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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 26, Number 9, September 2014
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. A new breeding pathway to improve meat goats; G J Batten

  2. Evaluation of Tanzanian local chicken reared under intensive and semi-intensive systems: II. Meat quality attributes; Y D Sanka and S H Mbaga

  3. Supplementation of Ziziphus spina-christi, Sterculia africana and Terminalia brownii to Abergelle kids fed hay: effects on feed intake, digestibility and post-weaning growth; Bruh Weldemariam, Solomon Melaku and Berhan Tamir

  4. Improved forage varieties for smallholder cattle farmers in South Central Coastal Vietnam; N X Ba, N H Van, J Scandrett, L V Vy, H V Tung, N T Nghi, D T Tuan, P Lane and D Parsons

  5. Methane production from urea-treated rice straw is reduced when the protein supplement is cassava leaf meal or fish meal compared with water spinach meal in a rumen in vitro fermentation; Sangkhom Inthapanya and T R Preston

  6. Adoption of urea treatment of maize stover technology for dry season supplementation of cattle in Wedza, Zimbabwe; C P Mudzengi, L M Taderera, A Tigere, C S Kapembeza, S Moyana, M Zimondi, E T Derembwe and E Dahwa

  7. Productive performance in Boer x local, Nubian x local and Creole (local) kids kept under dry tropic extensive conditions of the South of Mexico; R D Martínez-Rojero, L Reyna-Santamaría and S Carrillo-Pita (In Spanish)

  8. Relationship between vegetation cover types and soil organic carbon in the rangelands of Northern Kenya; B K Kurgat, D Golicha, M Giese, S G Kuria and F Asch

  9. Effect of three strains of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metch) Sor on mortality of the Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Canestrini under laboratory conditions; V M Díaz, F F Izaguirre, T J J Martínez, M J F Aguirre, C S Posada, C C G García, C M A Ramón and H J M Garza (In Spanish)

  10. Pod availability, yield and nutritional characteristics from four fruit bearing tree species dispersed in pastures as a complementary feed for animal production in the dry tropics; H Esquivel-Mimenza, M Ibrahim, C A Harvey, T Benjamin and F L Sinclair

  11. Prevalence and financial losses associated with bovine fasciolosis at Lyantonde Town abattoir; G Ssimbwa, S A Baluka and M Ocaido

  12. Growth performance of ruminants fed different proportions of maize and sorghum grain; S Ncube, L R Ndlovu, B Tavirimirwa, G Tambo, R Mwembe and G B Nyamushamba

  13. Descriptive study and non-genetic effects on production traits of Nellore breed in Amazon; J S S Sena, A S Matos, C R Marcondes, L A F Bezerra, R B Lôbo, P R N Rorato and L C S Chaves

  14. Effect of different additives on the composition and silage fermentation profile of Passion fruit (Passiflora edulis) peel; R R Noguera, S Valencia and S L Posada (In Spanish)

  15. Cassava pulp as livestock feed; effects of storage in an open pit; Phanthavong Vongsamphanh, Viengsakoun Napasirth, Sangkhom Inthapanya and T R Preston

  16. Financial impact of Foot and Mouth Disease and Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia along the cattle marketing chain in selected districts in Uganda; S A Baluka, A Mugisha and M Ocaido

Short communications

  1. Solar panels for decentralized production of electricity; direct use in a 12V refrigerator requires less energy than when the current is inverted for a 230V AC refrigerator; Pham Duc Thang and T R Preston