Crecimiento post destete y obtención depeso apropiado para el empadre en alpacas y llamas

Translated title of the contribution: Post-weaning growth and weight gain appropriate for the breeding of alpacas and llamas

V. Wilber García, C. Danilo Pezo, Ll Enrique Franco, H. Felipe San Martín, M. César Novoa

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Research on post-weaning weight gain in domestic camelias reared under two diferent nutritional regimes was conducted at the IVITA camelid research station in Marangani,(Cusco,Pera),withtheobjectiveofdeterminingtheeffectofnutritiononlive weightoffemalealpacasandllamasatoneyearofage.Inthefirstregime,T,,twogroups of30alpacasand30llamaswereeachkeptin2hectaresofcultivatedpastureona7day graze/40dayfallowrotationpattera. Inthesecond,T2,twogroupsof30alpacasand30 llamas were each grazed on the same 15 hectares of native pasture throughout the experiment.Attheendoftheyear,only27%(8/30)ofthealpacasand47%(14/30)ofthe llamasgrazedonnativepasturehadreachedweightsof30kgand50kgrespectively,the mínimumrequiredforbreeding,while87%(26/30)ofthealpacasand93%(28/30)ofthe llamas reared on cultivated pasture achieved the required minimum. These figures demónstrate thatthe use ofcultivatedpasturein the dietofpost-weaning alpacas and llamassignificantlyincreasesthenumberoffemaleswhichcanreproduceatoneyearof ageand,thus,canplayanimportantroleinimprovingherdproductivity.

Translated title of the contributionPost-weaning growth and weight gain appropriate for the breeding of alpacas and llamas
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)39-42
Number of pages4
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999

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