Sunday, 19 March 2017

Pesquisa avalia comportamento reprodutivo de bovinos pantaneiros em MS

Pantanal expedition, February 2017

We spent four days, from 13-16 Feb. 2017 with our friends and collaborators in the Fazenda São José/Pousada Aguapé, as well as at UEMS in Aquidauana, MS. Together with the veterinarian Luis Antonio Paggiaro we evaluated the reproductive condition of some G1-allele-positive Pantaneiro cows, and collected blood samples of Pantaneiro cattle and Nelore calves for genotyping. Here are some pictures.

From L to R: Dr. Sergio U. Dani, Prof. Marcus Vinicius M. Oliveira, André Murano, Gilberto Fonseca, Adrian Zschokke. Photograph by L.A. Paggiaro.

Some G1/G2 Nelore calves born from artificial insemination in 2016. Photograph by S.U. Dani. 

Mr. João Murano and the Pantaneiro cattle.  Photograph by S.U. Dani. 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Pantaneiro revival: 500 Brazilian cows and the future of food security

Kim-Jenna Jurriaans
FAO | UN Food & Agriculture Organization | Rome, Italy

At the Center of the Latin America continent lies a tropical wetland with a biodiversity and local culture so rich that it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. In this week’s episode we take you into Brazil’s Pantanal region to explore what conserving the genetic heritage of one local cattle breed means for this special ecosystem, for local culture and traditions, and for food security on an increasingly harsher planet.

Along the way, we hear from researchers at EMBRAPA and the State University of Mato Grosso do Sul who are trying to bring back this breed from the edge of extinction, and from a cattle farmers who's family's connection to the Pantaneiro cattle goes back four generations.

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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Professor Gerhard Franz Walter visits the Pantanal (September 2014)

From the left to the right: Gerhard Franz Walter, Raquel Soares Juliano, Fabiana de Andrade Melo Sterza, Marcus Vinicius Morais de Oliveira.

Pantaneiro cattle.