Francisco Maroto-Molina

Francisco Maroto-Molina
University of Cordoba (Spain) | UCO · Department of Animal Production

PhD. Animal Science

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September 2020 - present
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2014 - August 2020
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2007 - March 2013
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Position
  • Predoctoral researcher
Education
September 2007 - March 2013
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Field of study
  • Animal science
September 2000 - July 2006
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Field of study
  • Agricultural engineering

Publications

Publications (65)
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Single layer centrifugation (SLC) technique has been developed to select the best sperm population in the ejaculate in order to increase the fertilization rates by artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization. Normospermic ram semen samples containing 800 and 3,000 × 106 sperms/ml (C800 and C3000, respectively) were processed by SLC. Three spe...
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This Research Reflection addresses the possibilities for Welfare Quality ® to evolve from an assessment method based on data gathered on punctual visits to the farm to an assessment method based on sensor data. This approach could provide continuous and objective data, while being less costly and time consuming. Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) te...
Conference Paper
El Grupo Docente 44 de la Universidad de Córdoba tiene una amplia experiencia en la incorporación de herramientas innovadoras en la docencia de distintas asignaturas relacionadas con el área de la Producción Animal. En este trabajo se describe la implementación de una nueva herramienta: la gamificación aplicada a los ejercicios de racionamiento ani...
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Aim of study: Dairy farmers in Southern Spain are continuously investing in the modernization of their facilities and frequently ask technicians about the type of housing they should choose for their farms. Although some studies have analysed the economic impact of different housing systems, there are no reports evaluating the impact of these syste...
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Animal location technologies have evolved considerably in the last 60 years. Nowadays, animal tracking solutions based on global positioning systems (GPS) are commercially available. However, existing devices have several constraints, mostly related to wireless data transmission and financial cost, which make impractical the monitorization of all t...
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In this Research Communication we analyse the animal welfare status of dairy farms located in southern Spain and test the hypothesis that monitoring of wellbeing could increase the profitability of dairy herds by improving indices of reproduction. Twenty dairy farms were visited and a total of 1650 cows were assessed using the Welfare Quality® (WQ)...
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El objetivo fue caracterizar y tipificar un grupo de explotaciones de dehesa asociadas a una cooperativa de cebo, sacrificio y comercialización de terneros, analizando los sistemas de producción de las distintas tipologías de explotaciones. Se realizaron 114 encuestas, en las que se recolectó información sobre la mano de obra, la base animal, la ba...
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Compliance checks at reception of olive oil in bulk before unloading is an essential step for packing plants to meet quality standards and ensure traceability. Nevertheless, classic procedures based on the withdrawal of samples followed by at-line analysis need to be improved. Near-infrared spectroscopy features can make it an ideal technology to e...
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Este artículo describe una experiencia en el uso de la metodología docente del aprendizaje basado en proyectos en varias asignaturas de Grado y Máster de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica y de Montes. Se ha seleccionado el tema de la ganadería de precisión para el desarrollo de los proyectos, en concreto el uso de acelerómetros p...
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This research was conducted using a spectral database comprising 346 samples of processed animal proteins (PAPs) with a range of compositions, analyzed using a Fourier transform near-infrared spectroscopy multichannel instrument (Matrix-F, Bruker Optics) coupled to a 100 m fiber optic cable. Using both its static and dynamic operating modes (on a c...
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Este artículo describe una experiencia en el uso de la herramienta docente conocida como Método del Caso en el Máster de Ingeniería Agronómica de la Universidad de Córdoba. Los estudiantes de la asignatura “Sistemas de Producción Animal: Análisis de Casos” se han enfrentado a un problema real consistente en la necesidad de soluciones de reingenierí...
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The real time knowledge of dairy milk composition can be used as a tool to guarantee milk quality and safety, offering additional information for dairy producers and consumers. To carry out these in situ analyses, methodologies based on Near Infrared (NIR) portable sensors have a great potential as an advisory tool. The main goals of the present wo...
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Control and inspection operations within the context of safety and quality assessment of bulk foods and feeds are not only of particular importance, they are also demanding challenges, given the complexity of food/feed production systems and the variability of product properties. Existing methodologies have a variety of limitations, such as high co...
Poster
Beef production is conducted through distinct production segments (farms, feedlots, etc) that may be characterized by differences in management practices, location and ownership. This is a challenge for the efficiency of the production chain. Most farms are cow-calf farms that produce calves to be sold to feedlots. Economic return of each animal de...
Technical Report
