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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 24, Number 9, September 2012
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Production, handling, processing, utilization and marketing of milk in the Mid Rift Valley of Ethiopia; Fikrineh Negash, Estefanos Tadesse, Esayas Aseffa, Chali Yimamu and Feyisa Hundessa

  2. Comparative production performance of two exotic chicken breeds under two different feed regimes in three agro-ecologies of central Oromia, Ethiopia – a step forward for distribution or contract rearing of day old exotic chicks under rural setting; D Reta, D Negussie and Y Alemu

  3. Production aspects of intensification and milk market quality in Amhara region, Ethiopia; Addisu Bitew, Mesfin Bahata, Kindu Mekonnen and Alan Duncan

  4. Characterisation of family poultry production in Haa and Mongar districts of Bhutan; N Dorji and T Gyeltshen

  5. The role of working animals in the livelihoods of rural communities in West Africa; S Mburu, L Zaibet, A Fall and N Ndiwa

  6. The domestic livestock resources of Turkey: Economic and social role, species and breeds, conservation measures and policy issues; O Yilmaz and R T Wilson

  7. Effect of protein-energy concentrate supplementation on the dynamics of ruminal particles in buffalo calves (Bubalus bubalis) fed star grass (Cynodon nlemfuensis); J R López, A Elías, D C Delgado, L Sarduy and M Domínguez (In Spanish)

  8. Welfare of dairy cattle in the smallholder (zero-grazing) production systems in Nairobi and its environs; J W Aleri, J Nguhiu-Mwangi, E M Mogoa and C M Mulei

  9. Biomass production and animal behavior in grazing Tithonia diversifolia at different plant spacing; Jatnel Alonso Lazo, Tomas E Ruiz Vazquez, Geovani Achang Fraga, Leonardo David Tuffi Santos and Regynaldo Arruda Sampaio (In Spanish)

  10. Under nutrition in the ewe: Foeto-placental adaptation, and modulation of lamb birth weight: A review; W Addah, P K Karikari and J Baah

  11. Snail shell as an efficient mineral feedstuff for layer hens: Effects and optimum rate; M F Houndonougbo, C A A M Chrysostome, R C Odoulami and J T C Codjia

  12. Clay as a natural feed additive in goat diets; D Ouachem, M Soltane, A Dehimi, A Meredef and S Belhadj (In French)

  13. Livestock innovation systems and networks: findings from smallholder dairy farmers in Ethiopia; Amlaku Asres, Johann Sölkner, Ranjitha Puskur and Maria Wurzinger

  14. Constraints and opportunities for increased livestock production in communal areas: A case study of Simbe, Zimbabwe; T Mutibvu, B E Maburutse, D T Mbiriri and M T Kashangura

  15. Association between polymorphism in exon 3 of leptin gene and growth traits in the Makooei sheep of Iran; A Hajihosseinlo, A Hashemi and S Sadeghi

  16. Current manure management practices and hygiene aspects of urban and peri-urban livestock farming in Tanzania; A M Lupindu, H A Ngowi, A Dalsgaard, J E Olsen and P L M Msoffe

  17. Quality and preference of zebu heifers for legume or elephant grass-silages with cassava peel; A O Olorunnisomo and O H Fayomi

  18. Identification and evaluation propagation techniques of Hypoestes forskaolii (Grbia) as bee fodder for smallholder farmers; Haftom Gebremedhn and Yaynishet Tesfay