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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 25, Number 9, September 2013
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Changes in enzyme activity and mineral metabolism in Ouled Djellal ewes according to the season and reproductive stage; K Deghnouche, M Tlidjane and T Meziane (In French)

  2. Characterization of local chickens in selected districts of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania: I. Qualitative characters; F S Guni and A M Katule

  3. Growth performance of ecotypes of Tithonia diversifolia according to morphological components; T E Ruiz, V Torres, G Febles, H Díaz and J González (In Spanish)

  4. Fermentation of fruit waste in an anaerobic batch digester; Sangkhom Inthapanya, Daovang Chathaokalor, Sengsuly Phongpanith, R A Leng and T R Preston

  5. Estimation of genetic parameters for production traits of Iranian Holstein dairy cattle; M R Bahreini Behzadi, A Amini, A A Aslaminejad and M Tahmoorespour

  6. Production objectives, breeding practices and selection criteria of indigenous sheep in eastern Ethiopia; Helen Nigussie, Yoseph Mekasha, Kefelegn Kebede, Solomon Abegaz and Sanjoy Kumar Pal

  7. Dynamics and constraints of livestock production systems in Cam Giang district, Hai Duong Province, North Vietnam; H Q Hanh, V D Ton and P Lebailly

  8. Statistical tool for measuring the impact of milk production on the local development of a province in Cuba; V Torres, R Cobo, L Sanchez and N Raez

  9. A budgetary analysis of the relative costs of establishing a standard dairy cooperative-owned milk collection centre; a case study of the Zambian smallholder dairy sector; C Mumba, G S Pandey, K L Samui, C van der Jagt and S W Muliokela

  10. Small-scale family poultry production in north Gondar: characteristics, productivity and constraints; Tsegaw Fentie, Birhanu Abebe and Tesfu Kassa

  11. Effect on rabbit reproduction of adding silver-nano suspension to the drinking water; Du Thanh Hang and Than Thi Thanh Tra

  12. Effects of high feeding rates and feeding frequencies on growth and survival of African catfish Heterobranchus longifilis larvae; B C Atsé, S Sylla, K J Konan and K SA N’Dri (In French)

  13. Inclusion of vinaza (cane molasses distillers's solubles) in diets for dairy cattle; R Fernández, R R Noguera and S L Posada (In Spanish)

  14. Management and production levels of cross-bred dairy cattle in Dar es Salaam and Morogoro urban and peri urban areas; K A Gillah, G C Kifaro and J Madsen

  15. Camel and cattle population dynamics and livelihood diversification as a response to climate change in pastoral areas of Ethiopia; T Yosef, U Mengistu, A Solomon, Y K Mohammed and K Kefelegn

  16. Comparative analysis of diet of two sympatric species of Tilapia in Ayamé man-made lake (Côte d’Ivoire); H Shep, K M Konan, M Ouattara, A Ouattara and G Gourène

  17. Anti-nutritional components in leaves of some indigenous oak species at different growth stages; M R Al-Masri and M Mardini

  18. A comparison of animal-crop mixed farming systems in dry lowland Sri Lanka; U Y N Vithanage, M B P Mahipala, L H P Gunaratne and H W Cyril

Short communications

  1. Assessment of young buffalo semen quality from no milking (NM) and dual-purpose (DP) production systems in Colombia; D M Gutiérrez Zapata, Z T Ruiz-Cortés, D M Bolívar Vergara, S Y Gutiérrez Molina and M F Cerón-Muñoz (In Spanish)