International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

IJLP Articles

Non-genetic factors affecting fitness traits in the grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus)

June 2014

This study was conducted at the grasscutter section of the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana, to estimate non-genetic effects on reproductive and survival traits. Data consisted of records on 136 does from 2006 to 2010. Litter size at weaning, litter weight and lactation weight loss all increased (P < 0.01) with increasing litter size at birth. Litter weight and lactation weight loss increased (P < 0.05) at...

Author(s): S. Y. Annor,, B. K. Ahunu, G. S. Aboagye, K. Boa-Amponsem and J. P. Cassady

Effect of varying levels of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) haulms on the growth performance of weaners rabbits (Oryctalagus cuniculus)

May 2014

Thirty two, 6 to 8 weeks old rabbits of mongrel origin, balanced for sex and weighing averagely 0.92 kg were allotted to four dietary treatments in a complete randomized design (CRD) with 8 rabbits per treatment. The diets contained groundnut haulms (GH) at 40, 50, 60 and 70% levels of inclusion with a crude protein content of 16%. The rabbits were fed for eight weeks with 6 weeks of preliminary feeding and 2 weeks of...

Author(s): Etchu K. A., Ngu G. T., Yongabi K. A. and Woogeng I. N.

Effect of wheat straw urea treatment and Leucaena leucocephala foliage hay supplementation on intake, digestibility, nitrogen balance and growth of lambs

May 2014

This study evaluated the effect of wheat straw urea treatment and Leucaena leucocephala (LL) foliage hay supplementation on intake, digestibility, nitrogen balance and growth of Ethiopian highland sheep. Thirty-six yearling male lambs were randomly allotted, in randomized complete design, to six dietary treatments:- untreated wheat straw (T1); urea treated wheat straw (T2); T2 plus 100, 200, 300 g LL in T3, T4, T5...

Author(s): Getahun Kebede Yadete

Post-thawed and fresh spermatozoa motion characteristics of Sahiwal bulls under computer-assisted semen analyser (CASA)

April 2014

In this study, motion characteristics of spermatozoa was assessed by computer assisted semen analyser (CASA) for evaluating fertility potential of Sahiwal bulls. Twelve bulls were selected and grouped into two on the basis of age (AGI < 50 months old; AGII > 50 months old) and scrotal circumferences (SCI < 33 cm; SCII > 33 cm). The following CASA parameters i.e., velocity average path (VAP, μm/s),...

Author(s): Ulfina Galmessa, T. K. Mohanty, V. S. Raina, A. K. Gupta and Shiv Prasad

Socio-economic characteristics of poultry production in lowland and midland agro-ecological zones of central Tigray, Ethiopia

April 2014

The study was conducted to explore the socio-economic characteristics of poultry production in lowland and midland agro-ecological zones of central Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Two districts were selected using systematic random sampling method from midland and lowland agro-ecology. Out of the total chicken keepers in the area 160 sample farmers, 80 from each district were selected randomly using lottery method. Data like...

Author(s): A. T. Alem, G. T. Yayneshet and A. H. Aklilu

Socio-economic characteristics and husbandry practices of cattle breeders in the Vina division, Cameroon

March 2014

In order to assess socio-economic characteristics of cattle breeders and their effect on farmers’ practices, a survey was carried out in Vina division within the Adamawa highlands of Cameroon, from November, 2009 to October, 2010. Data were collected from 159 farmers in 9 localities, using a structured questionnaire. Information on breeder’s ethnic group, age, marital status, education level, number of...

Author(s): Mingoas Kilekoung J. P., Zoli Pagnah A., Tchoumboue J., Ebene Nyoungui J. and Toukala J. P.

Heritability and correlation among first lactation traits in Holstein Friesian cows at Holeta Bull Dam Station, Ethiopia

March 2014

Records of 433 cows from 48 sires that had at least four daughters were used to study genetic parameters for age at first calving, 305 day milk yield, first lactation milk yield, first lactation length, first service period, first dry period and first calving interval. Data were analyzed by the procedures of Restricted Maximum Likelihood Method with animal model. Age at first calving had highest heritability of...

