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  • Simela, Langelihle; Webb, E.C. (Edward Cottington); Bosman, M.J.C. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2008)
    Consumer sensory evaluations of oven-roasted goat and sheep m. longissimus dorsi samples were conducted in two series to determine the acceptability of chevon from indigenous South African goats to consumers. Chevon samples ...
  • Swanepoel, Nadia; Robinson, P.H.; Erasmus, L.J. (Lourens Jacobus) (Elsevier, 2010-08)
    The objectives were to predict aminoa cid (AA) profiles of intestinally delivered protein in California high group (i.e., lactating but not yet confirmed to be in calf) dairy cattle fed contemporary rations using three ...
  • De Ponte Bouwer, Paula; Visser, Carina; Mostert, Bernice Euodia (South African Society for Animal Science, 2013-03-09)
    In South Africa, the Dairy Swiss breed, which originated in Switzerland, consists of 27 breeders and 1135 breeding cows. Pedigree information on the breed was analysed to determine its effective population size (Ne) and ...
  • Mogase, C.R.; Lehloenya, Khoboso C.; Dattena, M. (Elsevier, 2016-03)
    This study evaluated the applicability of the Day 0 superovulation protocol in Boer goats by comparing it to a traditional pFSH protocol. Twenty Boer goat does were allocated into two groups comprising of 10 animals per ...
  • Kios, D.K. (David Kiprotich); Van Marle-Koster, Este; Visser, Carina (Springer, 2012-03)
    Boran cattle provide livelihood to thousands of households in the arid and semi arid lands (ASAL) of Kenya. Due to their superior adaptive and productive traits in comparison to other breeds of cattle, they have also ...
  • Smith, Marie F.; Leighton, Christine S. (Christina Stephanie); Morey, Liesl; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina) (South African Society of Crop Production/ Soil Science Society of South Africa/ South African Weed Science Society/ South African Society for Horticultural Sciences, 2009-01)
    Partial Least Squares regression (PLS) was used to understand the relationship between 15 sensory attributes of potatoes boiled in their skins as dependent variables (Y), and six objective (chemical and physical) measurements ...
  • Raphulu, Thomas; Jansen van Rensburg, Christine; Van Ryssen, J.B.J. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2015-05-21)
    The aim of the study was to evaluate the nutritional status of scavenging chickens by assessing the composition of their crop contents. The study was conducted on 288 free-ranging indigenous chickens from six adjacent rural ...
  • Gopalraj, Jeyanthi B.P.; Clarke, Francoise C.; Donkin, Edward Francis (AOSIS Open Journals, 2013-09-02)
    Changes in serum gamma globulin levels, numbers of replete female ticks and engorged tick mass were used as parameters to monitor the acquired immune response (antibody mediated immune response) elicited by Rhipicephalus ...
  • Frylinck, L.; O'Neil, A.; Du Toit, Elsabe; Strydom, P.E. (Phillip Evert); Webb, E.C. (Edward Cottington) (South African Society for Animal Science, 2015-07-29)
    In Phase1 of this study, three breed types (Simmentaler-, Brahman- and Nguni bulls; n = 60 each) were grain-fed and slaughtered at 12 months of age (A-age, fat-class 2). Feed was withdrawn for either three hours or 24 hours ...
  • Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina); Hall, Nicolette Gibson (Elsevier, 2013-03)
    Capacity building in food and nutrition involves more than formal training and individual development. Such a process is long term and continues, requiring lasting mentorship, coaching and leadership development, including ...
  • Du Plessis, Raymond Edrich; Van Rensburg, Jansen (South African Society for Animal Science, 2014-09-15)
    A trial was conducted to evaluate whether the addition of commercial enzyme preparations containing carbohydrases and a protease would increase the available metabolizable energy (ME) of maize-soya-based broiler diets. ...
  • Raphulu, Thomas; Jansen van Rensburg, Christine; Coertze, R.J. (Roelof Johannes) (Kassel University Press, 2015-05)
    Four Venda indigenous scavenging (VIS) chickens (one young male and one young female of 10–16 weeks of age, a mature cockerel and a mature hen) were randomly purchased from each of six adjacent rural villages during ...
  • Mummed, Yesihak Yusuf; Webb, E.C. (Edward Cottington) (Academic Journals, 2015-07-09)
    Ethiopia has the largest cattle population in Africa. However, the potential of the sector has not fully utilized. Average carcass weight of cattle, per capita meat consumption and annual volume of meat produced were ...
  • Mummed, Yesihak Yusuf; Webb, E.C. (Edward Cottington) (Academic Journals, 2015)
    Carcass and organ condemnations cause big economic losses in the beef industry. The aim of this study was to determine the causes of condemnations of whole and partial carcasses and organs of cattle slaughtered at private ...
  • Rautenbach, Esmari; Van Ryssen, J.B.J.; Van Niekerk, Willem A. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2008)
    Samples of kikuyu foggage (standing hay) were collected in northern KwaZulu-Natal from five adjoining paddocks to measure the changes in nutrient composition of the foggage as winter progressed. Leaves and stems were ...
  • Hall, Nicolette Gibson; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina); Pretorius, Beulah (South African Society for Animal Science, 2015-08-11)
    Red meat often evokes a wide array of complex and contradictory arguments. It is viewed as the most expensive component of any diet, supplying many essential nutrients as part of a healthy, prudent eating plan. Yet, red ...
  • Mokori, Alex; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina); Hendriks, Sheryl L. (Medpharm Publications, NISC (Pty) Ltd, Taylor & Francis, and Informa business, 2016)
    OBJECTIVES : The objective of the study was to identify child factors that influenced complementary feeding practices in 2006 and 2011 in Uganda. DESIGN : Trend analysis of Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys (UDHS) ...
  • Bosman, Lydia; Grobler, Rulien (Plaas Publishing, 2015)
    Coat and skin colour inheritance in domesticated animals have always captured the interest of both the livestock breeder and the geneticist. While coat colour has limited economic importance in most livestock breeds, it ...
  • Sasidharan, Sooryakanth P.; Ludwig, Anette; Harper, Cindy Kim; Moodley, Yoshan; Bertschinger, H.J. (Hendrik Jan); Guthrie, Alan John; Somers, Michael J. (Southern African Wildlife Management Association, 2011-04)
    In recent years, South African conservation officials have noted the appearance of sarcoid tumour-like growths in Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) populations. In domestic horses (Equus ferus caballus), a genetic ...
  • Tribulo, Paula; Da Silva Leao, Beatriz Caetano; Lehloenya, Khoboso C.; Mingoti, Gisele Zoccal; Hansen, Peter J. (Society for the Study of Reproduction, 2017-06)
    The specific role of WNT signaling during preimplantation development remains unclear. Here, we evaluated consequences of activation and inhibition of β-catenin (CTNNB1)-dependent and -independent WNT signaling in the ...