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Available volumes for Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development since 2008

Available volumes (1-8) for SA Anim Sci from 2000 to 2007

Sources of information for small-holder cattle farmers in Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West Province, South Africa

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 8
D.M. Motiang & E.C. Webb Page: 26 - 33

The purpose of this paper was to identify sources of information used by small-holder cattle enterprises and evaluate their influence on productivity of those enterprises. Results showed that public extension is the main (85-87%) source of information for small-holder cattle…

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Status of the smallholder pig farming sector in Gauteng Province of South Africa

  • 2015
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 8
M.B. Matabane1,4, P. Nethenzheni1, R. Thomas1, T.R. Netshirovha1, D. Norris4, Page: 19 - 25

Pig farming is an important area of pig production among smallholder farmers in Gauteng Province. The objectives of the study were to identify the demographics, farm infrastructure, type of feed, animal health, management and marketing channels within the smallholder pig…

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Ways to reduce the environmental impact of dairy farming

  • 2014
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
C.J.C. Muller & M.M. Scholtz Page: 31 - 37

The image of dairy farming systems is increasingly being scrutinized by welfare organizations, activist groups and the public with intensive systems getting the most attention. So-called factory farms are being regarded by the public as not ideal for the production…

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Crossbreeding with a Bonsmara dam line

  • 2014
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
A. Theunissen, M.M. Scholtz, F.W.C. Neser & M.D. MacNeil Page: 17 - 21

Data from a crossbreeding trail in South Africa which involved the Bonsmara (Bo) as dam line and the Simmentaler (S), Brahman (Br), Charolais (C) and Herefords (H) as sire lines were used to estimate the additive and non-additive effects for…

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The effect of epigenetic changes on animal production

  • 2014
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
M.M. Scholtz, J.P. van Zyl & A Theunissen Page: 7 - 10

All alterations in DNA function, without alterations in DNA sequence, are referred to as epigenetics. It is associated with gene expression and the expression of different phenotypes (appearance). These modifications are influenced by environmental factors and can be transferred to…

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The analysis of breeding structure in the modern context

  • 2011
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 4
Charl Hunlun Page: 14 - 21

The analysis of the breeding structure of a livestock breed is generally considered as “old” technology and was, generally, cumbersome to achieve. The advent of modern computerised animal recording databases and faster and more powerful computers have made this kind…

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The effect of housing and anthelmintic treatment on pre-weaning kid death rate and infestation with gastrointestinal helminthes

  • 2013
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 6
A.T. Chikwanda, C. Mutisi, S. Sibanda, S.M. Makuza, N.T. Kusina & D. Chikwanda Page: 32 - 35

The effects of type of goat housing and provision of anthelmintic treatment on kid mortality and the prevalence of internal parasites were investigated in this study. Thirty six flocks of goats, of multiple ages and mixed sexes, belonging to Rushinga…

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