Author(s): Gebeyehu Goshu, Harpal Singh, Karl-Johan Petersson and Nils Lundeheim

Empirical models used for lactation curve analysis in the Chiapas sheep breed using random regression models

March 2014

The objectives of the study were to compare the goodness-of-fit of seven empirical models (orthogonal Legendre polynomials Order 1 to 4; Wood, Ali and Schaeffer and Wilmink functions) to fit lactation curves of three local colour phenotypes (brown, white, and black) of the Chiapas sheep breed; and to evaluate the effect of environmental factors affecting the parameters of the lactation curve of the model of best fit. A...

Author(s): Carlos G. Vázquez-Peláez, José G. García-Muñiz and Nicolas Lopez-Villalobos

Effect of poultry litter with or without enzyme supplementation on the growth performance, nutrient digestibility and economy of rabbit production

February 2014

A 9-week feeding trial was carried out to evaluate the performance, nutrients digestibility and economics of production of rabbits fed poultry litter with or without nutrase xylase (exogenous enzyme) supplementation. 60 cross-breed rabbits with group mean weight (515 to 530 g) were randomly distributed to 10 dietary treatments at 6 rabbits to a treatment group in complete randomization. Results on chemical composition...

Author(s): Ogunsipe, M. H.

Feed resources availability and livestock production in the central rift valley of Ethiopia

February 2014

This study was conducted to investigate feed resource availability in association with livestock production in the Central Rift Valley of Ethiopia. Random sampling was used to select target farms. A total of 60 livestock owners were selected from two districts namely Admi Tullu Jidokombolcha and Dugda Bora both in the central Rift Valley. Structured questionnaire, focused group discussions, secondary data sources and...

Author(s): Zewdie Wondatir and Yoseph Mekasha

Isolation of some respiratory viruses from camels

January 2014

The presence of three of the main respiratory viruses found in camels, that is, peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV), bovine para-influenza virus 3 (PIV3) and bovine herpesvirus-1 (BHV-1), was investigated and isolation of these viruses in different cell cultures was carried out. A total of 100 pneumonic camel lungs collected from slaughterhouses were screened for the presence of PPR, PIV3 and BHV-1 viral antigens...

Author(s): Intisar, K. S., Ali, Y. H., Taha, K. M., Musa, M. Z. and Khalafalla, A. I.

Outbreak of theileriosis and anaplasmosis in herd of holstein crossbred cows of Dehradun district of Uttranchal, India: A Himalyan region

January 2014

The theileriosis and anaplasmosis are not common in Himalayan region of India. However, this paper reports the outbreak of theileriosis and anaplasmosis in a herd of Holstein cross bred cows maintained at Graphic Era University Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. This was because of introduction of native Red Sindhi cows. These native cows are in apparent carrier of theileria and anaplasmosis. Even with given treatment for...

Author(s): Shweta Kohli, U. K. Atheya, S. K. Srivastava, P. S. Banerjee and Rajat Garg

The effect of feeding different levels of brewer’s dried grain yeast mixture on the performance of white leghorn chicks

January 2014

This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding different levels of Brewer’s Dried Grain Yeast mixture (BDGY) on the performance of white leghorn chicks. A total of three hundred and twenty four day-old white leghorn chicks were grouped into 18 pens of 18 chicks each, and randomly assigned to six treatments (control, 6% BDGY, 12% BDGY, 18% BDGY, 24% BDGY, 30% BDGY) according to a completely...

Author(s): Zewdu Wondifraw and Berhan Tamir

Breeding practice and objective of indigenous chicken in North Wollo, Amhara regional State, Ethiopia

January 2014

Characterization of breeding practices of indigenous chicken of North Wollo was conducted from January 2011 to May 2012 with the aim to identifying farmers’ trait preferences of chicken, breeding objectives and priority areas of intervention. Focus group discussions were held, followed by a survey using semi-structured questionnaires. The survey revealed that both uncontrolled and controlled mating was practiced....

