Integrating links between tree coverage and cattle welfare in silvopastoral systems evaluation

@article{Mancera2018IntegratingLB,
  title={Integrating links between tree coverage and cattle welfare in silvopastoral systems evaluation},
  author={Karen F. Mancera and Heliot Zarza and Lorena L{\'o}pez de Buen and Apolo Adolfo Carrasco Garc{\'i}a and Felipe Montiel Palacios and F. Galindo},
  journal={Agronomy for Sustainable Development},
  year={2018},
  volume={38},
  pages={1-9}
}
Livestock production in Latin America is strongly associated with deforestation. Silvopastoral systems are an alternative; however, the relation between animal welfare and tree coverage has been poorly studied. We hypothesized that a connection between these features exist and that its evaluation can influence system management decisions. A general assessment of tree coverage percentage and tree distribution in ten Mexican cattle ranches was performed using satellite images. Animal welfare… 

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