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Interactions in SPS

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Forage Production|

The soil provides nutrients for pastures and trees to grow, and then falling leaves return nutrients to the soil, protecting it from erosion when rain falls and keeping soil’s moisture. Pastures and fodder shrubs provide feed for animals, but at the same time contribute to improve soil fertility and plant growth.On the other hand, timber trees [...]

Intensive Silvopastoral System with Tithonia

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Forage Production|Tags: |

Tithonia diversifolia is a species of flowering plant in the Asteraceae family that is commonly known as the tree marigold,[2] Mexican tournesol, Mexican sunflower, Japanese sunflower or Nitobe chrysanthemum. It is native to eastern Mexico and Central America but has a nearly pantropical distribution as an introduced species.[1] Depending on the area they may be either [...]

Animal Welfare & SPS: the perfect marriage

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Animal Welfare, Environment, Forage Production|Tags: , , |

Several factors turned animal welfare into a public issue with growing interest for both academia and consumers: intensification of production systems, changes in feeding confined animals, the constant pursuit of economic efficiency. In the course of these developments, the conditions in which the animals live have often neglected their needs. These issues were addressed by different [...]

SPS Economic results

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Animal Welfare, Economic Results, Environment, Forage Production|Tags: , , |

After the initial investment and a stabilization period of 5-6 years, the increase in forage production and higher productivity per hectare generate returns that ensure the economic viability of SPS. Although SPS adoption implies an increase of costs, there is an increase of incomes due to a high productivity and production. Vestibulum sodales ante a purus [...]

Environment impacts on Silvopastoral Systems – A green solution

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Animal Welfare, Environment, Forage Production|

One of the first visible results at SPS implementation has been on forage production (quantity and the quality). Measured in tonnes of dry matter per hectare, forage production has increased by an average of 700% (7 times) over the initial situation, and by the third year it had doubled from 3 to 6 Ton.DM/Ha. The quality [...]

SPS today: a modern management

By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Animal Welfare, Environment, Forage Production|

The selection process of the work areas started from a prioritization of the most important regions in the country in terms of their environmental attributes such as the existence of ecosystems of global importance and the proximity to protected areas in which areas important for production Livestock Zones 1 and 2 contain the last fragments of [...]

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By | July 31st, 2012|Categories: Animal Welfare, Environment, Forage Production|

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