Agriculture

Research Papers/Topics in Agriculture

EFFECT OF SOYABEAN REPLACEMENT WITH LEUCAENA LEAF MEAL ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND CARCASS QUALITY OF WEANED RABBITS

 ABSTRACTThere has been a gradual increase of the price of feed resources from conventional protein leading to the inadequate supply of animal protein. Leucaena leucocephala (lam) is a leguminous browse plants that can be used in diets to replace or used in combination with protein source conventional feed ingredients. It's use has been imperative/ limited to a very low level of inclusion because of inherent anti - nutritional factor (Mimosine) which interferes with feed utilization and ...

EFFECT OF INITIAL BODY WEIGHT OF GROUPS AND FEED QUANTITY ON LAYING PERFORMANCE AND STORAGE TIME ON EGG QUALITY OF JAPANESE QAIL

 ABSTRACTThis experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of initial body weight of gro,ups(above 120g and below 120g) and quantity of feed given (25g and 30g) to Japanese quails on egg laying performance at different periods and also egg storage time (7days, 14days and 2ldays) on egg quality parameters of Japanese quail egg. A total of 120 Japanese quail birds were used at the start of the experiment and were allocated to four groups with respect to their initial body weight at ...

EFFECT OF COCOYAM LEAF AND RICE STOVER SUPPLEMENT DIETS ON HAEMATOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF YOUNG FEMALE WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS

 ABSTRACTThis study was conducted to evaluate the effect of cocoyam leaf and rice stover supplement diets on the haematological parameters of the young female West African Dwarf (WAD) goats. The experiment was carried out at the Animal Production and Health Departmental Teaching and Research Farm, Faculty of Agriculture, Federal University Oye-Ekiti and the laboratory analysis was at Fasanmade medical laboratory ADO-EKITI between May-July. Nineteen young female (WAD) goats received l00g ...

PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERISTIC OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF (WAD) SHEEP IN THREE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN EKITI STATE

 ABSTRACTThe WAD Sheep represent one of the predominant small ruminant breeds raised by resources limited households in Southern Nigeria as well as in the humid west and central Africa. This breed of Sheep is renowned for its adaptation to hot and humid environments, high fertility and prolificacy under backyard systems where they are raised almost with zero investment. On account of its contributions to household income and food security in southern Nigeria, there is the need for a...

EFFECT OF DIFFERENT DIETARY PROTEIN REGIMES ON THE PRODUCTION INDICES OF JAPANESE QUAIL (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

 ABSTRACTThe experiment was conducted to determine the effect 0f different dietary protein regimes on the production indices of Japanese quail. Four !so-caloric diets were used throughout the experimental periods and a total number of 129 birds were randomly distributed into four experimental treatments namely Tl thirty six (36) birds, T2 thirty eight (38) birds, T3 thirty three (33) birds and T4 twenty two (22) birds. Each group had 4 replicates while T4 has 3 replicates, they were all ...

PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERISTICS OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF (WAD) GOAT ((Capra aegagrus hircus [L])") IN THREE (LGA) OF EKITI STATE

AbstractStudies were carried out in three local government area in Ekiti state (Ado,Oye and Ikole LGA) to determine the phenotypic characteristic of West African Dwarf(WAD) goats. One hundred and thirty-two (132) West African Dwarf (WAD) Goats comprising sixty six (66) females and sixty six (66) males were randomly selected for the study. The aim was to document the body characteristics of the WAD goats in three Local government in (Ekiti State) and also to determine the effect of sex on the ...

EFFECT OF RICE STOVER AND COCOYAM LEAF SUPPLEMENT DIETS ON CHANGES IN BODY TRAITS OF GROWING FEMALE WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS

 ABSTRACTA 90-day experiment was conducted to determine the effects of Rice stover, Cocoyam leaf and their combination (50:50) as crop residue-based supplement diets on the growth performance and morphometric traits of WAD goats. The twenty young female West African Dwarf (WAD) female goats used for the experiment were assigned randomly into 4 groups of animals and each group was randomly assigned to one of the treatments in a Completely Randomized Design. Each animal received the diet f...

EFFECT OF SWEET POTATO LEAYES, WATER LEAYES AND MORINGA LEAVES ON THE BODY WEIGHT OF AFRICA GIANT LAND SNAIL (Archachatina Marginata)

 ABSTRACTField experiment was conducted on the effect of four different diets on growth performance of African giant land snail (Achachatina marginata). The experimental diets consist of vegetable leaves that are common within the warm humid tropical environment of Ekiti State, Nigeria. A total of eighty snails were purchased from local markets within Ikole-Ekiti metropolis ofEkiti state and stratified according to weight. The snails were subsequently allocated randomly into four experim...

