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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 29, Number 8, August 2017
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Efffects of sodium and calcium bentonite on growth performance and rumen ammonia in Holstein bulls; Mohsen Kazemi, Morteza Khabbaz Sirjani, Abdoul Mansour Tahmasbi, Elias Ibrahimi Khoram Abadi and Ameneh Eskandary Torbaghan

  2. Effects on serum calcium and digestibility of using eggshells from hatcheries to substitute calcium in diets for nursery pigs; Pattaraporn Poommarin

  3. Reproductive parameters and metabolic profile of repeat breeder cows; N Mimoune, C R Messai, D Khelef, O Salhi, M Y Azzouz and R Kaidi

  4. Nutritive value of naturally growing Panicum glochiata and Panicum maximum in cool climatic areas of northern Malawi; M M Chiphwanya, F C Chigwa and H D C Msiska

  5. Distribution and abundance of Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) in the exclosures of Tigray, northern Ethiopia; Haftom Gebremedhn, Girmay Darcha and Kinfe Mezgebe

  6. Non-genetic factors affecting dystocia and its effects on milk production of Holstein dairy cows in Morocco; I Boujenane

  7. Biogas production from vegetable wastes combined with manure from pigs or buffaloes in an in vitro biodigester system; Yen Sopheap, T R Preston and Nguyen Thi Thuy

  8. Biogas production from fruit wastes combined with manure from pigs or buffaloes in an in vitro biodigester system; Sopheap Yen, T R Preston and Nguyen Thi Thuy

  9. Genetic parameters for reproduction traits and correlation with pre weaning growth traits of Fogera cattle at Metekel ranch, north west Ethiopia; Almaz Bekele, Zewdu Wuletaw, Aynalem Haile, Solomon Gizaw and Getinet Mekuriaw

  10. Physical characteristics and nutritional composition of meat and eggs of five poultry species in Kenya; M Chepkemoi, J W Macharia, D Sila, P Oyier, P Malaki, E Ndiema, B Agwanda, V Obanda, K J Ngeiywa, J Lichoti and S C Ommeh

  11. Effect of the drying method on the in situ digestibility of the coffee pulp (Coffea arabica); R R Noguera and S L Posada (In Spanish)

  12. Homeostatic calcium processes differ among domestic animal species: a brief overview; Julián A C Vargas (In Portuguese)

  13. Reproductive studies of striped mullet (Mugil cephalus) from high brackish tropical lagoon; Soyinka Olufemi Olukolajo

  14. Effect of replacing complete grower diet with ground Prosopis juliflora pods on performance of improved indigenous chicken in Kenya; D M Wanjohi, A M King’ori, A M Wachira and A Y Guliye

  15. Cooperativism as a sheep industry organization strategy in Paraná state, Brazil; E C Debortoli, A L G Monteiro and A H Gameiro

  16. Socio-economic differences between innovation platform participants and non-participants: the case of smallholder dairying in Zimbabwe; Benjamine Hanyani-Mlambo, Maxwell Mudhara, Kefasi Nyikahadzoi and Paramu Mafongoya

  17. Effects of climate stress to pastoral communities in Tanzania: A case of Mvomero District; Suzan Y Magita and Anthony Z Sangeda

  18. Effects of medicated urea-molasses block supplementation on productivity and gastrointestinal nematode infestation of sheep in central Kenya; R M Waruiru, W K Munyua, S K Mavuti, R O Otieno, M N Mutune and V M Maina

  19. Effect of different harvesting intervals on foliage yield and chemical composition of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz); Souksakhone Vivasane, Ho Quang Do and T R Preston

  20. Land fragmentation: a scourge in China's pastoral areas; V R Squires and L M Hua