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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 30, Number 9, September 2018
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. pH, available P and interchangeable Ca and Mg in a Ferralitic soil supporting a silvopastoral system of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray and associated grasses; Idalmis Rodríguez, G Crespo, Magalis Herrera and Yolaine Medina (In Spanish)

  2. Candidate fodder trees and shrubs for sustainable ruminant production in northern Ghana; Franklin Kodzo Avornyo, Robert Zougmore, Samuel Partey and Kevin Tengan

  3. Prevalence of mastitis in Lucerna cows and their crosses; Luisa Vélez Echeverri and Luis Gabriel González Herrera (In Spanish)

  4. On-station comparison study on growth performance of Red Maasai and Black Head Persian lambs in Northern Tanzania; E Hyera, J A Kajuna, A S Nguluma, L J Marwa, C J Niyoifasha, M E Mlimbe, A P Rugaimukamu, P M Latonga, P O Ochanga, E J M Shirima, M S H Mashingo and Z C Nziku

  5. Innovation for sexing Guinea fowls (Numida meleagris) at day one of hatching; E Arhin, S Y Annor, J K Kagya-Agyemang, D Addison and G A Zagbede

  6. Production and nutritional value of Tithonia diversifolia in establishment period; Alex Marciano dos Santos Silva, Leandro Diego da Silva, Priscila Junia Rodrigues da Cruz, Márcia Vitória Santos, Claudio Marcio Pereira de Souza, Múcio Magno de Melo Farnesi and Elizzandra Marta Martins Gandini (In Portuguese)

  7. On-station growth performance evaluation of Small East African and dual purpose goat breeds in Northern Tanzania; E Hyera, M E Mlimbe, J D Sanka, M G Minja, A P Rugaimukamu, P M Latonga, E G Mbembela, A S Nguluma, Z C Nziku, M S H Mashingo and E J M Shirima

  8. Effect of dietary supplementation with green tea powder on performance characteristic, meat organoleptic quality and cholesterol content of broilers; Nguyen Hoang Thinh, Nguyen Thi Vinh, Nguyen Viet Linh, Nguyen Thi Phuong Giang, Bui Huu Doan and Pham Kim Dang

  9. Multicharacter analysis to estimate components of (co) variance in growth characteristics of Horned Coastal cattle; O Vergara Garay, J Pérez García, J Noriega Márquez, L Cencio Martínez and N Martínez Humanez (In Spanish)

  10. Rice distillers’ byproduct and molasses-urea blocks containing biochar improved the growth performance of local Yellow cattle fed ensiled cassava roots, cassava foliage and rice straw; Kong Saroeun, T R Preston and R A Leng

  11. Effect of sweet or bitter cassava leaves and biochar on methane production in an in vitro incubation with substrates of Bauhinia acuminata and water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); Phonevilay Silivong, T R Preston, Nguyen Huu Van and Duong Thanh Hai

  12. Components of (co) variance for milk production of Holstein cows in Panama using repeatability and random regression models; R Guerra Montenegro, A Hernández Rodríguez and A Menéndez Buxadera (In Spanish)

  13. Apparent digestibility and N retention in growing local pigs fed ensiled Taro foliage (Colocasia esculenta) replaced by protein-enriched cassava root (Manihot esculenta Crantz); Nouphone Manivanh, T R Preston, Le Van An and Tran Thi Thu Hong

  14. Relationship between diet, body condition score and milk production in Holstein and Monbéliarde cows in Eastern Algeria; L Merdaci, M Zeghdoudi, S Madi and M Chemmam (In French)

  15. Effect of leaves from sweet or bitter cassava and brewers’ grains on methane production in an in vitro rumen incubation of cassava root pulp-urea; Phanthavong Vongsamphanh, Sangkhom Inthapanya, T R Preston, Dinh Van Dung and Nguyen Xuan Ba

Short communications

  1. Effect of biochar on growth performance of local “Yellow” cattle fed ensiled cassava roots, fresh brewers’ grains and rice straw; Bounthavy Vongkhamchanh, T R Preston, R A Leng, Le Van An and Duong Thanh Hai