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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 24, Number 4, April 2012
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Estimation of crossbreeding parameters for egg production traits in crossing Golden Montazah with White Leghorn chickens; M M Iraqi, M H Khalil and M M El-Attrouny

  2. Skin/leather quality of indigenous and crossbred (Dorper x Indigenous) F1 sheep; Tsegay Teklebrhan, Mengistu Urge and Yoseph Mekasha

  3. Herders' knowledge on mineral nutrition and implication on sheep and goat productivity in Marsabit South District, Kenya; M I Lengarite, P N Mbugua, C K Gachuiri and L W Kabuage

  4. A cross-sectional survey on fasciolosis in selected settlements of Taveta Division, Coast Province, Kenya; E O Mungube, D M Sila, C W Kariuki, S M Bauni, B A Tenhagen, L Wamae, J Nginyi and G A Omondi

  5. Comparative study of two harvesting methods (single and partial) in two models of hives in Mitidja, central Algeria; Z Ghalem-Berkani, M L Berkani and A Chelighoum (In French)

  6. Critical macro and micro minerals concentration in the blood serum of camel (Camelus dromedarius) in Jijiga district, Eastern Ethiopia; Temesgen Desalegn, Y K Mohammed and Shimelis Beneberu

  7. A comparative study on dairy production and revenue of the dairy farms supported by a dairy cooperative with those supported by a private organization in Central Thailand; S Koonawootrittriron, M A Elzo, S Yeamkong and T Suwanasopee

  8. Fixed timed artificial insemination (FTAI) through progestagen (CIDR) of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th uses in bovine: II. Conception rate related to times of CIDR use, to the semen used, to artificial insemination technician and to farm management; P C H Melo, W G Vale, W Ernane, S T Rolim Filho, H F L Ribeiro, A N Reis, J S Sousa and A O A Silva

  9. Effect of potassium nitrate or urea as NPN source and levels of Mangosteen peel on in vitro gas and methane production using molasses, Operculina turpethum and Brachiaria mutica as substrate; Vo Duy Thanh, Nguyen Van Thu and T R Preston

  10. Comparison of the effectiveness of broadcasting, bagging and compost cribs as methods of pond fertilization of organic manure on growth and survival of Oreochromis shiranus; G M Ludoviko and J Kang’ombe

  11. Effect on growth performance of crossbred pigs fed basal diet of cassava root meal and ensiled taro foliage supplemented with protein-enriched rice or fish meal; Chiv Phiny, T R Preston, Khieu Borin and Mao Thona

  12. Econometric analysis of the socio-economic factors affecting the profitability of smallholder dairy farming in Zambia; C Mumba, K L Samui, G S Pandey and G Tembo

  13. Apparent digestibility and N retention in growing pigs fed rice bran supplemented with different proportions of ensiled Taro foliage (Colocacia esculenta) and rice distillers’ by-product; Nouphone Manivanh, Le Duc Ngoan and T R Preston

  14. Factors affecting pre and post-weaning growth of six cattle breed groups at Songa Research station in Rwanda; Maximillian Manzi, J Owino Junga, Cyprian Ebong and Reuben Oyoo Mosi

  15. Effect of supplements of potassium nitrate or urea as sources of NPN on methane production in an in vitro system using molasses and Paper mulberry or Muntingia foliages as the substrate; Phonevilay Silivong, T R Preston and Ngo Van Man

  16. Effect of NPN source, level of added sulphur and source of cassava leaves on growth performance and methane emissions in cattle fed a basal diet of molasses; Le Thuy Binh Phuong, Duong Nguyen Khang and T R Preston

  17. Effect on composition of duckweed (Lemna minor) of different levels of biodigester effluent in the growth medium and of transferring nutrient-rich duckweed to nutrient-free water; Dang Thi My Tu, Nguyen Thi Kim Dong and T R Preston

  18. Effect on growth, apparent digestibility coefficients and carcass quality of local Muscovy ducks of feeding high or low protein duckweed (Lemna minor) as replacement for soybean meal in a rice bran basal diet; Dang Thi My Tu, Nguyen Thi Kim Dong and T R Preston

  19. Effect of potassium nitrate or urea as NPN sources associated with Mangosteen peel (Garcinia mangostana) on methane production, rumen parameters and growth performance of Phan Rang sheep in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam; Vo Duy Thanh, Nguyen Van Thu and T R Preston