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The composite Bonsmara beef cattle breed in South Africa is in the process of establishing a reference population for genomic evaluations. For successful implementation of genomic selection within the breed, which has large numbers of genotypes and phenotypes available, the marker effects must be...

Author(s)
Bosman, L.; Marle-Köster, E. van; Westhuizen, R. R. van der; Visser, C.; Berry, D. P.
Publisher
Elsevier B. V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2017, 197, pp 102-105
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The aim of this study was to investigate population structure and genetic trends based on pedigree and performance records of five indigenous African beef cattle breeds (Afrikaner, Boran, Drakensberger, Nguni and Tuli) in South Africa. Pedigree completeness over six generations was higher than...

Author(s)
Abin, S.; Theron, H. E.; Marle-Köster, E. van
Publisher
South African Society of Animal Science, Hatfield, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal of Animal Science, 2016, 46, 2, pp 152-156
Abstract

The study was conducted in three selected districts of northwestern Amhara. The objective was to quantify the characteristics of conformation traits of dairy cattle populations at smallholder farmers' level. 279 cattle keepers were selected for measurement of conformation traits. About 105...

Author(s)
Misganaw Mammo; Kefyalew Alemayehu; Asaminew Tassew
Publisher
Society for Indonesian Biodiversity, Surakata, Indonesia
Citation
Biodiversitas: Journal of Biological Diversity, 2017, 18, 4, pp 1669-1679
Abstract

The objective of this study was to determine the profit-maximising feeding period (PMFP) of different breeds of beef cattle. The differentiation between breeds according to their genetic growth potential was identified and used to increase feedlot profitability and sustainability. The unique growth ...

Author(s)
Oosthuizen, P. L.; Maré, F. A.
Publisher
UNISA - Routledge, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Agrekon, 2018, 57, 2, pp 108-120
Abstract

The Afrikaner is an indigenous South African breed of "Sanga" type beef cattle along with breeds such as the Drakensberger and Nguni. Six composite breeds have been developed from crosses with the Afrikaner. Additionally, Afrikaner has been the base from which exotic breeds were established in...

Author(s)
Pienaar, L.; Grobler, J. P.; Scholtz, M. M.; Swart, H.; Ehlers, K.; Marx, M.; MacNeil, M. D.; Neser, F. W. C.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2018, 50, 2, pp 399-404
Abstract

The current review focuses on characterization and conservation efforts vital for the development of breeding programmes for indigenous beef cattle genetic resources in Southern Africa. Indigenous African cattle breeds were identified and characterized using information from refereed journals,...

Author(s)
Nyamushamba, G. B.; Mapiye, C.; Tada, O.; Halimani, T. E.; Muchenje, V.
Publisher
Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Seoul, Korea Republic
Citation
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 2017, 30, 5, pp 603-621
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The objective of the study was to assess the impact of the introduction of improved indigenous beef cattle bulls on productivity, herd population dynamics and socioeconomic factors in small scale commercial livestock production areas of Mangwe district in Zimbabwe. A semi-structured questionnaire...

Author(s)
Bidi, N. T.; Dube, A. B.; Khombe, C. T.; Assan, N.
Publisher
Sjournals, West Azerbaijan, Iran
Citation
Agricultural Advances, 2015, 4, 3, pp 22-33
Abstract

Different breeding strategies targeting two indigenous cattle breeds of Ethiopia (Borana and Horro) were evaluated with the objective of developing appropriate breeding programs that would maximize production and productivity of the breeds maintained on pastures using a deterministic approach....

Author(s)
Ayele Mandefro; Gemeda Duguma; Tadele Mirkena; Hailu Dadi
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Livestock Science, 2017, 205, pp 122-128
Abstract

Cattle are critical to most smallholder agricultural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. A study was carried out to assess breed and trait preferences, breeding practices, application and potential adoption of novel reproductive technologies by smallholder cattle farmers in four districts of...

Author(s)
Gororo, E.; Makuza, S. M.; Chatiza, F. P.; Gwatibaya, S.; Gahadzikwa, P.; Chidzwondo, F.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
International Journal of Livestock Production, 2017, 8, 10, pp 168-179
AbstractFull Text

A survey study was conducted to determine the management practices and constraints faced by beef cattle producers in 200 households in communal areas of Chief Albert Luthuli Municipality in Mpumalanga province. In this context, the results indicated that while 91.5% of farmers practiced continuous...

Author(s)
Molefi, S. H.; Mbajiorgu, C. A.; Antwi, M. A.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Communication Centre, Karnal, India
Citation
Indian Journal of Animal Research, 2017, 51, 1, pp 187-192

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