Author(s): Addisu Hailu, Zewdu Wuletaw and Hailu Mazengia

Fattening performances of culled dairy bulls to boost benefits of dairy farmers in western oromia, Ethiopia

December 2013

Fattening performances for three age groups (G1=12-24, G2=25-36 and G3=37-48 months) were compared under the same feeding management to recommend the best possible age of culling of Horro Friesian crossbred bulls to boost the benefits of dairy farmers.  The study was conducted for a finishing period of 90 days using the recommended level of concentrate supplementation of 3.5 kg/head/day for finishing Horro-Friesian...

Author(s): Chala Merera and Ulfina Galmessa

Effect of feeding Leucaena pallida with concentrate and antihelmentic treatment on growth performance and nematode parasite infestation of Horro ewe lambs in Ethiopia

December 2013

The study was conducted to investigate the effect of supplementing Leucaena pallida in reducing gastrointestinal parasite load and to evaluate growth response of Horro ewe lambs to supplementation and antihelmentic treatment. A total of 32 Horro ewe lambs were randomly assigned to four treatments: Grazing, grazing + antihelmintics only, grazing + 500 g dried Leucaena pallida leaves + 200 g ground maize grain per...

Author(s): Chala Merera, Temesgen Ayana and Tegegn Gudeta

In vitro usage of various non-organic compounds to subdue acidogenic value and enhance the fermentation of alfalfa hay based diets by mixed rumen microbiota

December 2013

Batch cultures of mixed rumen microorganisms were used in a randomized complete block design to study the effects of alfalfa hay-to-concentrate ratio and various non-organic buffering compounds on Acidogenic Value (AV), in vitro dry matter disappearance (IVDMD), medium pH, and AV: IVDMD ratio. Alfalfa hay was included in the experimental diets as: 80% (F80), 60% (F60), 40% (F40), and 20% (F20) on a dry matter (DM)...

Author(s): M. Danesh Mesgaran, J. Amini and M. Paktinat  

Production performance of Fayoumi chickens under intensive management condition of Adami Tulu research center

December 2013

The study was done to characterize the production performance of exotic/Fayoumi chicken/under intensive management condition in semi-arid Ethiopia. Feed consumption, age at 40% egg laying, egg production, mortality rate, hatchability, external and internal their egg quality parameters used as evaluation parameters. Mean feed consumption of starter, grower and layer Fayoumi chicken under intensive management condition in...

Author(s): Tesfa Geleta, Samson Leta and Endalew Bekana

Enhancing the productivity of livestock production in highland of Ethiopia: Implication for improved on‐farm feeding strategies and utilization

October 2013

The feed assessment tool (FEAST) was used to characterize the farming and livestock system. Prior to data collection, a sustainable livelihoods framework (SLF) approach was used in August 2012. The result of the study depict that the contribution of grazing to dry matter (DM), metabolizable energy (ME) and crude protein (CP) content was relatively high for the above average group farmers who reserve more land for the...

Author(s): Mesay Yami, Bedada Begna and Teklemedihin Teklewold

Farmers’ perceived livestock production constraints in Ginchi watershed area: Result of participatory rural appraisal

October 2013

A study was conducted in Ginchi watershed area, Dandi district of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to identify farmers’ perception and ranking of the most important constraints to livestock production, and their perceived strategies to alleviate the problems. Data were collected and analyzed by participatory rural appraisal (PRA) tools for this study. The most important problems of...

Author(s): Belay D., Getachew E., Azage T. and Hegde B. H.  

Metabolic status and oestrous cycle in dairy cows

October 2013

A study with 40 multiparous high yielding dairy cows was conducted to investigate the influence of an induced negative energy balance (NEB) on reproductive performance. Energy restriction of 49% was performed for 3 weeks beginning on oestrous cycle day 12 of first oestrous cycle after day 85 post partum (pp). From day 20 to day 150 pp animals were monitored for ovary activity three times weekly using rectal palpation...

