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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

The status of maize stover utilization as feed for livestock in Kiambu and Thika districts of Kenya: Constraints and opportunities

  • 2011
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 4
M. Syomiti, M. Wanyoike, R.G. Wahome & J.K.N. Kuria Page: 8 - 13

Maize stover is an important feed resource in smallholder crop/livestock production systems. A situation analysis survey was undertaken in four administrative divisions, namely Kiambu and Githuguri in the Kiambu district and Gatanga and Kamwangi in the Thika district as representatives…

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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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Analysis on the productive and reproductive traits of Murrah buffalo cows maintained in the coastal region of India (WCAP Supp}

  • 2010
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 3
A.K. Thiruvenkadan, S. Panneerselvam, R. Rajendran and N. Murali Page: 1 - 5

Data of 698 Murrah cows sired by 43 bulls maintained at the Central Cattle Breeding Farm, Alamadhi were analysed to study the performance of Murrah buffaloes at the coastal region of Tamil Nadu, India. Least-squares means and genetic parameters were…

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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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Estimation of live body weight from the heart girth measurement in KwaZulu-Natal goats

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
J.F. de Villiers, S.T. Gcumisa, S.A. Gumede, S.P. Thusi, T.J. Dugmore, M. Cole, J.F. du Toit, A.F. Vatta and C. Stevens Page: 1 - 8

This study was conducted to determine if heart girth measurements can be used effectively in the prediction of live body weights of goats in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), and to assist in developing a heart girth measuring tape. This is especially aimed…

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Goat farming in South Africa: Findings of a national livestock survey

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
J. Bester, K.A. Ramsay and M.M. Scholtz Page: 9 - 13

During a national livestock survey held in 2003 under the FAO/UNDP/SADC Project RAF/97/032, a total of 892 goat keepers completed questionnaires covering aspects of management and production. The majority of the keepers came from the communal farming areas (892), with…

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Survival of Holstein-Friesian heifers on commercial dairy farms in Kenya

  • 2009
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
D.K. Menjo, B.O. Bebe, A.M. Okeyo and J.M.K. Ojango Page: 14 - 17

Herd health and adaptability are of concern in dairy herds in the tropics because of persistent exposure to multiple stresses of low quality and quantity feeding, heat stress, high disease and parasitic incidences, poor husbandry and breeding practices. The combined…

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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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