Pasture characteristics and animal performance in a silvopastoral system with Brachiaria decumbens, Gliricidia sepium and Mimosa caesalpiniifolia

@inproceedings{MELLO2015PastureCA,
  title={Pasture characteristics and animal performance in a silvopastoral system with Brachiaria decumbens, Gliricidia sepium and Mimosa caesalpiniifolia},
  author={ALEXANDRE C.L. DE MELLO and S. Costa and MARCELO S. MEIRELES and Carla Pereira},
  year={2015}
}
Grasslands are the major source of feed for ruminants (Zanine 2005). Seasonality of production, however, is a constraint in forage-based systems. Silvopastoral systems combine different components (animals, trees and forages) into an integrated system and may improve forage distribution across seasons. Resource use is usually more efficient both spatially and temporally, increasing land use efficiency (Nair 1993). Tree legumes present potential for silvopastoral systems because they can fix N… CONTINUE READING