The value of improved pastures to Brazilian beef production

@inproceedings{Jank2014TheVO,
  title={The value of improved pastures to Brazilian beef production},
  author={Liana Jank and Sanzio Carvalho Lima Barrios and Cacilda Borges do Valle and Ros{\^a}ngela Maria Sime{\~a}o and Geovani Ferreira Alves},
  year={2014}
}
Brazil is an agricultural country, with 190 Mha of pastures sustaining 209 million cattle. Fewer than 10% of the cattle are fattened in feedlots, whereas cattle reared on pastures have a competitive advantage for export, eliminating the risks presented by the mad cow disease (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) and considerations related to animal welfare. Brazil has been the world’s largest exporter of beef since 2004 and has the largest commercial herd in the world. In 2011, 16.5% of its… CONTINUE READING

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