuwa University Journal     Open Access  
Ceiba     Open Access  
Research in Sierra Leone Studies : Weave     Open Access  
The Agriculturists     Open Access  
La Calera     Open Access  
Selçuk Tarım ve Gıda Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Revista de la Universidad del Zulia     Open Access  
Journal of Arid Land     Hybrid Journal  
Rangifer     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Journal Of Agrobiotechnology     Open Access  
Coffee Science     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access  
Landbohistorisk Tidsskrift     Open Access  
Biotecnología en el Sector Agropecuario y Agroindustrial     Open Access  
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
Universidad y Ciencia     Open Access  
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems     Open Access  
Terra Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologia Postcosecha     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Agrárias     Open Access  
Multiciencias     Open Access  
Ensaios e Ciência : Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Bioagro     Open Access  
Agroalimentaria     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas     Open Access  
Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica     Open Access  
Revista Ciencias Técnicas Agropecuarias     Open Access  
Revista Chapingo. Serie horticultura     Open Access  
Pastos y Forrajes     Open Access  
Fitosanidad     Open Access  
Cultivos Tropicales     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural     Open Access  
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria     Open Access  
Agronomía Mesoamericana     Open Access  
Agronomía Costarricense     Open Access  
Agrociencia     Open Access  
Agrivita : Journal of Agricultural Science     Open Access  

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  • Addition of unsaturated fatty acids improves digestion of mid lactating
           dairy cows

    • Abstract: The objective of the present experiment was to evaluate the effect of different unsaturated fatty acids supplementation sources on digestive metabolism, including nutrient intake and total tract digestibility, microbial protein synthesis and ruminal fermentation in lactating dairy cows. Twelve Holstein mid lactating cows (580±20 kg of body weight; mean±SD, with average of 128 days in milk, and milk yield of 25 kg/d), were assigned randomly into three 4x4 Latin squares, fed the following diets: 1) control (CO); 2) refined soybean oil (SO); 3) whole raw soybean (WS) and; 4) calcium salts of unsaturated fatty acids (CSFA). Milk yields were 26.6; 26.4; 24.1 and 25.7 for cows fed CO, SO, WS and CSFA, respectively. Cows fed SO, WS and CSFA had lesser intake of DM, OM, CP, EE, TC, NFC and TDN than cows fed CO. Animals fed unsaturated fatty acids supplementation had higher DM and EE digestibility, when compared to cows fed CO. Fatty acids supplementation increased ruminal pH and decreased NH3-N concentrations, when compared to animals fed CO. Daily allantoin excretion, uric acid, milk allantoin, total purine derivatives, absorbed purines, microbial nitrogen, and microbial efficiency did not differ among cows fed different experimental diets. Diets with whole raw soybeans and soybean oil improved digestive metabolism and increased the concentrations of unsaturated fatty acids in milk.Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar o uso de fontes de ácidos graxos insaturados nas rações de vacas leiteiras sobre o balanco de nutrientes e o perfil de ácidos graxos do leite. Foram utilizadas 12 vacas Holandesas no terco médio de lactação (média de 128 dias) e (580 kg de peso corpóreo) com produção média de leite de 25 kg/ dia distribuidas aleatoriamente em três quadrados latinos balanceados 4x4 alimentadas com as seguintes dietas: 1) controle (CO); 2) óleo de soja refinado; (SO); 3) grão de soja integral (WS) e; 4) sais de cálcio de ácidos graxos insaturados (CSFA). A produção de leite obtida foi de 26,6; 26,4; 24,1 e 25,7 kg/dia para as dietas CO, SO, WS e CSFA respectivamente. As vacas alimentadas com as dietas OS, GS e SCAG apresentaram menores consumos diários de MS, MO, PB, EE, CT, CNF e NDT em relação às vacas do tratamento CO. Os animais alimentados com as dietas contendo ácidos graxos apresentaram maiores valores de digestibilidade da MS e EE em relação a dieta CO. A suplementação de ácidos graxos aumentou os valores de pH e as concentrações de N-NH3 no rúmen. As excreções de alantoína, ácido úrico, alatoína do leite, derivados totais de purinas, total de purinas absorvidas, nitrogênio microbiano, e eficiência microbiana não diferiram entre as dietas experimentais. O uso de ácidos graxos insaturados na dieta de vacas leiteiras altera a eficiência digestiva da dieta dependendo da forma suplementada.
  • Productive performance of simmental dairy cows supplemented with
           ricinoleic acid from castor oil

    • Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the performance and blood parameters of Simmental dairy cows, supplemented with 2 g/day of ricinoleic acid (RA) in diet. Forty Simmental dairy cows in mid lactation, individually housed in stable type tie-stall, were used. The animals were randomly assigned to two treatments: 0 or 2 g of RA/animal/day. The experimental period consisted of 42 days divided into two 21-day. It was observed reduction in dry matter intake (DMI), increased milk, fat and FCM (fat corrected milk) yield, as well as increased of fat content of milk in cows that received RA in diets. No effects were observed for red and white blood cells and blood metabolites. Supplementation of RA improves performance of dairy cows in mid lactation.O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o desempenho e os parâmetros sanguíneos de vacas leiteiras simental suplementadas com 2 g/ dia de ácido ricinoleico (AR) na dieta. Foram usadas 40 vacas leiteiras da raça Simental no meio da lactação, alojados individualmente em tie-stall. Os animais foram divididos aleatoriamente em dois tratamentos: 0 ou 2 g de RA/animal/dia, fornecido via concentrados. O período experimental consistiu de 42 dias, divididos em dois períodos de 21 dias. Foi observada a redução no consumo de matéria seca (CMS), aumento da produção de leite, gordura e produção corrigida 3,5 %, bem como um aumento do teor de gordura do leite em vacas que receberam AR na dietas. Nenhum efeito foi observado para os glóbulos vermelhos e brancos e metabólitos no sangue. Suplementação de AR melhorou o desempenho de vacas leiteiras no terço mèdio de lactação.
  • Growth of tambaqui fed with different concentrations of manga and
           protein meal in feed

    • Abstract: O trabalho avaliou o crescimento do tambaqui, (Colossoma macropomum) com a inclusão de diferentes concentrações (20, 30, 40 e 50 %) de farinha de manga (Mangifera indica) e redução dos teores de proteína (38, 33, 28 e 23 %) na ração, assim denominadas R20, R30, R40 e R50, respectivamente. Para realização do trabalho utilizou-se 240 peixes, delineados inteiramente ao acaso (4x3). O peso médio inicial foi de 5,21; 5,24; 5,19 e 4,99g respectivamente. O experimento durou 56 dias. O arraçoamento foi diário e de forma ad libitum. Analisaram-se as variáveis: taxa de crescimento específico, ganho de biomassa; conversão alimentar aparente, sobrevivência, análise de perfil metabólico e atividade de enzima digestiva. Os resultados de desempenho apresentaram regressão polinomial positiva nas rações com 50 % de farinha de manga e 23 % de proteína (R50). O peso médio final foi R20: 8,65; R30: 8,81; R40: 8,68 e R50: 11,39 g. Nas análises do perfil metabólico: glicose, glicogênio hepático, aminoácidos totais e colesterol, houve mobilização para manter os processos de energia no crescimento do tambaqui. Conclui-se que, o melhor desempenho dos tambaquis ocorre com a inclusão de 50 % de farinha de manga e 23 % de proteína. O perfil metabólico dos peixes é afetado positivamente pela substituição da proteína pela farinha de manga.The study evaluated tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, performance fed different levels of mango (Mangifera indica) meal in the feed (20, 30, 40 and 50 %) and the reduction of protein levels (38, 33, 28 and 23 %). To this study, 240 fish were used, separated in 12 equal groups, in four treatments and three replications in a randomized system. Initial weight was 5,21; 5,24; 5,19 and 4,99 g respectively. The trial lasted 56 days and fish were periodically weight. Fish were fed daily ad libitum. The following performance parameters were analyzed: specific growth, biomass gain; apparent fed conversion, survival, metabolic profile and digestives enzymes activity. All data show positive polynomial regression for the diet with 50 % mango meal and 23 % protein (R50). Performance parameters had a significant effect with higher results in the groups were mango meal was higher and protein level was lower. Final average weigh was R20: 8,65; R30: 8,81; R40: 8,68 and R50: 11,39 g. From metabolic profile analyzes: glucose, hepatic glycogen, total amino acids and cholesterol it was observed that there are a mobilization from these metabolites in order to keep energy process for tambaqui growth. it was concluded that the best tambaqui performance occured in the diet with 50 % of mango meal inclusion and 23 % of protein. Fish metabolic profile is positively affected by the replacement of protein by mango meal.
  • Levels of crude protein in diets for pacu (piaractus mesopotamicus) from
           150 to 400g reared in cages

