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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 24, Number 7, July 2012
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Social and economic feasibility of using selected indigenous browses as protein supplements for goats in Central Tanzania; D M Komwihangilo and J L Mlela

  2. Trends of cattle genetic improvement programs in Ethiopia: Challenges and opportunities; Chencha Chebo and Kefyalew Alemayehu

  3. The indigenous cattle of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania: distinct phenotypic features, performance and uses; Y N Msanga, P L Mwakilembe and D Sendalo

  4. Growth of red tilapia (Oreochomis mossambicus) and black tilapia (Oreochomis niloticus) with common carp (Ciprinus carpio) in monoculture and polyculture by using natural feed in ponds fertilized with biodigester effluent; Nguyen Huu Yen Nhi and T R Preston

  5. Relationship between scrotal circumference with some indicators of semen parameters in Holstein Friesian and Brahman breeding bulls; M T Ha, N H Sac, L B Que, P T Hai, H M Tuan, P V Tiem, N T T Hoa, P V Kiem and L V Thong

  6. Spatial distribution of ticks (Ixodidae) on a pasture installed at the Agronomic Experimental Station of the University of Lomé in Togo; Kulo E Abalo, Assogba Kodjo, Talaki Essodina and Poutouli Wiyao (In French)

  7. Where there is no conventional veterinary health delivery services what are the capabilities of community animal health workers?; E S Swai and S Masaaza

  8. Polymorphism in genes κ-casein and β-lactoglobulin in goats (Capra hircus) in Antioquia Department, Colombia; M Atehortúa, N Jaramillo-Bolívar, S J Calvo, P A Ángel, M F Cerón-Muñoz and H Cardona-Cadavid (In Spanish)

  9. Determination of Amblyomma tick distribution in Murehwa District, Zimbabwe, post land reform; M Dhliwayo and G Matondi

  10. Sheep production systems and breeding practices of smallholders in western and south-western Ethiopia: Implications for designing community-based breeding strategies; Z Edea, A Haile, M Tibbo, A K Sharma, J Sölkner and M Wurzinger

  11. Production performance and desirable traits of Small East African goats in semi-arid areas of Central Tanzania; S W Chenyambuga, D M Komwihangilo and M Jackson

  12. Effect of the supplementation with multinutritional blocks of pitaya (Stenocereus griseus L.) on the live weight gain of goats in the low Mixteca of Oaxaca, México; L Arias-Margarito, R Soriano-Robles, E Sánchez-Vera and Carlos E González-Esquivel

  13. Genotype by environment interaction for milk production traits in Iranian Holstein dairy cattle using random regression model; M Bohlouli and S Alijani

  14. The influence of animal feed composition on greenhouse gas emissions from pig manure – A case study on three farms from Lusaka, Chongwe and Choma districts of Zambia; M Kaoma, F D Yamba and C Mumba

  15. Production characteristics and gender roles in dairy farming in peri-urban areas of Eastern and Central Africa; D M G Njarui, J M Kabirizi, J K Itabari, M Gatheru, A Nakiganda and S Mugerwa

  16. Newcastle disease virus immunization with I-2 vaccine: a case study of local free range chickens in rural communities in Morogoro, Tanzania; R S Mwakapuja, P L M Msoffe, F Kajuna, D Bunn and C J Cardona

  17. Causes of losses in free range local chickens following control of Newcastle disease in three villages in Morogoro, Tanzania; B Alfred, P L M Msoffe, F F Kajuna, D Bunn, A P Muhairwa and C J Cardona

  18. Relationship of size and marbling score of hump with carcass characteristics in bovines slaughtered in an abattoir in Villavicencio; C A Díaz Pulgar and J C Velásquez Mosquera (In Spanish)

  19. Genetic variability of Muzhake goat, estimated by microsatellite markers; Gentjan Hykaj, Anila Hoda, Ylli Biçoku and Lumturi Papa

  20. Growth performance of New Zealand White rabbits fed sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) vines supplemented with paddy rice or Guinea grass supplemented with commercial concentrate; Ly Thi Luyen and T R Preston