Weber Agricultural Research & Management

September 2015, Vol. 2 (1), ISSN:2449-1640

© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article

Diagnosis of Sheep Production in the Mezquital Valley, Hidalgo, Mexico.

Juan Manuel Vargas Romero1, María Teresa Trejo López1, María Teresa Trejo López1, Armando Zepeda-Bastida2, Deyanira Ojeda Ramírez2, Maricela Ayala-Martínez2 & Sergio Soto-Simental2

1 Departamento de Biología de la Reproducción,
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana,

2 Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo,
Instituto de Ciencias Agropecuarias,
Avenida Universidad s/n km 1. Tulancingo, Hidalgo. C.P. 43600, Mexico.

Accepted 25th September, 2016; Available Online 26th September, 2016.


A diagnosis was conducted to evaluate productive, economic, environmental and social variables Ovine Production Units (UPO) in 7 municipalities in the state of Hidalgo. These variables were evaluated using the "Ball of snow exponential nondiscriminatory" methodology. The questions were formulated considering the methodology proposed by the Framework for the Assessment Management Systems Incorporating Sustainability Indicators, which integrates and analyzes sustainability in three dimensions. With the results of the interviews, it was established that sheep farming is a predominantly male activity, if you consider that for every two women responsible are five responsible for the male, which are men ranging from 44 to 55 years who have devoted most of his life to this activity. As for the inventory borreguero the predominate race is encaste Suffolk, the most important product of the Borreguera activity is the sale of lambs for fattening and sale of fat lambs, labor is familiar, ie that they do not hire workers, services which tells the UPO are minimal and infrastructure pens usually is bad. The methodology used showed that 96.8% of those interviewed were unaware of the existence and functions of the Center for Agricultural Development of the State of Hidalgo, suggesting an inadequate strategy of rapprochement between specialists and technicians responsible for the UPO.

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