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Measurements of physical strength and their relationship to the chemical composition of four species of Brachiaria
Abstract Shear strength and grinding resistance of leaves of four species of Brachiaria collected at 4 and 6 weeks of re-growth were determined using modifications of techniques described in theExpand
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Selection of interspecific Brachiaria hybrids to intensify milk production on pastures
Milk production in Brazil is largely based on pasture utilization which represents an inexpensive feed compared to processed or conserved forages. Brachiaria brizantha and B. decumbens are prevalentExpand
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Shearing strength as an additional selection criterion for quality in Brachiaria pasture ecotypes
Leaves of 12 accessions of Brachiaria sp. (three accessions from each of four species) were subjected to tests of shearing strength using a Warner Bratzler meat shear. Morphological measurements ofExpand
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