    • Abstract: A limiting factor in the production of aquatic organisms refers to the formulation of low cost diets with protein sources that meet the nutritional requirements of animals. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the growth performance of reared caged pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus) in the itaipu reservoir. Fish with an average initial weight of 150.5 ± 2.1 g were randomly distributed in 20 cages (100 fish/cage) and fed one of five levels of crude protein (CP) (18.5, 20.7, 23.7, 25.6, and 28.3 %), three times a day until apparent satiety. Growth performance, muscle composition and hematological profile were evaluated. A quadratic effect was observed (p
  • Effects of duration and level of feed restriction on performance and meat
           quality of broiler chickens

    • Abstract: Two hundred and sixteen unsexed 14 days-old Marshall broiler chicks were used in a 3x3 factorial experimental design to test the effect of restricting feed intake of birds by 0 %, 20 % and 40 % levels for 2, 4 and 6 weeks after two weeks of the starter phase. The unrestricted (control) treatments were fed ad libitum throughout the experiment. The experiment lasted for 42 days. data were collected and calculated on weight gain, feed:gain, feed intake, mortality, proximate composition of meat and cost-benefit analysis. Data obtained were subjected to a 2-way analysis of variance. results showed significantly higher (p
  • A morphometric study of sheep reared in north-east Algerian

    • Abstract: A total of 347 adult female sheep from the Sétif area (Algeria), were investigated for thirteen qualitative morphological traits and eighteen body measurements. Sampling included populations from each of three environmental areas: Northern, Central and Southern. Coefficients of variation of the 18 body measurements ranged from 4.4 % to 34.3 %, showing high heterogeneity. Canonical analyses showed that differences in body measurements between the three populations were large (p
  • Quality perception of beef with brand in the south of Brazil

    • Abstract: O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a qualidade percebida por diferentes agentes da cadeia produtiva da carne bovina com marcas no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul e o grau de uniformidade entre as diferentes percepções. Os dados foram obtidos por meio de uma pesquisa exploratoria descritiva, utilizando-se como instrumento de coleta de dados um questionário-base estruturado com seis questões que abrangiam sete níveis da cadeia de produção: i) consumidores, ii) açougueiros, iii) gerentes de perecíveis e iv) gerentes gerais dos supermercados, v) gerentes de vendas de carne e vi) gerentes de compra de gado da indùstria frigorífica e vii) produtores rurais. Os resultados mostraram que mesmo numa cadeia de carne de qualidade com valor agregado, o fator de maior influencia na compra da carne pelo consumidor foi o preço e a fonte de informações mais importante aos consumidores ainda é o açougueiro. Das questões pesquisadas, o maior coeficiente de variação foi observado nas questões quem pode dar informações sobre qualidade de carne para os consumidores' e em sua opinião, a raça garante melhor qualidade à carne', mostrando baixa concordância entre os agentes de carne (60 %). Por outro lado, a maior uniformidade (30 %) de respostas foi observada nas questões marque a importância de 1 a 5 dos fatores de maior influência na hora da compra de carne e em ordem, quais são as informações mais importantes como indicadores de qualidade da carne'. Concluiu-se que os diferentes agentes da cadeia de produção possuem entendimento relativamente uniforme a respeito da qualidade de carne entre si e possuem boa percepção das preferências dos consumidores.The objective of this study was to analyze the quality perceived by different actors in beef marks chain production at Rio Grande do Sul state. The data were obtained through a descriptive exploratory research, using as an instrument of data collection standards a based structured questionnaire with six questions covering seven levels of the beef market chain: i) consumers, ii) butchers, iii) perishable managers and iv) supermarket general managers, v) sales managers of meat and vi) cattle purchase managers and vii) farmers. The results showed that the most important source of information for consumers is still the butcher. From researched questions the highest coefficient of variation was observed in the questions who can inform about meat quality to consumers' and in your opinion, does the breed guarantee meat quality', showing low agreement among the meat agents (60 %). On the other hand, the higher uniformity (30 %) of responses was observed in the questions mark the importance from 1 to 5 the attributes of higher influence at meat purchase moment and in order, what is the more important information as indicators of quality meat'. It was concluded that the different actors of the production chain have relatively similar understanding about the quality of meat each other and have good understanding of consumer preferences.
  • Correlation between nutrient digestibility and ingestive behavior in
           crossbred steers recreated at pastures

