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Livestock Research for Rural Development, Volume 28, Number 5, May 2016
ISSN 0121-3784



  1. Effect of the air-flow on the production of syngas, tar and biochar using rice husk and sawdust as feedstock in an updraft gasifier stove; Nguyen Van Lanh, Nguyen Huy Bich, Bui Ngoc Hung, Duong Nguyen Khang and T R Preston

  2. Effect on feed intake, digestibility, N retention and methane emissions in goats of supplementing foliages of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) and Tithonia diversifolia with water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica); Phonethep Porsavatdy, T R Preston and R A Leng

  3. Influence of the application of biosolids on the content of humic and fulvic acids in soil cultivated with sugar cane; J A Silva-Leal, R Madriñan-Molina and P Torres-Lozada

  4. Genetic characterization of the lactation curve from a random regression model in Colombian Holstein cattle; J D Corrales Álvarez, J P Ramírez Arias and M F Cerón-Muñoz (In Spanish)

  5. Potential contribution of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaves to dry season feeding of ruminants in West Africa; L K Adjorlolo, E C Timpong-Jones, S Boadu and T Adogla-Bessa

  6. Comparative evaluation of eggs from three selected species of indigenous laying hens; S Garba, E D Assam, R O Yusuf, A Sa'adu and M Jibir

  7. Effect of the incorporation of by-products of date palm on growth performance of broilers; S Meradi, F Arbouche, F Chekkal, Z Benguigua, F Mansori and R Arbouche (In French)

  8. Status of improved forage production, utilization and constraints for adoption in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia; Gebreegziabher Zereu and Tsegay Lijalem

  9. Scaling out integrated village management systems to improve Bali cattle productivity under small scale production systems in Lombok, Indonesia; Dahlanuddin, L A Zaenuri, Y A Sutaryono, Hermansyah, K Puspadi, C McDonald, L J Williams, J P Corfield and M van Wensveen

  10. The climate type influences the body surface temperature of naked neck hens; João Batista Freire de Souza Jr, Vanessa Raquel de Morais Oliveira, João Paulo Araújo Fernandes de Queiroz, Ligiane Nadja da Silva, Alex Martins Varela de Arruda and Leonardo Lelis de Macedo Costa

  11. Assessment of the reproductive performance of dairy cows in smallholder dairy farms using artificial insemination; H Jemal, A Lemma and M Bekana

  12. In vivo anthelmintic activity of pineapple (Ananas comosus Merr.) fruit peeling juice in semi-scavenging Philippine native chicken naturally co-infected with Ascaridia galli and Heterakis gallinarum; Joan Marie Y Cormanes, Harvie P Portugaliza and Ana Marquiza M Quilicot

  13. Beekeepers' honeybee colony selection practice in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia; Mohammed Tilahun, Zenebe Abraha, Addisu Gebre and Patricia Drumond

  14. Feeding biochar or charcoal increased the growth rate of striped catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) and improved water quality; Trinh Thi Lan, T R Preston and R A Leng

  15. Anti-methanogenic potential of forage resources and agro-industrial by-products using in vitro gas production technique; D M Ortiz, S L Posada and R R Noguera (In Spanish)

  16. Effect of ruminal inoculum of buffalo, cattle and goat on dry matter degradation and methane production in vitro; S Bedoya-Mazo, R R Noguera and S L Posada (In Spanish)

  17. Typology of sedentary farmers in semi-arid area of Cameroon; Y Blama, R Ziebe and C Rigolot (In French)

  18. Family poultry practices in Eastern Senegal and Haute-Casamance; G Nahimana, A Missohou, S B Ayssiwede, P Cissé, J Butore and A Touré (In French)

  19. Consumption of milk and dairy products in rural environment Tebessa, Algeria; M Derouiche, W Aissaoui zitou, N H Medjouj and M N Zidoune (In French)

  20. Effect of feed selection and nutrient intake on the production performance of local and improved laying hens on small farms under scavenging conditions; Nguyen Thi Thuy and Brian Ogle

  21. Seasonal grazing of goats and sheep on Mediterranean mountain rangelands of northeast Portugal; M Castro and E Fernández Núñez

  22. Effect of different levels of calcium nitrate on dry matter degradation and methane production in an in vitro rumen fermentation of Kikuyu grass; R R Noguera, S L Posada and L Cardona (In Spanish)

  23. Comparing production characteristics of poultry farmers in Katulani District, Kitui County, Kenya; R M Mwobobia, D A Amwata and T I Kanui

  24. Evaluation of productive and reproductive performance of a synthetic guinea pig (Cavia porcellus) breed in Colombia; D David-Martínez, P Escobar-Zambrano, C Solarte-Portilla and W Burgos-Paz (In Spanish)

  25. Profitability analysis of selected piggery businesses in peri-urban communities of Kampala Uganda; J Nabikyu and D R Kugonza

  26. Effect of feeding pellet type complete calf starter combined with maize fodder and molasses on the rumen development of dairy calves; S Mukodiningsih, J Achmadi, F Wahyono, K I Sung and S J Ohh

  27. Replacing taro (Colocacia esculenta) silage with protein-enriched cassava root improved the nutritive value of a banana stem (Musa spp) based diet and supported better growth in local pigs (Moo Laat breed); Nouphone Manivanh and T R Preston

  28. Supplements of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica) and biochar improved feed intake, digestibility, N retention and growth performance of goats fed foliage of Bauhinia acuminata as the basal diet; Phonevilay Silivong and T R Preston