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Mathematical modeling applied to animal production

Grant number: 12/21882-9
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 01, 2013 - January 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry
Principal Investigator:Flávio Augusto Portela Santos
Grantee:Flávio Augusto Portela Santos
Visiting researcher: Luis Orlindo Tedeschi
Visiting researcher institution: Texas A&M University, United States
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil


The visiting professor will work on two research projects approved by FAPESP. The first project involves grain processing methods (cracked and flaked corn) and forage fiber levels of sugarcane bagasse on performance and metabolic parameters of finishing Nellore cattle. The second project involves the study of energy supplementation of beef and dairy cattle grazing tropical pasture on metabolic parameters, ingestive behavior, ruminal fermentation, animal performance, milk composition, consumption, etc. In addition, the Visiting Researcher will write a book about modeling applied to ruminant nutrition and will teach a workshop on the same topic. (AU)