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The colors of livestock

What appears to be “fireworks” over the map of the state of Mato Grosso is just another way to identify the state’s most productive livestock areas.  Each point represents a municipality in Mato Grosso, each color shows a different livestock production zone, and the size of the point indicates its importance.  The thickness of the lines that connect the points is in direct proportion to the number of animals that move between two municipalities.  The data represent livestock movement in 2007 and are part of the doctoral studies conducted by José Henrique Grisi-Filho. They were published in an article in the February issue of the online edition of Preventive Veterinary Medicine.

Photo submitted by José Henrique Grisi-Filho University of São Paulo School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science

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