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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2013
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Value chain assessment of small ruminant production, challenges and opportunities: The case of southern rangelands of Kenya; P N Katiku, R K Kimitei, B K Korir, T K Muasya, J M Chengole, B P Ogillo, J W Munyasi and S K Karimi

  2. Feeding urea-molasses blocks reduced milk urea nitrogen in Iranian rural dairy cows; A Kiani, N Yosefi and A Azarfar

  3. Production characteristics and constraints of rabbit farming in Central, Nairobi and Rift-valley provinces in Kenya; C W Hungu, P K Gathumbi, N Maingi and C J Ng’ang’a

  4. Effect of biochar from rice husks (combusted in a downdraft gasifier or a paddy rice dryer) on production of rice fertilized with biodigester effluent or urea; Huy Sokchea, Khieu Borin and T R Preston

  5. Assessment on consumer preference and willingness to pay for finished and chilled tender beef in Southern Highland Regions of Tanzania; S W Nandonde, E E Msuya, L A Mtenga and A Issa-Zakaria

  6. Effect of biodigester effluent on the biomass production of Tithonia diversifolia and the use of the foliage as the basal diet for goats; Nguyen Thi Thu Hong and T R Preston

  7. Comparison of different forages as supplements to a basal diet of chopped cassava stems for growing goats; Trinh Xuan Thanh, Khuc Thi Hue, Nguyen Ngoc Anh and T R Preston

  8. Effect of different levels of biochar on the yield and nutritive value of Celery cabbage (Brassica chinensis var), Chinese cabbage (Brassica pekinensis), Mustard green (Brassica juncea) and Water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); Chhay Ty, Vor Sina, Khieu Borin and T R Preston

  9. Identification and evaluation of propagation techniques of a native bee forage, ‘tebeb’ (Becium grandflorum); Haftom Gebremedhn and Kebebew Wakijira

  10. Comparative assessment of drying methods, curing agents and meat-cut size on the quality and preservation of meat under rural setting perspectives; R N Ryoba, V R Muhikambele, L A Mtenga and D M Mgheni

  11. Marketing channel of hunting products in northern Nimba County, Liberia; J-C K Bene, J Gamys and S Dufour

  12. Amaranth (Amanathus spp.) as replacement for water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) with or without paddy rice on growth performance of rabbits; Chhay Ty, Pok Samkol, Khieu Borin and T R Preston

  13. Fish assemblages in the Bia river-lake system (south-eastern Ivory Coast): A self-organizing map approach; F K Konan, E O Edia, Y K Bony, A Ouattara and G Gourčne

  14. The use of Mung bean (Phaseolus aureus) hulls in diets of laying hens; Nguyen Thi Vinh, Bui Quang Tuan and Nguyen Minh Hang

  15. Methane production from Jack fruit, Muntingia, Leucaena, Gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium), Mimosa (Mimosa pigra) and Acacia auriculoformis foliages in an in vitro incubation with potassium nitrate as source of NPN; Phonevilay Silivong, Bounmar Hervaseng and T R Preston

  16. Protein solubility of fish meal and groundnut meal and methane production in an in vitro incubation; T R Preston, Ho Quang Do, Tran Duy Khoa, Trinh Phuc Hao and R A Leng

  17. Non genetic and breed group factors affecting weaning weight in a beef cattle system production in Pao de San Juan Bautista county of Cojedes state, Venezuela; L Depablos, F Pacheco, G Martínez and D Vargas (In Spanish)

  18. Assessment of flock structure, preference in selection and traits of economic importance for domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) genetic resources in Nasarawa State, Nigeria; A Yakubu, H K Abimiku, I S Musa-Azara, K O Idahor and O M Akinsola

  19. Effects of supplementation of paddy rice and/or rice grain and/or rice husk to sweet potato (Ipomoea bananas) vines as basal diet on growth performance and diet digestibility in rabbits; Nguyen Thi Duong Huyen, Nguyen Xuan Trach and T R Preston