Biotecnología en el Sector Agropecuario y Agroindustrial
versão impressa ISSN 1692-3561
ARBOLEDA, DENIS A; TOMBE, ALBERT A; MORALES VELASCO, SANDRA e VIVAS QUILA, NELSON JOSE. BASE LINE TREE AND SHUUB SPECIES WITH FORAGE FITNESS LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS OF THE DEPARTAMENT OF COLD WEATHER CAUCA. Rev.Bio.Agro [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.2, pp. 170-177. ISSN 1692-3561.
Given the low production of high quality fodder and environmental issues related to livestock at the regional level, this paper presents the results of research conducted in livestock production systems of tropical high Cauca Department, among the municipalities Silvia, Totoro, Sotara and Purace. The study aimed to establish a baseline of tree and shrub species with fitness forage utilization in beef production systems for cold climates department, dropping a line resulted in 17 families are currently being used by different arrangements livestock. La research systems developed from the recognition and primary data collection with the help of local producers, followed by the systematization and analysis for the identification of those species with higher occurrence and use. Although there were a significant number of species, further study is necessary in some of these, since information about their phenological development and behavior in cattle production systems is still unknown. Thus, the findings constitute a source of information for the design of livestock production systems more efficient in cold climates, while the basis for the formulation of future research proposals related to the field of agroforestry regional ecosystems.
Palavras-chave : Species; highland tropics; Livestock systems.