De todos es conocido que el retorno económico de las actividades ganaderas, en general, y de la producción de vacuno de carne, en particular, es escaso. Los ganaderos tienen poca influencia en los precios de sus producciones o de sus insumos. Parece razonable entonces que se centren en aquellos aspectos sobre los que pueden actuar, como la selecció...
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This study was carried out using a spectral database comprising 1164 samples of processed land animal proteins provided by a rendering plant located in southern Spain (Seville). A variety of cloning algorithms and strategies were evaluated for the transfer of spectroscopic databases obtained on a FOSS NIRSystems monochromator (FNS), currently in us...
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Presentación de las oportunidades que supone el Big Data en el sector del olivar
Presentation
The available NIRS scientific literature concerning the analysis of animal by- product proteins meals (ABPs) has shown that it is possible to chemically characterize these interesting protein sources for animal feed, and also to detect and quantify the species composition in a particular type of meal. Since, all work carried out so far refers to th...
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Every day, a number of data are recorded throughout the beef production chain: farmers, feedlots, slaughterhouses, distribution and sales. These data are recorded mainly for administrative and traceability purposes, but they can be used to answer scientific and technical questions if they are pre-processed correctly. The objective of this paper is...
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Se expone la información disponible en el SIA en relación a los pastos de dehesa
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Presentación en curso del proyecto Life Biodehesa
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Data about the nutritional aspects of feed are systematically obtained in laboratories. Some initiatives are collecting them into large databases, but this information is highly variable, so data pre-processing is essential to ensure reliable results. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the performance of various methods regarding 2 aspects...
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The information stored in animal feed databases is highly variable, in terms of both provenance and quality; therefore, data pre-processing is essential to ensure reliable results. Yet, pre-processing at best tends to be unsystematic; at worst, it may even be wholly ignored. This paper sought to develop a systematic approach to the various stages i...
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Feed databases often have missing data. Despite their potentially major effect on data analysis (e.g. as a source of biased results and loss of statistical power), database managers and nutrition researchers have paid little attention to missing data. This study evaluated various methods of handling missing data using mining outputs from a database...
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La base de datos “Pastos Españoles (SEEP)”, desarrollada por el Servicio de Información sobre Alimentos y la Sociedad Española para el Estudio de los Pastos, contiene gran parte de la información productiva y nutricional sobre pastos publicada en España entre los años 1960 y 2000. Actualmente, es posible acceder a los estadísticos de la base de dat...
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El presente Nomenclátor tiene su origen en la propuesta publicada en el año 2008 en la revista PASTOS por Francisco Maroto, Augusto Gómez, José Emilio Guerrero y Ana Garrido (Maroto Molina et al., 2008) en relación a la homogenización de la información sobre alimentos para animales. Dicha homogenización fue necesaria para la construcción de la base...
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Information about the nutritional aspects and uses of feed is of widespread interest, hence systematic efforts of laboratories to obtain it. The way this information is currently being handled leaves something to be desired, underscoring the need to use computerized systems and statistical techniques that allow the management of large volumes of he...
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El registro de datos asociado a los trabajos de valoración de alimentos es normalmente defectuoso debido a la visión limitada con la que se recoge esta información, sólo para el objetivo inmediato con el que se plantea la analítica, ya sea el control de calidad del alimento o su caracterización en un trabajo de investigación. Por otro lado, debido...
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Se ha llevado a cabo un proceso de agrupación e informatización de los datos recogidos por los 19 grupos de investigadores del Área de dinámica productiva y evaluación nutritiva de pastos, correspondientes al proyecto de “Tipificación, Cartografía y Evaluación de Pastos Españoles” (INIA-CCAA Nº 0T00-037.C17). En la homogenización de los datos se ha...
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En el presente trabajo se describen las actividades más importantes llevadas a cabo en el marco de la colaboración establecida entre la Sociedad Española para el Estudio de los Pastos (SEEP) y el Servicio de Información sobre Alimentos (SIA) de la Universidad de Córdoba, para el desarrollo de una base de datos de valores productivos, bromatológicos...
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Se ha utilizado el programa CALIFA, del Servicio de Información sobre Alimentos (SIA) de la Universidad de Córdoba, previa actualización, para crear una base de datos con toda la información recogida por los grupos de investigación que participaron en el área de dinámica productiva y valoración nutritiva de pastos, del proyecto " Tipificación, Cart...

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I have quantitative and qualitative variables in a dataset from a survey to farmers, and I would like to reduce the dimensionality of the dataset in order to identify main sources of variation. I think PCA is not valid for this kind of variables. Can I use factor analysis? Should I use correspondence analysis by transforming quantitative into qualitative variables?

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Projects (3)
Project
DEHESA ECOSYSTEMS: DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND TOOLS FOR BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT
Archived project
Sensores MEMS y NIRS-imagen para el análisis no destructivo in situ de productos de animales y vegetales