International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 184

Full Length Research Paper

Phenotypic characterization of pigs and their production system in Liberia

Arthur Bob Karnuah
  • Arthur Bob Karnuah
  • Department of Livestock and Fishery, Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia.
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Richard Osei-Amponsah
  • Richard Osei-Amponsah
  • Department of Animal Science, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana.
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Gregory Dunga
  • Gregory Dunga
  • Department of Livestock and Fishery, Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia.
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Arthur Wennah
  • Arthur Wennah
  • Department of Livestock and Fishery, Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia.
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Walter T. Wiles
  • Walter T. Wiles
  • Department of Livestock and Fishery, Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI), Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia.
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Paul Boettcher
  • Paul Boettcher
  • Animal Genetic Resources Branch, Animal Production and Health Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nation. HQ, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla Rome 00153, Italy
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  •  Received: 30 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 11 May 2018
  •  Published: 31 July 2018

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