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An economic analysis of dairy farming production systems in the Zona da Mata area of Minas Gerais

Gomes, S.T.; Oliveira, E.B. de; Alvarenga, S.C. de

Experientiae 26(9): 211-232


Accession: 000819302

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The study examines the technical and economic characteristics of the dairy cattle sector in three regions of the forest zone of the State of Minas Gerais. It attempts to analyze the prevailing production systems in order to determine their degree of economic efficiency. The study is based on a random sample of 131 dairy farms, classified according to adoption and non-adoption of four practices: feeding green forage, supplements, silage, and frequency of milking.

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