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The South African Journal of Animal Science is an open access journal. The journal publishes reports of research dealing with production of farmed animal species (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, poultry and ostriches), as well as pertinent aspects of research on aquatic and wildlife species. All submitted articles are subjected to a single-blind peer review process that is managed by a sub-editor under the supervision of the editor-in-chief. Copyright of a published article resides with the authors. Such articles will be published as open access content and be covered by the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 South African Licence. Users may copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work, but must recognise the authors and the South African Journal of Animal Science.

The South African Journal of Animal Science makes use of an Online Journal Management System  that was developed in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Council to facilitate the manuscript submission and review process. Authors are kindly requested to submit all articles for publication in the South African Journal of Animal Science via the Online Journal Management system.

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Verband tussen reproduksie, produksie en gedrag by Angorabokooie

  • 1971
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 1
G. Marincowitz Page: 73 - 76

Relation between reproduction, production and behaviour in Angora goat does: Simple and partial correlation coefficients were determined between certain reproductive, productive and behavioural properties of Angora goat does kept under penned conditions for a period of four years. Highly significant…

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The effect of daylength on the reproductive tract of the Merino ram

  • 1971
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 1
J.D. Skinner and J.A.H. van Heerden Page: 77 - 80

Forty-eight 2½-year-old Merino rams were maintained in a specially insulated and ventilated enclosure at constant body weight on a constant nutritional level. Four were slaughtered each month and changes studied in the reproductive tract. Weight of epididymides, sperm motility and…

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‘n Bepaling van die optimum slaggewig van vroeggespeende lammers

  • 1971
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 1
C.G. Coetzee, P.J. Boshoff, H.J. van der Merwe en M. von La Chevallerie Page: 117 - 123

An investigation of the optimum slaughter weight of early weaned lambsWhereas lambs of woolled-mutton and mutton-woolled breeds are slaughtered locally at a live weight of approximately 32 kg, commensurate with the time of weaning, this experiment was planned to investigate…

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Carcass composition of mature male blesbok and kudu

  • 1971
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 1
B.J. Huntley Page: 125 - 128

Data on the carcass composition of mature male blesbok and kudu shot on two Northern Transvaal nature reserves are presented. The mean live weights of the 22 blesbok and 18 kudu examined were 73,4 kg and 236,3 kg, cold carcass…

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