    • Abstract: Objetivou-se com esse estudo avaliar as correlações existentes entre o consumo de nutrientes e o comportamiento ingestivo de novilhos mesticos ½ Holandês x Zebu na fase de recria em pastagem de Brachiaria brizantha 'Marandu', no período das águas. Foram utilizados 22 novilhos com média de sete meses de idade e peso corporal médio inicial de 164,09±12,13 kg, distribuidos em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com dois tipos de suplemento e onze repetições por tipo de suplementação e manejados em pastejo rotacionado numa área de 6,5 ha. Efetuou-se a análise de correlação linear de Pearson entre as variáveis comportamentais estudadas e os coeficientes de digestibilidade dos nutrientes encontrados. Os coeficientes de correlação foram testados por meio do teste t. O tempo de ruminação apresentou correlação positiva com o coeficiente de digestibilidade dos nutrientes. O tempo de alimentação no cocho correlacionou positivamente com o coeficiente de digestibilidade da matéria seca (MS), matéria orgânica (MO), proteína bruta (PB) e extrato etéreo (EE). Correlação positiva foi observada entre o tempo de mastigação total e o coeficiente de digestibilidade dos nutrientes. O número de períodos de ócio e ruminação apre-sentaram correlações positivas com o coeficiente de digestibilidade dos nutrientes e o numero de períodos de alimentação no cocho correlacionou positivamente com o coeficiente de digestibilidade da PB. A taxa de bocados e o número de bocados por dia correlacionaram-se positivamente com o coeficiente de digestibilidade dos nutrientes. Correlação positiva foi observada entre o número de mastigações merícicas por dia e o coeficiente de digestibilidade da MS, MO e carboidratos totais (CT). Correlações positivas foram observadas entre as eficiências de alimentação e ruminação da matéria seca e da fibra em detergente neutro com o coeficiente de digestibilidade dos nutrientes estudados. A digestibilidade dos nutrientes exerce influência direta sobre as expressões comportamentais apresentadas pelos animais estudados.The objective of this study was to evaluate the correlations between nutrient intake and ingestive behavior of steers Holstein x Zebu in the rearing on Brachiaria brizantha 'Marandu', during the rainy season. We used 22 steers averaging seven months of age and mean initial body weight of 164,09±12,13 kg, distributed in a completely randomized design with two types of supplement and eleven repetitions per supplementation and managed in a rotational grazing area of 6,5 ha Pearson linear correlations between the behavioral variables and the digestibility of the nutrients were studied. The correlation coefficients were tested by the ttest. The rumination time was positively correlated with the digestibility of nutrients. Feeding time at the trough positively correlated with the digestibility of dry matter (DM), organic matter (ODM), crude protein (CP) and ether extract. Positive correlation was observed between total chewing time and digestibility of nutrients. The number of periods of idle and rumination showed positive correlations with the digestibility of nutrients and the number of feeding periods in the trough correlated positively with the digestibility coeficient of CP. Bite rate and the number of bites per day correlated positively with the digestibility of nutrients. Positive correlation was observed between the number of chews per day and digestibility of DM, OM and total carbohydrates (CT). Positive correlations were observed between the efficiencies of feeding and rumination of dry matter and neutral detergent fiber with digestibility coefficient of nutrients studied. The nutrient digestibility has a direct influence over the behavioral expressions of animals studied.
  • Cassava bagasse in broiler diets with or without addition of enzyme