Author(s): K. Danowski, J. J. Gross, K. Gellrich, T. Petri, H. A. Van Dorland, R. M. Bruckmaier, H. D. Reichenbach, R. Zimmer, H. H. D. Meyer, F. J. Schwarz and H. Kliem

Biometrical multivariate study of the Zambian indigenous Fat-tailed sheep

October 2013

Body weight and twelve body measurements taken on fifteen ewes and five rams of the Zambian indigenous Fat-tailed were analysed. The sheep were extensively managed in the Southern and driest part of Zambia. The aim of the study was to achieve a preliminary assessment of type and function of the breed based on zoometrical indices produced from combinations of different morphometric values obtained from the field. The...

Author(s): Parés-Casanova, Pere M., Mwaanga, E. S., Caballero, M., Sabaté, J. and Valenzuela, S.

Evaluation of Binjharpuri cattle of India in the native tract

September 2013

Physical characterization of Binjharpuri cattle was done under a project, funded by Orissa Livestock Resources Development Society (OLRDS). This was done by collecting information on herd’s structure, prevailing management practices, body conformation, production and reproduction performance of recently registered breed of cattle viz. Binjharpuri and socio-economic profile of the farmers rearing these cattle....

Author(s): S. K. Dash, B. P. Sethi and P. K. Rao

Effect of non-genetic factors on milk production of Holstein Friesian × Deoni crossbred cows

September 2013

Author(s): Zewdu Wondifraw, B. M. Thombre and D. V. Bainwad

Causes of village chicken mortality and interventions by farmers in Ada’a District, Ethiopia

August 2013

  The research was conducted in Ada’a district of the Eastern Shoa Zone, Ethiopia. This study was undertaken to investigate the major causes of chicken mortality under village production system and the intervention measures by farmers against the major causes of chicken mortality under village conditions. Data were collected through structured questionnaire from 180 households. Simple random sampling...

Author(s): Selam M. and Kelay B.

Market weight and carcass characteristics of intact yearling afar goats under semi-intensive feeding management

August 2013

  This study was conducted at Werer Agricultural Research Center with the objective to investigate the effect of diets on growth and carcass characteristics and to identify the economic ration and duration required to meet the market body weight (25 to 30 kg) of Afar goats under semi- intensive feeding management. Grazing goat kids were supplemented with a concentrate mix composed of 75% Leucaena leaf (LL) hay...

Author(s): Endashaw Terefe, Yibra Yaqob, Kidanie Dessalegn, Abebe Tafa, Ashebir Kifle, Weldegebrel Gebregziabher and Weldegebrel Tesfamariam

Feasibility of household broiler production with the use of hay box brooder in Ethiopia

June 2013

  In Ethiopia, chicks are raised by broody hen, the success of which depends on the prevalence of predators. Hay box brooder was successfully used to raise layer type chicks. In this study, a total of 270 cobb, 500 broiler chicks were used to evaluate the brooding performance of electric, modified and existing hay-box brooders of 30 chick’s capacity, in completely randomized design. Chick mortality,...

Author(s): A. Getinet, D. Solomon and D. Tadelle

Non-linear growth models for Beetal goats

June 2013

  The data were taken from the “Enhancing of Mutton Production through goat breeding” a Project run at Livestock Production Research Institute Bahadurnagar (Okara); the growth performance of Beetal goats were compared by statistical non-linear models, like Exponential, Gompertz and Logistic models. These models were based to obtain the best fitted model by following the criteria of mean absolute...

