Livestock in Ecuador depends on grazing, pastures are not only the cheapest food available for cattle feed, they offer all the nutrients necessary for good animal performance, therefore, anything that can be done to improve the technology of pasture production will directly result in the production of meat, milk or wool. On the other hand, farm animals are healthier. The productivity levels of pastures and livestock in developed countries are high; these societies have learned due to the sequential development of the climatic seasons, which imposes time limits on them to carry out the programmed agricultural activities, in this way they arrive at the winter season prepared and not only that they manage to maintain themselves, but that they do so successfully. Most of the Ecuadorian territory has favorable environmental conditions to produce pasture all year round, we do not have the harsh winters of Europe, nor the extreme droughts of Africa where the climate forces to confine livestock. Therefore, due to our comparative advantages we should be excellent producers, and we have the possibility of doing it with lower costs, the pastoral livestock is cheaper than confinement. We lack a positive attitude, a decision to apply technology to the production of pastures; the farmer must know and know how to interpret the reality of his land and have the capacity to solve problems in a timely and efficient manner, as farmers-livestock farmers from other latitudes do.
|Translated title of the contribution||Pastures And Forages Of Ecuador. Sowing And Production Of Pastures|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|State||Published - 30 Oct 2018|