By Giuseppe Pulina
Sheep milking is common through the Mediterranean, and is changing into extra universal in international locations akin to the united kingdom, united states, significant the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. sturdy meals is a severe think about optimising dairy construction from sheep. This publication is a translation of a favored Italian textual content, initially released in 2001 and contains up-to-date info, and new fabric on temperate areas. It comprises chapters on all points of dairy sheep meals and feeding, equivalent to milk creation, feed consumption, meals and copy, meals and milk caliber, and grazing and stocking expense administration.
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4/10/04 2:00 PM Page 26 26 A. Cappio-Borlino et al. qxd 2000 1500 1000 500 0 0 50 100 150 Days in milking 200 Fig. 14. , 1997). shape of lactation curves of dairy sheep in terms of the mechanism of activation and inactivation of the secretory cells. These mechanistic models could be further developed by including a process of delay of apoptosis, which could explain the higher capacity of dairy sheep, in comparison to dairy cattle, to recover good production levels in the event of temporary adverse environmental conditions.
Methods based on cross-correlations among Time Series, artificial neural networks and wavelet decomposition seem particularly appealing for these purposes. However, for the future, the greatest 27 effort in the mathematical modelling of lactation curves must be directed towards the mechanistic approach. The use of mechanistic models is rather infrequent in several sectors of applied biology, particularly in animal science. This is mainly due to the great difficulty in describing in mathematical terms the complex physiological processes that underlie the phenomenon under study.