Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
Start Year: 2009
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DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0306[Article Number: 3639E5760922]
Smallholder pig farming is an important livelihood source in many rural communities of countries in Asia region such as Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The indigenous pig population is diminishing over the years and it requires a better attention for conservation and sustainable utilization. The objectives of this study were to identify the pig farming system characteristics and investigate the effect of these characteristics on... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0301[Article Number: 338FE3860409]
Length of productive life is an important economic trait in dairy cattle that has shown to have a genetic component and thus, it is subject to improvement through selection. Lifetime records of 13,659 Holstein cows from 72 herds, calving for the first time between January 2000 and December 2014 and their conformation, milk yield (ME 305 d milk) and pedigree information were used to evaluate the relationship of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0300[Article Number: 98DE5EE60411]
A study was conducted on 262 indigenous poultry farmers in Rwanda to assess the current status of low cost village poultry production. Majority of the respondents were male (59%) mainly (70.2%) located in urban and Per-urban areas. The majority (56.9%) had primary education and kept the dwarf type (53.5%) followed by the long legged type (26.9%). Stocking birds were mainly sourced from Neighbors (50.8%) and markets... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0291[Article Number: 9D98EC359618]
Forty-eight Angus steers (208 ±15 days of age) housed on pasture with their dams, were divided equally based on initial body weight (BW; 312 ± 28 kg), and assigned randomly to assess whether receiving a palatable, high fiber supplement (YS; 4.5 kg/cow-calf/day) versus no supplement (NS) for 7 days prior to weaning alters the steers’ acute stress response following separation from its dam. Steers were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0262[Article Number: D0EA79B59620]
This study attempted to assess cattle management and marketing practices in Afar region. 178 household heads were selected and interviewed from three major cattle producing districts, Aysaita, Chifra and Amibara. With an overall average cattle holding of 17.4 heads per household, cattle were kept by 95.5% of the herd owners mainly for milk production. Livestock sale, land rent and crop sale were the first, second and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0299[Article Number: B4326C059612]
Pig production systems in Rwanda are not well understood to enable effective exploitation of their potential for rural poverty alleviation and human nutrition. A study was therefore conducted to characterize the current status of pig production systems in Rwanda. Questionnaires were administered to 179 semi-intensive and intensive pig farmers randomly selected at sector level. Data were processed in statistical package... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0287[Article Number: 32401C859003]
An experiment was undertaken in Haramaya University to find out the effect of replacing Soybean meal (SBM) by processed kidney bean (PKB) on egg quality parameters. To carry out the experiment, 180 white leghorn hens of similar initial body weight of 1121.17 g ± 24.92 and 6.5 months of age and 30 cocks were randomly distributed into five treatments using complete randomized design (CRD). Each treatment consisting... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2016.0285[Article Number: B2FAF4458661]
Probiotics, live cells with different beneficial characteristics have been extensively studied and explored commercially in many different products in the world. Their benefits to human and animal have been supported in hundreds of scientific papers. Ruminant animals principally depend on microbial degradation of their feed rather than on direct enzyme degradation as in most non-ruminants. Microbial feed additives used... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0268[Article Number: 854731F58258]
During the dry season, most plants and grasses dry up and ruminants are left with fewer plants to graze on. The plants available during such periods have relatively lower moisture contents and higher antinutritional factors because of the dry nature of the soil and prevalent atmospheric conditions. Increased levels of antinutritional factors above acceptable values, could have a detrimental effect on the metabolic and... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0277[Article Number: 134C91758171]
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between handling methods, cattle behavior during handling, and average daily gain (ADG) of feed yard cattle. Hereford steers (n = 496; initial body weight [BW] = 304 ± 35.6 kg) of similar genetic background were enrolled in this study after arrival at a commercial feed yard in Southwest Kansas. Two handling conditions prior to the working barn... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0276[Article Number: A20CF1858015]
