Rui Dantas

Rui Dantas
AMIBA - Associação dos Criadores de Bovinos de Raça Barrosã · Raça Barrosã/ Raça Bordaleira de Entre Douro e Minho/ Raça Churra do Minho

Bachelor of Engineering

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The “Branca” breed is a dual-purpose Portuguese autochthonous chicken breed, produced in extensive systems and in small flocks, especially in the Entre Douro and Minho regions. A total of 40 birds (n = 20/sex) were slaughtered between 38 and 42 weeks (males) and 110 and 120 weeks (females), and carcass and meat quality parameters were evaluated. Th...
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Portraying a strong religious image, particularly in religions that follow a single God or Lord, the God of Abraham, such as Christianity, Judaism or Islam, the figure of the sheep (the lamb and the shepherd, too) leads us to more ethical, philosophical and social interpretations than, objectively, to productive systems and genetic resources. In an...
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Biodiversity concerns and the sustainability of agroecological systems, together with consumer demand for higher quality products from alternative and extensive farming methods, have reinforced interest in local breeds that are well adapted to low-input environments. The first reference to Portuguese poultry breeds appeared in the 1930s, with regis...
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Promotion of the conservation and preservation of local breed’s biodiversity combined with the concept of sustainable agriculture and development of economically marginal areas are important policies to implement in modern society. The biometric characterization, contributing to maintain phenotypic traits, is a significant tool in breeding programs...
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Small, restless, attentive, hardworking, protective and eye-catching, chickens give back what they spend throughout their lives and in their sad end defy the old gastronomic imagination based on traditions and superstitions which have always devalued their nutritional qualities. This animal species has been forsaken even forgotten, especially its a...
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A raça Churra do Minho evidenciou sazonalidade nos partos, ocorrendo maioritariamente entre novembro e fevereiro (80,8%). O peso médio dos borregos ao nascimento foi de 1,97±0,35 kg, sem efeito do sexo. A maioria das fêmeas reprodutoras tiveram parto simples (76,5%), tendo os borregos de parto duplo revelado pesos ao nascimento superiores (2,07±0,...
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Resumen: La raza Bordaleira de Entre Douro e Minho (BEDM), localizada principalmente en el Norte de Portugal, presenta como principal aptitud la producción de carne. El objetivo del presente estudio consistió en la caracterización productiva y reproductiva de la raza. La Asociación de Criadores ha proporcionado datos de las reproductoras, fechas de...
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Cachena cattle breed present in the mountain areas of the northwest of Portugal is a breed of high hardiness and small size. For the purpose of this study, 989 carcasses of Cachena breed slaughtered in 2007 and 2008 used and classified in A. uncastrated young male animals of less than two years of age; B. other uncastrated male animals; C. castrate...
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A raça Cachena caracteriza-se por animais de elevada rusticidade, criada em zonas de montanha, recorrendo na maioria das explorações à silvopastorícia. Raça de pequeno porte, até 1,15m de altura à cernelha, encontrando-se classificada na escala de risco de extinção como muito ameaçada. Animais utilizados ainda na função trabalho, são actualmente ex...
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Today, Portuguese Cachena cattle are limited to a small population in northern Portugal, and while they are well-adapted to the adverse environmental conditions of this mountainous region, they are in a very vulnerable situation. A socio-economic analysis of the members of the Cachena Breeders' Association showed most to be individual elderly farme...
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Bovinos de carne, Programa de melhoramento, Selecção, Parâmetros genéticos.

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