Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0314[Article Number: EEC831761755]
Two separate experiments were conducted to investigate the effect of tanniferous (CT) browse plant supplementation on the growth, nutrient digestibility and blood biochemical properties of Djallonké sheep. The browse plants were Albizia lebbeck, Gmelina arborea, Senna siamea and Ceiba pentandra and were harvested from natural grazing fields within the vicinity of Nyankpala in Ghana. In experiment I, 20... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0298[Article Number: 6BAEEBE61757]
The need to reduce cost of production of meat animal has necessitated the use of plant materials with medicinal properties as feed additives capable of minimizing the influence of pathogenic microbes and improving performance of the animal. This study investigated the effect of such medicinal plant materials Garcinia kola on the growth performance and the haematological parameters of 20 weeks old rabbits. Thirty six... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0293[Article Number: 0281DC961759]
The study was conducted to assess the effect of roughage source on meat quality and sensory attributes of yearling Tswana cattle. The sensory traits and meat quality of yearling Tswana steers fed maize stover diet (treatment A), sorghum stover diet (treatment B) or commercial beef finisher diet (treatment Control) were evaluated and allotted feeding trial by adopting Completely Randomized Design (CRD). The commercial... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0308[Article Number: 5C17B2661911]
The effect of strains on fertility, hatchability, and embryo mortality of indigenous chicken reared in the high rain forest zone of Nigeria was investigated. In this investigation, indigenous chicken with normal feathered phenotype, naked neck, and frizzle feathered phenotype which consisted of 10 cocks and 35 hens as the parents were used. They were put in 7 breeding groups: (1) Normal feathered cock with normal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0321[Article Number: 77010E061274]
The study was conducted in east Hararghe zone of Oromia regional state, eastern Ethiopia to assess the major available livestock feed resources. A total of 150 households with experience in livestock keeping practice for at least two years were selected. All respondents indicated that shortage of feed resources, dominance of unpalatable forages and low nutritive values of usable forages were the major feed problems.... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0320[Article Number: F4F42CD61271]
The aims of the study were to characterize the socio-economic features of village chicken producers, types of chicken production systems, flock management practices, family task sharing and production constraints in lowland, midland and highland of Ethiopia. Data were collected at 360 rural households of which 120 were from lowland, 160 midland and 80 highlands. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0315[Article Number: C792B6A61362]
The study was conducted to assess the husbandry practices of dairy cattle, feed resources, and dairy products processing and marketing systems. Stratified random sampling was applied to select 213 households from urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Structured questionnaire were used to collect primary information. Descriptive statistics was employed to analyze the collected data. The study found that 2.5(0.11) dairy... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0306[Article Number: 3639E5760922]
Smallholder pig farming is an important livelihood source in many rural communities of countries in Asia region such as Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The indigenous pig population is diminishing over the years and it requires a better attention for conservation and sustainable utilization. The objectives of this study were to identify the pig farming system characteristics and investigate the effect of these characteristics on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0301[Article Number: 338FE3860409]
Length of productive life is an important economic trait in dairy cattle that has shown to have a genetic component and thus, it is subject to improvement through selection. Lifetime records of 13,659 Holstein cows from 72 herds, calving for the first time between January 2000 and December 2014 and their conformation, milk yield (ME 305 d milk) and pedigree information were used to evaluate the relationship of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0300[Article Number: 98DE5EE60411]
A study was conducted on 262 indigenous poultry farmers in Rwanda to assess the current status of low cost village poultry production. Majority of the respondents were male (59%) mainly (70.2%) located in urban and Per-urban areas. The majority (56.9%) had primary education and kept the dwarf type (53.5%) followed by the long legged type (26.9%). Stocking birds were mainly sourced from Neighbors (50.8%) and markets... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0291[Article Number: 9D98EC359618]
Forty-eight Angus steers (208 ±15 days of age) housed on pasture with their dams, were divided equally based on initial body weight (BW; 312 ± 28 kg), and assigned randomly to assess whether receiving a palatable, high fiber supplement (YS; 4.5 kg/cow-calf/day) versus no supplement (NS) for 7 days prior to weaning alters the steers’ acute stress response following separation from its dam. Steers were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0262[Article Number: D0EA79B59620]
This study attempted to assess cattle management and marketing practices in Afar region. 178 household heads were selected and interviewed from three major cattle producing districts, Aysaita, Chifra and Amibara. With an overall average cattle holding of 17.4 heads per household, cattle were kept by 95.5% of the herd owners mainly for milk production. Livestock sale, land rent and crop sale were the first, second and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0299[Article Number: B4326C059612]
Pig production systems in Rwanda are not well understood to enable effective exploitation of their potential for rural poverty alleviation and human nutrition. A study was therefore conducted to characterize the current status of pig production systems in Rwanda. Questionnaires were administered to 179 semi-intensive and intensive pig farmers randomly selected at sector level. Data were processed in statistical package... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0287[Article Number: 32401C859003]
An experiment was undertaken in Haramaya University to find out the effect of replacing Soybean meal (SBM) by processed kidney bean (PKB) on egg quality parameters. To carry out the experiment, 180 white leghorn hens of similar initial body weight of 1121.17 g ± 24.92 and 6.5 months of age and 30 cocks were randomly distributed into five treatments using complete randomized design (CRD). Each treatment consisting... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0285[Article Number: B2FAF4458661]
Probiotics, live cells with different beneficial characteristics have been extensively studied and explored commercially in many different products in the world. Their benefits to human and animal have been supported in hundreds of scientific papers. Ruminant animals principally depend on microbial degradation of their feed rather than on direct enzyme degradation as in most non-ruminants. Microbial feed additives used... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0268[Article Number: 854731F58258]
During the dry season, most plants and grasses dry up and ruminants are left with fewer plants to graze on. The plants available during such periods have relatively lower moisture contents and higher antinutritional factors because of the dry nature of the soil and prevalent atmospheric conditions. Increased levels of antinutritional factors above acceptable values, could have a detrimental effect on the metabolic and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0277[Article Number: 134C91758171]
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between handling methods, cattle behavior during handling, and average daily gain (ADG) of feed yard cattle. Hereford steers (n = 496; initial body weight [BW] = 304 ± 35.6 kg) of similar genetic background were enrolled in this study after arrival at a commercial feed yard in Southwest Kansas. Two handling conditions prior to the working barn... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0276[Article Number: A20CF1858015]
The aim of this paper was to review cattle husbandry practices (feeding, breeding, watering and health care) and production systems in Ethiopia, identifying constraints limiting the production and quantifying cattle feed resources, specifically. Highland crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia encompasses nearly 40% of the country’s land area, while lowlands areas cover about 60% of the country’s land... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0272[Article Number: B50134057085]
Two outbreaks of haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) following wrong administration of contagious bovine pleuro pneumonia (CBPP) vaccine (CBPPV) combined with black quarter vaccine (BQV) and administration of CBPPV alone, respectively were investigated in cattle herds in Adamawa and Taraba States of Nigeria. Two of the nomadic Fulani cattlemen independently purchased the CBPP and BQ vaccines in October, 2006 at the Zonal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0261[Article Number: 34AAB8B56811]
Wool produced (kg of fleece/shearing) by 371 sheep from the genetic groups of Romney Marsh (31) Criollo Chiapas sheep (135) and their hybrids (205) was analyzed using repeated measures models and random regression analysis. One thousand one hundred and eight production records collected over a period of 12 years, under extensive production conditions in the region of the Altos de Chiapas, Mexico, were analyzed. The... Read more.
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