R. Bras. Zootec.. 24/Jul/2018;47:e20170190.

Attractants for automated emission measurement (Greenfeed®) in pasture-based systems

Mircéia Angele Mombach, Perivaldo de Carvalho, Luciano da Silva Cabral, Renato de Aragão Ribeiro Rodrigues, Renato Cristiano Torres, Dalton Henrique Pereira, Bruno Carneiro e Pedreira

DOI: 10.1590/rbz4720170190

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to evaluate the frequency and intensity of GreenFeed (GF) use by Nellore steers using different attractants in pastures of integrated systems. The attractant protein supplement and Tifton bermudagrass pelleted hay flavored with vanilla were evaluated over a period of 15 days. The pelleted hay stimulated the animals to stay longer in the equipment (24.23 s), with 8% more visits in intervals longer than 30 s in contrast to protein supplement. This indicates that pelleted hay flavored with vanilla is a potential attractant to encourage Nellore steers to visit GF in grazing systems.

Attractants for automated emission measurement (Greenfeed®) in pasture-based systems

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