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Manipulating beef quality through feeding

  • 2006
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
E.C. Webb Page: 5 - 15

This presentation provides an overview of beef quality and the manipulation of beef quality through feeding. Beef consists of edible muscle, connective tissue and associated fat. The most important quality attributes of beef include the tenderness, other sensory characteristics, convenience…

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Livestock systems and competing claims for land at the wildlife-based tourism/livestock interface

  • 2010
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 3
Petronella Chaminuka, Henk Udo, Karen Eilers & Akke van der Zijpp Page: 6 - 10

This paper discusses competition for land between communal grazing livestock systems and emerging preferences for wildlife-based tourism land uses in the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park. Renewed efforts to improve livestock production as a tool for rural development in Southern Africa…

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Characterisation of production systems for indigenous chicken genetic resources of South Africa

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
B.J. Mtileni, F.C. Muchadeyi, A. Maiwashe, P.M. Phitsane, T.E. Halimani, M. Chimonyo and K. Dzama Page: 18 - 22

Indigenous chicken production systems were studied in Limpopo, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to 137 households in the three provinces. The study showed that a small proportion of the households (9.8%) derive…

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