Author(s): Shakeel Nouman and Yasir Abrar

Evaluation of the fertility of broiler breeder cocks fed on diets containing differently processed sweet potato tuber in a humid tropical environment

June 2013

  The high cost of poultry feedstuffs has led to the use of tropical root and tuber crops to formulate the balanced and low cost poultry diets. However, utilization of feeds compounded from roots and tubers has been low due to some identified anti-nutritional factors such as cyanide in cassava and high sugar levels in sweet potato which cause diarrhea in chicken. Furthermore, the few studies done on them have...

Author(s): Etchu K. A., Egbunike G. N. and Woogeng I. N.

Reproductive potentials of rabbit does fed diets containing processed cassava peel/blood meal mixtures

May 2013

  A study was conducted for 12 weeks using sixty crossbred (Newzealand white x Chinchilla) female rabbits to investigate the effect of  feeding  cassava peel/blood meal (CPBM) mixture (3:2) on their performance. Ten experimental diets were formulated with diets 1 serving as control. Diets 2, 3 and 4 had 10, 20 and 30% inclusion of ash treated  CPBM mixture (ATD+BM); diets 5, 6 and 7 had 10, 20...

Author(s): Ojebiyi O. O., Farinu G. O., Babatunde G. M., Togun V. A., Oseni S. O., Shittu M. D.  and Amao O. A.

The application of animal welfare standards in intensive production systems using the assessment protocols of Welfare Quality®: Fattening pig husbandry in Northwest Germany

May 2013

  The increased requirements for animal welfare have raised the need for a comprehensive on-farm assessment system. This paper is a first step to analysing the reliability and feasibility of the on-farm welfare assessment with regard to the animal-related measures of Welfare Quality© in intensive fattening pig husbandries. Based on the 2009 Welfare Quality® assessment protocols for pigs, six analyses...

Author(s): D. Otten, E. Annas and H. F. A. Van den Weghe

Nitrogen and phosphorus management on pig farms in Northwest Germany – nutrient balances and challenges for better sustainability

May 2013

  The study analyses the nutrient flow of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) on six intensive pig farms in Northwest Germany over a period of 5 years. The study investigated the farmers’ management of nutrient flows associated with intensive pig farming, focusing especially on the management of manure. It could be shown that in intensive pig production, high performance and performance-related feeding...

Author(s): D. Otten and H. F. A. Van den Weghe

Carcass and physiological response of broilers fed dry heat treated mango (Magnifera indica) kernel based diet

March 2013

  This study examined the replacement of dry heat treated mango kernel at different levels (0, 10, 20 and 30%) in the diet of 120 Anak broiler birds. The birds were allotted to four treatments of 10 birds each and the experiment was replicated 3 times. They were fed ad libitum and data were collected on performance [feed intake, weight gain, and feed conversion ratio (FCR)], blood and serum parameters...

Author(s): AMAO Emmanuel Ayodele and SIYANBOLA Mojisola Funmilayo

The effect of feeding different levels of dried tomato pomace on the performance of Rhode Island Red (RIR) grower chicks

March 2013

  This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding dried tomato pomace (DTP) with commercial ration on the performance of Rhode Island Red (RIR) grower chicks. A total of one hundred RIR grower chicks at eight weeks of age were grouped into 20 pens of 5 chicks each, and randomly assigned to five treatments (control; 5% DTP; 10% DTP; 15% DTP; 20% DTP) according to a completely randomized design...

Author(s): Melkamu Bezabih Yitbarek

Seroprevalence of two Important viral diseases in small ruminants in Marawi Province Northern State, Sudan

February 2013

A survey was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) and sheep pox (SP) as the most economically important viral diseases of small ruminants in Marawi province at Northern state, Sudan. A total of 254 sera samples (164 ovine and 90 caprine) were collected from various localities in Marawi province during May, 2008. All collected sera were examined for PPR antibodies using competitive...