    • Abstract: Objetivou-se avaliar a utilização de bagaço de mandioca (BM) em rações suplementadas com complexo enzimático (CE) para frangos de corte em duas fases. Foram avaliados o ganho de peso (GP), consumo de ração (CR) e conversão alimentar (CA) de frangos de corte nas fases de 1 a 21 e 22 a 40 dias, alimentados com rações contendo 0 e 20 % de inclusão de BM com e sem adição de CE. Os experimentos foram realizados num delineamento experimental em blocos casualizados com 4 tratamentos utilizando um arranjo fatorial 2x2 (0 e 20 % de BM, com e sem CE) com 8 repetições e 20 aves por unidade experimental. Não foi observada interação entre os tratamentos, inclusão de BM e CE. A inclusão do BM diminuiu o CR e o GP em ambas as fases de criação. Enquanto que a inclusão do CE melhorou o GP e a CA das aves na fase inicial, não afetando o desempenho na fase de 22 a 40 dias de idade, já menor custo de ração por quilograma de ganho de peso e os melhores índices de eficiência econômica e de custo para ambas as fases foi encontrado para os animais que foram submetidos a rações com 0 % de inclusão de bagaco de mandioca com adição de complexo enzimatico.The present work was conducted to evaluate the use of cassava bagasse (BM) in rations with enzyme complex (CE) as supplement for broilers in two phases. Two experiments were conducted to assess the weight gain (GP), feed intake (CR) and feed conversion (CA) in the phases 1-21 and 22-40 days of age, of broilers receiving diets containing 0 and 20 % of BM and, with or without CE. The experiments were conducted in a completely randomized block design with 8 replicates and 20 broiler per experimental unit using a 2x2 factorial arrangement (0 and 20 % of BM, with or without CE). There was no interaction between treatments, inclusion of BM and CE. The inclusion of BM decreased CR and GP in both phases. Whereas the inclusion of CE improved GP and CA at the initial stage did not affect the performance at 22-40 days of age, the cost of feed per kilogram of weight gain was lower and the rates of economic efficiency and cost for both phases was better in animals subjected to diets with 0 % of cassava bagasse inclusion with the enzymatic complex.
  • MiPoB : a simulation program for learning in animal

    • Abstract: Se ha desarrollado un programa de simulación de apoyo a la docencia de los cursos introductorios a la Mejora genética animal. El programa surgió ante la ausencia de este tipo de herramientas docentes orientadas a estudiantes de primeros cursos de grado universitario, especialmente en lengua española. El programa simula una población animal cerrada de censo reducido en la que los estudiantes deben de ir tomando las decisiones de elección de futuros reproductores y cómo aparearlos. De esta forma se facilita la introducción de los conceptos básicos sobre selección y evaluación genética, y conservación y genética de poblaciones. El programa considera el caso particular del vacuno de carne y se pueden realizar hasta un total de diez generaciones de selección. Tras haber sido probado durante dos cursos consecutivos en enseñanza reglada universitaria, está disponible de forma gratuita para su libre utilización y distribución.A simulation program has been developed to support the teaching of introductory courses in animal breeding. The program was conceived because the absence of this kind of educational tool aimed at students of first university degree courses, especially in Spanish language. The program simulates a closed animal population of small size in which students should take decisions of choice and mating of future parental. This facilitates the introduction of the basic concepts of selection and genetic evaluation, and also of conservation and population genetics. The program considers the particular case of beef cattle and a total of ten generations of selection can be simulated. Having been tested for two consecutive courses in university formal education, it is available for free use and distribution.
  • Characteristics from wet residue silage of cassava starch with
           different levels of urea added

    • Abstract: Este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a composição do residuo úmido de fécula de mandioca (RUFM) ensilado com diferentes níveis de ureia, verificando possíveis alterações na fermentação e em seu valor nutricional, e características microbiológicas e fermentativas. O delineamento experimental adotado foi o inteiramente casualizado em esquema de parcelas subdivididas 4x2, com os quatro níveis de inclusão de ureia no resíduo úmido de fécula de mandioca (0; 5; 10; 15 e 20 g/kg na matèria natural) alocados nas parcelas, e as posições de amostragem no silo (superficial e intermediària) alocadas nas subparcelas. O RUFM foi ensilado em silos circulares aéreos de concreto, com capacidade para aproximadamente 1000 kg. A ureia foi adicionada ao RUFM em camadas intercaladas no momento da ensilagem, e o material permaneceu ensilado por um período de 45 dias. Decorrido o período de fermentação, os silos foram abertos e foram realizadas as amostragens para a determinação da temperatura, pH, nitrogenio total, nitrogênio amoniacal, matéria seca, matéria mineral, matéria orgânica, proteína bruta, fibra em detergente neutro (FDN), fibra em detergente ácido (FDA), celulose, hemicelulose e lignina, e da população de fungos e leveduras, bacterias ácido-láticas e Clostridium. A adição de ureia até o nivel de 20 g/kg na materia natural para a ensilagem do residuo úmido de fécula de mandioca com aproximadamente 18 % de MS aumenta o pH, N total, N-NH3, proteina bruta, FDN e FDA da silagem. Porém, esta mesma adição, reduz as populações de bactérias ácido láticas, fungos, leveduras e a população total de microorganismos sem alterar o conteúdo de materia seca, a hemicelulose, celulose e lignina.This study aimed to evaluate the nutritive and microbiological composition and fermentation changes in the residue of wet cassava starch (RWCS) ensiled with different levels of urea. The experimental design was a randomized split plot 4x2, with four levels of urea added in the residue of wet cassava starch (0, 5, 10, 15 and 20 g/kg as fed) allocated to plots, and the sampling positions in the silo (superficial and intermediate) allocated to the subplots. The RWCS was ensiled in air circular concrete silos with approximately 1000 kg of capacity. Urea was added to RWCS between layers at the time of ensiling and the material was kept ensiled for a period of 45 days. After the fermentation period, the silos were opened and samples were collected for the determination of temperature, pH, total nitrogen, ammonia, dry matter, mineral matter, organic matter, crude protein, neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, and the population of fungi and yeasts, lactic acid bacteria and Clostridium. The urea addition to the level of 20 g/kg as fed silage for the residue of wet cassava starch with approximately 18 % of DM increases the pH, total N, NH3-N, crude protein, NDF and ADF of silage. However, this addition reduce the populations of lactic acid bacteria, fungi, yeasts and the total population of microorganisms without altering the content of dry matter, hemicellulose, cellulose and lignin.
  • Spatial characterization of beekeeping in the micro region of Campos do
           Jordao, São Paulo, Brazil

