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Body development of Nelore calves submitted to fetal programming

Grant number: 18/05805-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Animal Production
Principal Investigator:Miguel Henrique de Almeida Santana
Grantee:Arícia Christofaro Fernandes
Home Institution: Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Pirassununga , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/12105-2 - Fenomics of fetal programming effects on beef cattle production: a systemic approach, AP.JP


Fetal Programming (FP) can affect the development of animals throughout their life. This nutritional stimulus has been studied in beef cattle and can cause differences that affect beef cattle production systems. Traits such as performance, body morphology, deposition of muscular and adipose tissue are of great importance for the selection of animals for both genetic improvement and for animals that will be destined for slaughter. (AU)