Author(s): K. A. Enan, K. S. Intisar, M. A. Haj, M. O. Hussien, K. M. Taha, A. M. Elfahal, Y. H. Ali and A. M. El Hussein

The effect of effective microorganisms on production and quality performance of Rhode Island Red layers

February 2013

Rhode Island Red (RIR) breed of chickens are reported to be capable of acclimatization to the Ethiopian rural production environment. However, there have been serious complaints that the reproduction performance of RIR breeds of chicken is low. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Effective Micro-organisms (EM) on reproduction performance of Rhode Island Red (RIR) layers. A total of 96 RIR pullets of 16...

Author(s): M. Simeamelak, D. Solomon and T. Taye

Salmonella control in poultry breeder farms in Sri Lanka: Effects of oral antibiotic treatment on whole blood agglutination test with Salmonella pullorum antigen

February 2013

  Salmonella pullorum is a common disease in local poultry industry, which causes severe economic impact on the industry. Whole blood agglutination test (WBAT) is a screening test done to individual birds in a poultry breeder flock. It is compulsory to maintain a free status of this disease in line with the regulation declared by the Department of Animal Production and Health (2010). It is believed that of...

Author(s): M. A. R. Priyantha, A. A. Vipulasiri and G. A.Gunawardana

Socio-economic and policy issues determining sustainable fish farming In Nigeria

January 2013

A major agricultural sub-sector where achieving food security has become elusive in Nigeria is the fish production subsector. Demand for fish in Nigeria stands at about 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum while domestic production is just 511,700 metric tonnes. The wide gap between demand and supply is attributed to increasing population, improved nutrition, underdeveloped local fish farming potentials and depletion of...

Author(s): Oluwasola Oluwemimo and Ajayi Damilola

Estimates of phenotypic and genetic parameters for ewe productivity traits of Lohi sheep in Pakistan

January 2013

The aims of the study were to investigate the fixed effects which are considered to influence ewe productivity and to estimate the genetic parameters for ewe productivity traits of Lohi sheep. Genetic parameters were estimated by restricted maximum likelihood (REML) procedure using the GENSTAT program. The effects of year and age of ewe were significant for fertility, litter size at birth (LSB), litter size at weaning...

Author(s): Shakeel Nouman and Yasir Abrar

Multiple and stepwise regression of reproduction efficiency on linear type traits in Sahiwal cows

January 2013

Data on some production performance traits of 1000 milch Sahiwal cows from 3451 cows maintained at the Livestock Experiment Station, Bahadurnagar, Okara, Pakistan during the period from 2000 to 2009 were selected to study the relationship between 12 linear type traits and reproductive performance of the Sahiwal cows. The reproductive efficiency (RE) was measured in terms of calving interval from the first five...

Author(s): Shakeel Nouman and Yasir Abrar

Influence of non-genetic factors on growth traits of Horro (Zebu) and their crosses with Holstein Friesian and Jersey cattle

December 2012

  The present study was carried out to determine non-genetics effects on the growth performance (birth, weaning, one year weight and weight gains) of Horro cattle and their crosses (Friesian-Horro (FH) and Jersey-Horro (JH)) at Bako Agricultural Research center. The data used in the study included weight records of animals born between 1980 and 2008. Least squares means were analyzed using General Linear Model...

Author(s): Habtamu Abera, Solomon Abegaz and Yoseph Mekasha

Effects of feed supplementation period on some reproductive parameters of female cane rats (Tryonomys swinderianus)

December 2012

Cane rat is a wild histricomorph rodent hunted in Africa for its meat. Domestication attempts have not been as successful as desired due to paucity of informations on its reproduction and fertility. In the present study, we investigated the effects of feed supplementation period on some reproductive parameters of cane rats. For this purpose, two experimental diets: Control diet (40% wheat brand and 60% maize) commonly...

Author(s): F. Ngoula, F. Ajiahoung Kemassong, H. Defang Fualefac, A. Kenfack, A. Téguia and J. Tchoumboué

Relationship between phenotypic and sperm traits of South African indigenous cockerels

November 2012

  The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between body measurements such as body weight, shank, comb and wattle length and semen traits. A total of 33 Indigenous cockerels (Naked Neck, Ovambo and Potchefstroom Koekoek) were used in this experiment. Semen was collected by abdominal massage technique from each individual cockerel. Semen was analysed macroscopically (colour,...

