International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 264

Table of Content: September 2016; 7(9)

September 2016

Impact of conformation traits on genetic evaluation of length of productive life of holstein cattle

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...

Author(s): García-Ruiz A, Ruiz-López F.J., Vázquez-Peláez C.G. and  Valencia-Posadas M

September 2016

Characterization of low cost village Poultry production in Rwanda

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...

Author(s): Mbuza Francis, , Denis Majyambere, Janvier Mahoro and Xavier Rucamumihigo