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Women’s participation in livestock activities under small-scale farming system in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
S. Mthi, N. Nyangiwe, R. Menhas, A. Mushunje & I.D. Ighodaro Page: 14 - 21

Women play an important role in livestock production and their contribution remain un-recognized by researchers and policy makers. The study was conducted to investigate the participation of women in livestock production activities at two district municipalities of the Eastern Cape.…

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Stratified cattle production in pastoral areas of Kenya: Existing forms, driving factors and management practices

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
Bulle Hallo Dabasso, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, Patrick Irungu & Brigitte Kaufmann Page: 22 - 33

Seasonal fluctuations in forage availability in African drylands significantly affect the body condition of pastoral livestock. The result is lean animals that, besides falling short of market requirements, often fetch low prices for producers. In Kenya’s pastoral areas, stratified cattle…

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To twin or not to twin

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 11
L. Pienaar, M.M. Scholtz & K.A. Nephawe Page: 68 - 75

Successful reproduction of a cow-calf production system is the corner stone for biological and economical efficiencies. Cattle evaluations have focused mainly on production traits and consequently genetic improvement on reproductive traits through the use of selection tools is limited. Twinning…

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