Characterization of the exploring agricultural properties of beef cattle production

  • Leilson Rocha Bezerra Universidade Federal do Piauí
  • Marcos Jácome de Araújo Universidade Federal do Paiuí
  • Carlo Aldrovandi Torreão Marques Universidade Federal do Paiuí
  • Jacira Neves da Costa Torreão Universidade Federal do Paiuí
  • Raimundo Rosal Vaz Agencia de Defesa Agropecuária do Piauí - ADAPI
  • Cezario Batista de Oliveira Neto
Keywords: bovine, meat, production system, technologies

Abstract

This research aimed to identify and to characterize the profile of the exploring agricultural properties of beef cattle production in the micro region of Alto Médio Gurguéia. The small producer characterization based on the scientific knowledge on the local agricultural reality is essential to develop policies for the dissemination of technologies, programs and projects for agricultural development. This way, a semi-structured questionnaire was elaborated using questions about general issues of farm profile and creation system adopted by producers, issues related to producers’ social aspects, livestock zootechnical conditions and technical and marketing conditions of meat production. This questionnaire was applied to 104 producers in the municipality in an eclectic and comprehensive way in order to obtain a sample as representative as possible. The data collection period was between September, 2008 and December, 2009. Themajority of producers keep a typical family farming profile, with emphasis on subsistence activity, low technological level and little knowledge. Turning them less competitive and more susceptible to climatological, management or marketing adversities.

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Author Biographies

Leilson Rocha Bezerra, Universidade Federal do Piauí
Professor do Departamento de Zootecnia (DZ) – Campus Profª Cinobelina Elvas (CPCE)-Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI)- BR 135, S/N, Bairro Planalto Horizonte CEP.:64900-000 Bom Jesus-Piauí- Brasil.
Marcos Jácome de Araújo, Universidade Federal do Paiuí
Professor do Departamento de Zootecnia (DZ) – Campus Profª Cinobelina Elvas (CPCE)-Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI)- BR 135, S/N, Bairro Planalto Horizonte CEP.:64900-000 Bom Jesus-Piauí- Brasil.
Carlo Aldrovandi Torreão Marques, Universidade Federal do Paiuí
Professor do Departamento de Zootecnia (DZ) – Campus Profª Cinobelina Elvas (CPCE)-Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI)- BR 135, S/N, Bairro Planalto Horizonte CEP.:64900-000 Bom Jesus-Piauí- Brasil.
Jacira Neves da Costa Torreão, Universidade Federal do Paiuí
Professora de Ensino Básico, Técnico e Tecnológico do Colégio Agrícola de Bom Jesus/PI.
Published
29-03-2013
How to Cite
Bezerra, L. R., de Araújo, M. J., Marques, C. A. T., Torreão, J. N. da C., Vaz, R. R., & Oliveira Neto, C. B. de. (2013). Characterization of the exploring agricultural properties of beef cattle production. Comunicata Scientiae, 4(1), 75-84. https://doi.org/10.14295/cs.v4i1.134
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Original Article