African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6858

Full Length Research Paper

Forage intake and performance of cattle in silvo-pastoral systems and monoculture of Marandu in Pre-Amazon region

Ricardo Alves de Araújo
  • Ricardo Alves de Araújo
  • Integrated Doctoral Program in Animal Science UFC/UFRPE/UFPB, Animal Science Department, Bl 808 Pici – CEP: 60440554, Fortaleza, CE, Brazil.
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Rosane Cláudia Rodrigues
  • Rosane Cláudia Rodrigues
  • Federal University of Maranhão, Chapadinha- Maranhão, Brazil.
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Clésio dos Santos Costa
  • Clésio dos Santos Costa
  • Federal University of Maranhão, Chapadinha- Maranhão, Brazil.
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Rogério de Paula Lana
  • Rogério de Paula Lana
  • Federal University of Viçosa, Viçosa- Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Francisco Naysson Sousa Santos
  • Francisco Naysson Sousa Santos
  • Federal University of Maranhão, Chapadinha- Maranhão, Brazil.
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Antônio José Temístocles de Lima
  • Antônio José Temístocles de Lima
  • Federal University of Maranhão, Chapadinha- Maranhão, Brazil.
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Marcônio Martins Rodrigues
  • Marcônio Martins Rodrigues
  • Federal University of Maranhão, Chapadinha- Maranhão, Brazil.
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  •  Received: 10 January 2016
  •  Accepted: 23 April 2016
  •  Published: 19 May 2016

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