EFFECTS OF INITIAL BODY WEIGHT OF GROUPS AT SEXUAL MATURITY AND FEED QUANTITY ON EGG PRODUCTION OF JAPANESE QUAIL

 ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to investigate the effect of different body weight of groups (below 120g and above 120g) and feed quantity (25g and 30g) on performance and egg quality characteristics of Japanese quail birds at six weeks of age. A total of 120 Japanese quails were allocated to four groups with respect to live weight and feed quantity, using completely randomized. design in a factorial arrangement, each group consisting of three replicates. The study period lasted for ...

GROWTH RATE AND BIOMASS ACCUMULATION IN FORAGE MAIZE (Zea mays), FORAGE MILLET (Echinochloa uiilis), ELEPHANT GRASS (Pennisetumpupereum) and GAMBA GRASS (Andropogon gayanus)

 ABSTRACTTo have higher profits and sustained production of livestock it is important to understand the biomass accumulation and growth rate of the forages the animals feed on. This project work looked into the growth and biomass accumulation of forage maize (Zea mays), forage millet (Echinochloa uti/is), elephant grass (Pennisetum purpereum) and garnba grass (Andropogon gayanus).The experiment was conducted at a location within Federal University Oye-Ekit, Ekiti State, Nigeria with Lati...

QUALITY ASSESSMENT, CHARACTERISTICS, PREFERENCE AND ACCEPTABILITY OF PROCESSED MEAT PRODUCTS; TSIRE (SUYA), KILICHI & BALANGU USING IKOLE EKITI, EKITI STATE, NIGERIA AS A CASE STUDY

 ABSTRACTReduction of protein malnutrition in many areas requires evaluation of simple, affordable, cheap but effective processing and preservation methods that ensure protein requirements are met. There is increase in the consumption of meat in the modern world. There is need to process raw meat to other forms to serve as alternatives to the consumers. The study is aimed at checking the acceptability of the processed meat product alternatives to boiled meat within the community.This pap...

EFFECT OF DOE CHARACTERISTICS ON REPRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE

AbstractThis study was conducted to determine the effect of doe reproductive performance of local and exotic dam in regards to their reproductive characteristics such as conception rate, pregnancy rate, kindling rate and litter size in a tropical environment. The study shows the interaction between reproductive performance and dam breed, parity, teat number, and fur score. A total of twenty (20) matured does and five (5) matured bucks were used for the experiment. The does were either lo...

EVALUATION OF MAJOR GENES IN THE FREE-RANGING RAIN FOREST (YORUBA) ECOTYPE CIDCKENS IN EKITI.

 ABSTRACTThis study was carried out on genetic evaluation of the Nigerian Forest (Yoruba)ecotype chickenin three local government of Ekiti State, Nigeria, based on some phenotypic traits andperformance traits. A total of Two Hundred (200) of Cocks and Hens, with more of Hens thanCocks, of mature native, forest ecotype chickens were randomly sampled from the study area.The study covered nine (9) settlements (Asin, Ootunja, lgbona, Ilumoba, Aisegba, Agbado, lfaki,ldo and Aaye) within three...

Replacement of Soyabean meal with Leucaena leucocephala (lam.) leaf meal on Growth Performance and Nutrient Digestibility of Weaned Rabbits

ABSTRACTLeucaena leucocephala was soaked for 48 hours and sun dried for l2hours it was then incorporated into feed for growing rabbits, the nutrient digestibility of Leucaena leucocephala (LLM) at 0 (control), 50 and 100% replacement of soybean was evaluated and the growth rate of weaned rabbits at different level of inclusion was compared. A total of 15 growing rabbits of different sexes and breeds with initial body weight range of 679±90.55 were randomly distributed into three experimental...

PHENOTYPIC CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIGENOUS CHICKEN IN OYE, IKOLE AND EKITI EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS OF EKITI STATE

ABSTRACTThe phenotypic characteristics of local chickens were studied in three local govermnent areas of ekiti state, Nigeria (lkole, Ekiti East and Oye local government). One hundred and eighty (180) captive adult birds (normal feathering female and male, frizzled local chicken were scored and measured for phenotypic characteristics (variation in plumage and shank colour, and eye colour, shank length, body length, body weight, bealc length, comb height, comb type, clutch size, chest length, ...


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