The Role of Ruminants in Tropical America

  • Hernán Fonseca
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 7)

Abstract

The area devoted to grasslands in Latin America in 1967 consisted of 446 million hectares, accounting for 79.9% of the agricultural land available (1). However, the ratio of man to bovines, formerly 1:1, has decreased in recent years because of the growth in human population, and will continue to diminish if adequate measures are not taken to stimulate livestock production (2).

Keywords

Phosphorus Manganese Boron Iodine Income 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hernán Fonseca
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Costa RicaSan JoséCosta Rica

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