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Ciência Rural

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CASTRO, Anderson Corrêa et al. Silvopastoral system in the Amazon region: tool to increase the productive performance of buffaloes. Cienc. Rural [online]. 2008, vol.38, n.8, pp. 2395-2402. ISSN 0103-8478.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-84782008000800050.

Agroforestry systems are alternative techniques for the soil used, involving forest species, agricultural crops and livestock. Silvopastoral Systems are a less aggressive alternative, contributing to the reversion of altered areas and to raise biodiversity. These systems explore natural resources, controlled erosive process, improve the soil structure and balance the microorganisms activity, promote better quality of the pastures, providing animal ambience, due to the efficient shade of pastures. Thus, provide barrier against the winds, decreasing thermal stress and improving animal performance. This review describes the silvopastoral system as a strategy for management of buffaloes, aiming to raise productive performance.

Keywords : ambience; management; pasture; buffalo.

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