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Technological and Ecological Problems Limiting Production of Foods of Animal Origin

  • Solana M. Pedro
  • González P. Everardo
  • Garza T. Ricardo
  • Manuel E. Ruiz
  • Marco Tulio Cabezas
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Abstract

The world food shortage, and the awareness of the danger that this problem may cause, focuses attention on the need for utilizing all the available resources in the most efficient manner, including the food potential of tropical areas. The need to increment milk and meat production in tropical regions is hindered by lack of technological information on methods for animal husbandry in the tropics. Technologies need to be developed that are efficient for the solution of the problems encountered in tropical countries. Moreover, diminished production costs can be achieved by utilizing production concepts that provide for use of available natural resources and the production of foods at the lowest possible price, even though these methods require longer periods of time. A description follows of the more common tropical climates found in Mexico, and the problems that characterize animal production in such zones, similar in condi­tions to many other parts of Latin America.

Keywords

Meat Production Estrous Cycle Beef Cattle Tropical Country Cattle Production 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Solana M. Pedro
    • 1
  • González P. Everardo
    • 1
  • Garza T. Ricardo
    • 1
  • Manuel E. Ruiz
    • 2
  • Marco Tulio Cabezas
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones PecuariasPalo AltoMéxico
  2. 2.Centro Agronomico Tropical de Investigacion y Ensenanza (CATIE)TurrialbaCosta Rica
  3. 3.Division of Agricultural and Food SciencesInstitute of Nutrition of Central America and PanamaGuatemala CityGuatemala

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