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PINI, T.R.M. et al. Applicability of technical-economical simulation in beef cattle production in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Arch. zootec. [online]. 2014, vol.63, n.241, pp.191-198. ISSN 1885-4494.

As auxiliary tools in decision making for farmers, computer simulation programs have been studied and developed by several researchers. In this line of study, tests with technical economic simulation system were performed, applied together with farmers and with the indices of Brazilian beef cattle. The results of tests applied with farmers showed similar results to those achieved by the market. As regards national scenarios, it is interesting to note that the profit kilo produced is kept relatively constant, with an increase of less than R$0.20, the national average for the improved system 2, ie 6.91 %, but when you look at the EBIT, there is an increase of 185.14 %. This was due to increased total amount produced between one scene and another, which increased from 125 to 310 t, mainly due to increases in nutrition and shortening the production cycle as a result of the best indexes and hence the increase in profit in R$/ ha/year. The results of simulation with the contents of the national beef cattle production were consistent with the contents presented, showing a correlation between both, which demonstrates the effectiveness of using the technical economic simulation system for analysis farms that producing beef cattle.

Keywords : Computer system; Livestock simulation; Modeling.

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