    • Abstract: Objetivou-se gerar uma base de dados relacionada à distribuição espacial, de colmeias e produtividade dos apicultores regionais, por meio do Sistema de Informacões Geográficas (SIG) utilizando-se o Sistema de Posicionamento Global. Para a construção do banco de informações foi utilizado o software de processamento de informação georreferenciada. A microrregião (4 municipios e 54 apicultores) mostra concentrações (bolsões) de apicultores e de colmeias em determinadas localidades. São necessários mais estudos sobre a flora apícola local para se inferir sobre saturação de recursos para as abelhas, já que não foram observadas diferencas de produção entre os apiários isolados ou inseridos nos bolsões. O SIG mostrou-se eficiente para o monitoramento da localização e procedência da produção regional e no planejamento da distribuição dos apiários e colmeias, podendo dessa forma contribuir para o melhor aproveitamento da flora local e melhoria da produtividade dos apiários.This study aimed to generate a database related to the spatial distribution of hives and productivity of regional producers, through the Geographic Information System (GIS) using the Global Positioning System. To build the database of geographical information (GIS) software for processing of geo-referenced information was used. The microregion (4 municipalities and 54 beekeepers) shows concentrations (pockets) of beekeepers and hives in certain locations. Further studies are needed on the characteristics of the local flora for bees to infer about possible saturation of floral resources, since no differences were observed between honey production in apiaries isolated or inserted into the pockets. The GIS proved to be an efficient tool for monitoring the location and origin of regional production, and for planning the distribution of hives and apiaries and so, contribute to a better use of flora and improvement of productivity of the apiaries.
  • Laying and eggs quality of quails in semi-intensive conditions in
           Eastern Algeria

    • Abstract: Le présent travail propose une évaluation des performances de ponte et de la qualité des oeufs de cailles. Pour cette étude, les oeufs de 200 cailles ont été récoltés toutes les 4 semaines à partir de la 12ème semaine d'âge jusque la 44ème semaine d'âge. Pour chaque période de récolte, les 240 premiers oeufs ont été pris en compte. Le taux de ponte moyen calculé sur une période de 37 semaines est de 74,44 %. Tous les paramètres de qualité d'oeufs étudiés ont été significativement (p
  • Impairment of ram sperm-hyaluronan binding ability by the freezing

    • Abstract: The ability of ram sperm to bind to hyaluronan coated slides (HBS, %) was tested on fresh (FS) and chilled semen (CS) diluted with skimmed-milk based extender (CS-SM), chilled (CS-EY) and frozen-thawed (FTS-EY) semen diluted with tris-glycerol-egg-yolk based extender. The % of HBS (motile bound sperm/all motile sperm) was similar in FS and CS-SM groups (73,6 % vs. 71,2 %) both significantly higher than CS-EY (25 %) and FTS-EY (29,7 %) groups. Progressive individual motile sperm (IMS) of the FTS-EY group was the lowest (21,7 %), and no differences were found among FS (63,3 %), CS-SM (55 %) and CS-EY (48,3 %). IMS was positively correlated with HBS (r= 0,62; p
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