International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 272

Table of Content: May 2015; 6(5)

May 2015

Effects of water exchange on water quality parameters, nutrient utilization and growth of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus)

This experiment investigated the effects of water exchange on water quality parameters and growth of Clarias gariepinus. 225 C. gariepinus of mean weight 2.60 ± 0.01 g were stocked at 15 fish per treatment in three replicates. Water quality and growth parameters such as mean weight gain (MWG), specific growth rate (SGR), food conversion ratio (FCR) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) were calculated using standard...

Author(s): Adebola Oluyinka Ajiboye, Adeniyi Adediran Awogbade and Oluseun Adebola Babalola

May 2015

Productive performance evaluation of Dorper sheep crosses (50% Dorper × pure Adilo indigenous sheep breed) under farmer conditions in different agro ecological zones

A case history based study was conducted in Wolaita and Siltie zones, with the objectives of evaluating the productive performance of Dorper sheep crosses. The study woreda were purposively selected from two zones, on the basis of Dorper sheep breed distribution with purposive sampling techniques. Households of all farmers who received the Dorper sheep breed were monitored by establishing sample frame. Production data...

Author(s): Ermias Belete, Gebeyehu Goshu and Berhan Tamir

May 2015

Effect of a liquid extract of Moringa oleifera on body weight gain and overall body weight of weaning pigs

Weaning piglets were continuously delivered a fermented extract of Moringa oleifera at a dilution of 1/250 in the drinking water beginning at 21 or 28 days of age. Weekly body weight and weight gain were measured for 5 consecutive weeks in the fermented extract treated and the control group. There was no significant difference between those groups (P<0.05), except the body weight gain in the period 21-28 days...

Author(s): Pfaff, Oliver, Fausto Solís de los Santos, Fernando Fernández, Idelvi Ramos, and Barbara Abukarma