Author(s): Makhafola, M. B., Umesiobi, D. O. and Nedambale, T. L.,

Effect of direct-fed microbial and antibiotics supplementation on the health status and growth performance of broiler chickens under hot humid environmental conditions

November 2012

  The effect of dietary direct-fed microbial (DFM) and antibiotics supplementation on health status and growth performance of broiler chickens under hot humid environmental conditions was studied. A total of 600 one-day-old Cobb hybrid broilers were randomly allotted to three dietary treatments. Three hundred and twenty (320) birds were selected out of the 600 after phase 1 and allotted to four dietary...

Author(s):   F. R. K. Bonsu, A. Donkoh, S. A. Osei, D. B. Okai and J. Baah

Effect of vitamin AD3E supplementation for haemorrhagic septicaemia vaccine in laboratory mice

May 2012

  Haemorrhagic septicemia is a fatal disease in tropical countries and annual vaccination is carried out in endemic areas. It is a killed vaccine with mineral oil as the adjuvant. The protection level of animal against infectious agent can be improved by the maintenance of proper nutrient status and vitamin supplementation. This method is followed by many vaccines both in animal and human medicine to enhance...

Author(s): Priyantha M. A. R., Siriwardhana B. A. M. P., N. Liyanagunawardana and A. A. Vipulasiri

Abundance and distribution of the raptors in Bangladesh

May 2012

  In Bangladesh, are were a total of seventeen types of raptors including species and sub species. These raptors only belongs  to one order of Falconiformes and three different families- Falconidae (5), Accipitridae (11) and Pandionidae (1). Among these numbers, they are divided into eight categories, namely, merlin, kestrel, hobby, falconet, baza, vulture, kite and eagle. There are some differences among...

Author(s): Ashraful Kabir

Effect of diets fortified with garlic organic extract and streptomycin sulphate on growth performance and carcass characteristics of broilers

April 2012

  An experiment was carried out to study the comparative effects of garlic organic extract and streptomycin sulphate on growth performance and carcass characteristics of broilers. Forty-eight Hubbard line day-old chicks with equal numbers of males and females were randomly allocated to eight (8) treatment combinations to conduct a 4×2 factorial experiment in a completely randomised...

Author(s): Dieumou F. E., Teguia A., Kuiate J. R., Tamokou J. D., Doma U. D., Abdullahi U. S. and Chiroma A. E.

Grading of table eggs as a marketing strategy for Nigerian smallholder farmers

April 2012

  The major challenges of marketing livestock products are appropriate pricing, preservation and storage. The usual practice on smallholder poultry farms is to sell eggs unsorted. This result in loss of income, decreased marketability and increased wastages. This study aimed at assessing the profitability of sorting eggs and its implication on the farmer’s revenue. A total of 100 trays of unsorted eggs...

Author(s):   O.T.F. Abanikannda and A.O. Leigh

Genetic analysis of growth and feed conversion efficiency of Muzaffarnagari lambs under intensive feeding system

April 2012

  Data on 534 Muzaffarnagari lambs, maintained under intensive feeding management system at the Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India were recorded between 1989 to 2002, so as to study the growth performance and feed conversion efficiency of lambs and their genetic control. The overall least-squares means for 3-month weight, 6-month weight and average daily weight gain...

Author(s): A. Mandal, G. Dass and P. K. Rout

Reproductive performance of crossbred dairy cows under smallholder condition in Ethiopia

March 2012

  A study was carried out to assess the reproductive performance of crossbred dairy cows under smallholder conditions in Asella town, Oromia regional state, Ethiopia. A total of sixty crossbred dairy cow farmers that owned 3 to 5 cows were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to collect information on age at first service, age at first calving, days open and calving...

Author(s): Hunduma Dinka

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