African Journal of
Food Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Food Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0794
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJFS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 819

Full Length Research Paper

Influence of means of transportation on the quality of beef from three indigenous cattle breeds in Cameroon

Fonteh F. A.*
  • Fonteh F. A.*
  • Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 222 Dschang, Cameroon.
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Bawe N. M.
  • Bawe N. M.
  • Livestock Development Corporation “SODEPA”, Cameroon.
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Awantu C. F.
  • Awantu C. F.
  • Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences, University of Dschang, P.O. Box 222 Dschang, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 18 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 12 November 2015
  •  Published: 31 January 2016


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