The aim of this paper was to review cattle husbandry practices (feeding, breeding, watering and health care) and production systems in Ethiopia, identifying constraints limiting the production and quantifying cattle feed resources, specifically. Highland crop-livestock farming system in Ethiopia encompasses nearly 40% of the country’s land area, while lowlands areas cover about 60% of the country’s land... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0272[Article Number: B50134057085]
Two outbreaks of haemorrhagic septicaemia (HS) following wrong administration of contagious bovine pleuro pneumonia (CBPP) vaccine (CBPPV) combined with black quarter vaccine (BQV) and administration of CBPPV alone, respectively were investigated in cattle herds in Adamawa and Taraba States of Nigeria. Two of the nomadic Fulani cattlemen independently purchased the CBPP and BQ vaccines in October, 2006 at the Zonal... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0261[Article Number: 34AAB8B56811]
Wool produced (kg of fleece/shearing) by 371 sheep from the genetic groups of Romney Marsh (31) Criollo Chiapas sheep (135) and their hybrids (205) was analyzed using repeated measures models and random regression analysis. One thousand one hundred and eight production records collected over a period of 12 years, under extensive production conditions in the region of the Altos de Chiapas, Mexico, were analyzed. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0264[Article Number: 7C2A26254908]
Potential of natural pasture in Shebedino district, Southern Ethiopia was assessed. Based on availability and practice of supplementation of sweet potato vine (SPV) for livestock, 6 representative kebeles were selected from among 3 towns, 4 Degas, 15 sweet-potato-producing (SPP) and 13 sweet-potato-non-producing (SPNP) Kebeles. From each Kebele 30 households (HHs) were randomly selected and interviewed. Grazing land was... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0252[Article Number: 88E058954237]
The nutritional intake of the rural households, which is largely characterised by carbohydrates at the expense of protein intake, has the potentials of being improved through the consumption of sheep and goats’ milk. With the widespread of small ruminant keeping by rural households in most developing countries, the study embarked on investigation of possible acceptability of sheep and goats’ milk for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2012.008[Article Number: F36F89054241]
This study was aimed at using weight and morphometric measures of hatching eggs to predict the sex of chicks they would produce a priori, by building a statistical discriminant function. The data for the study came from three different strains (Anak, Marshall and Ross) of broiler hens that have adapted well to the hot humid environment of South Western Nigeria. A total of 1826 hatching eggs of the three... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0248[Article Number: 3EE6E8B53585]
The isolation, identification of Staphylococcus aureus from bovine milk and its antibiotic susceptibility was studied. One milliliter of each freshly drawn milk sample was inoculated into 9 ml of sterile peptone water and incubated overnight. A loop full of peptone water broth was streaked on blood agar base enriched with sheep blood using the quadrant streaking method for each quarter. Blood agar plates were incubated... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2015.0256[Article Number: C9A9B8C53200]
This experiment investigated the effects of water exchange on water quality parameters and growth of Clarias gariepinus. 225 C. gariepinus of mean weight 2.60 ± 0.01 g were stocked at 15 fish per treatment in three replicates. Water quality and growth parameters such as mean weight gain (MWG), specific growth rate (SGR), food conversion ratio (FCR) and protein efficiency ratio (PER) were calculated using standard... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2014.0246[Article Number: 4D92BFB53202]
A case history based study was conducted in Wolaita and Siltie zones, with the objectives of evaluating the productive performance of Dorper sheep crosses. The study woreda were purposively selected from two zones, on the basis of Dorper sheep breed distribution with purposive sampling techniques. Households of all farmers who received the Dorper sheep breed were monitored by establishing sample frame. Production data... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/IJLP2014.0246[Article Number: B58497753204]
Weaning piglets were continuously delivered a fermented extract of Moringa oleifera at a dilution of 1/250 in the drinking water beginning at 21 or 28 days of age. Weekly body weight and weight gain were measured for 5 consecutive weeks in the fermented extract treated and the control group. There was no significant difference between those groups (P<0.05), except the body weight gain in the period 21-28 days... Read more.
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