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Article Number - C294C1355895


Vol.13(6), pp. 281-287 , February 2018
https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2017.12364
ISSN: 1991-637X


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Characterization of livestock farming in Jacaré dos Homens, Alagoas, Brazil



Cristian Cavalcante Felix da Silva
  • Cristian Cavalcante Felix da Silva
  • Departamento de Esportes de Rio Real, State University of Alagoas – UNEAL, Santana do Ipanema – AL, Brazil.
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Jose Crisologo de Sales Silva
  • Jose Crisologo de Sales Silva
  • Center for Nuclear Energy in Agriculture - CENA/USP, State University of Alagoas – UNEAL, Campus II, Santana do Ipanema – AL, Brazil.
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Andre Maia Gomes Lages
  • Andre Maia Gomes Lages
  • Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounting, Federal University of Alagoas - UFAL. Maceió, Brazil.
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Sandrine Cíntia Amorim de Barros White
  • Sandrine Cíntia Amorim de Barros White
  • State University of New York – SUNY ESF, USA.
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Marilia Ferro Marques Cavalcante
  • Marilia Ferro Marques Cavalcante
  • Departamento de Esportes de Rio Real, State University of Alagoas – UNEAL, Santana do Ipanema – AL, Brazil.
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 Received: 06 April 2017  Accepted: 07 November 2017  Published: 08 February 2018

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Dairy farming is one of the most significant activities for Brazilian agribusiness, especially for its diversity and breadth. This study aimed to analyze the characterization of dairy farming activity developed in the Baixas community, in the city of Jacaré dos Homens-AL, Brazil, raising information about the production system adopted and considering the relevance of this activity to the locality. The research was conducted between September and October, 2011, through a questionnaire applied to 31 milk producers in the region. We used data tool software Microsoft Excel® 2010 and the results were analyzed in a descriptive statistical way, presented as absolute and relative frequency in charts. Conventional technique interviews were adopted. It can be concluded that despite the low level of school education, the majority of farmers are over 10 years in business and over half of them have incomes of less than 1 minimum wage. Despite the good production average 10 L/cow/day, the number of animals is small and for this reason, the income is low. Moreover, 45% of the producers do not have any type of economic and zootechnical control. However, barriers in the areas of management, nutrition, sanitation and genetics, combined with the implantation of technology and public policies focused on livestock, must be addressed so that this region can optimize its development.

 

Key words: Agribusiness, regional development, dairy farming.

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APA da Silva, C. C. F., Silva, J. C. S., Lages, A. M. G., White, S. C. A. B., & Cavalcante, M. F. M. (2018). Characterization of livestock farming in Jacaré dos Homens, Alagoas, Brazil. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(6), 281-287.
Chicago Cristian Cavalcante F&elix da Silva, Jos&e Cris&ologo de Sales Silva, Andr&e Maia Gomes Lages, Sandrine C&intia Amorim de Barros White and Mar&ilia Ferro Marques Cavalcante  . "Characterization of livestock farming in Jacaré dos Homens, Alagoas, Brazil." African Journal of Agricultural Research 13, no. 6 (2018): 281-287.
MLA Cristian Cavalcante Feacute;lix da Silva, et al. "Characterization of livestock farming in Jacaré dos Homens, Alagoas, Brazil." African Journal of Agricultural Research 13.6 (2018): 281-287.
   
DOI https://doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2017.12364
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/C294C1355895

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