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Enteric methane emission estimates for cattle in Ethiopia from 1994 to 2018

  • 2022
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 52
S.E. Wassie, A. Wilkes, M. Tadesse, B. Assefa, M. Abu & D. Solomon Page: 346 - 365

The objective of this study was to estimate enteric methane emissions of the Ethiopian cattle population using the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Tier 2 approach. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken to obtain country-specific livestock activity data required…

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The beef tenderness model

  • 2015
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 45
L. Frylinck, A. O’Neil, E. du Toit, P.E. Strydom & E.C. Webb Page: 234 - 248

In Phase1 of this study, three breed types (Simmentaler-, Brahman- and Nguni bulls; n = 60 each) were grain-fed and slaughtered at 12 months of age (A-age, fat-class 2). Feed was withdrawn for either three hours or 24 hours pre-slaughter.…

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Index-in-retrospect and breeding objectives characterizing genetic improvement programmes for South African Nguni cattle

  • 2014
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 44
L.E. Matjuda, M.D. MacNeil, A. Maiwashe, V.R. Leesburg & M. Malatje Page: 161 - 172

The goals of this research were to document the historical selection applied by Nguni breeders that contributed to the national genetic evaluation scheme, and to offer prospective breeding objectives to guide future selection practices. Genetic selection differentials, weighted by number…

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Livestock breeding for sustainability to mitigate global warming, with the emphasis on developing countries

  • 2013
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 43
M.M. Scholtz, A. Maiwashe, F.W.C. Neser, A. Theunissen, W.J. Olivier, M.C. Mokolobate & J. Hendriks Page: 269 - 281

Global warming is predicted to have a profound effect on livestock production in developing countries. An improved understanding of the adaptation of livestock to such changing production environments is thus important, but the measurement of adaptation is complex and difficult.…

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A South African perspective on livestock production in relation to greenhouse gases and water usage

  • 2013
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 43
M.M. Scholtz, J.B.J. van Ryssen, H.H. Meissner & M.C. Laker Page: 247 - 254

The general perception that livestock is a major contributor to global warming resulted mainly from the FAO publication, Livestock’s Long Shadow, in 2006, which indicated that livestock is responsible for 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This figure…

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