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  • 101. COWPEA (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp) SEED QUALITY AND YIELD AS INFLUENCED BY MAN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata, L Walp) is a leguminous crop indigenous to Africa and a dicotyledonous plant belonging to the family Fabaceae (Schippers, 2002). It can be grown as sole crop, but more often planted alongside crops such as sorghum, maize or millet (Agbogidi, 2010a). More than 5.4 million tonnes of cowpeas are produced worldwide, with Africa being the highest ...Continue Reading »

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  • 102. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GROWTH AND SEASONAL INFLUENCE ON SOME REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Malnutrition has been a persistent problem in Africa especially Nigeria. The most important area of deficiency is in the intake of animal proteins. Guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) meat and egg contribute immensely to the alleviation of this animal protein deficiency with demand being higher than supply and can be a tool for poverty reduction (Koney, 2004). Attractive pl...Continue Reading »

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  • 103. EFFECT OF MANGO (Mangifera indica L.) SEED KERNEL MEAL WITH AND WITHOUT ENZYME S...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Global consumption of poultry and its products especially meat, has consistently increased over the years and this trend is expected to continue. Much of this increase in global demand will be in developing countries resulting in a profound effect on the demand for feed and its raw materials (Chinedu and Evans,2001). It had been established that the principal item in raisi...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  71 engagements | 

  • 104. EFFECT OF THERMAL INDICES AND RELATIONSHIPS WITH MILK YIELD IN EXOTIC DAIRY COWS...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Heat stress plays a significant role in cattle performance and likely will be of even greater importance in the future as climate change continues. Cattle are produced in a wide range of environments, some of which present thermal challenges to productive performance, even survival in extreme cases. High temperatures can have negative consequences for milk production, and ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  63 engagements | 

  • 105. GENETIC ANALYSIS OF AFLATOXIN AND AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN GROUNDNUT (ARACHIS HYPOGAE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1 Introduction Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an annual legume which is also known as peanut. It is the 13th most important food crop of the world. Today, groundnut is the world’s 4th most important source of edible oil and the 3rd most important source of vegetable protein in the world. Groundnut is cultivated in more than 100 countries in 6 continents and covers an area of ...Continue Reading »

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  • 106. EVALUATION OF THE OPTIMUM INCLUSION LEVELS OF MYCOFIX AND BIOTRONIC SEAS FEED AD...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Feed represents the greatest single expenditure associated with poultry production. Nutritional research in poultry has therefore centered on issues related to identifying barriers to effective digestion, utilization of nutrients, and on approaches for improving feed utilization (Ravindran, 2010). The quality of feed ingredients is very important as this will determine...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  65 engagements | 

  • 107. ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CON...

    » ESTIMATING PERFORMANCE AND METHANE EMISSION FROM YANKASA LAMB RAMS FED DIETS CONTAINING VARYING LEVELS OF CAMEL’S FOOT (Piliostigma thonningii) LEAF AND POD MEALS...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  62 engagements | 

  • 108. EFFECTS OF FERTILIZER LEVELS AND HARVEST TIME ON YIELD OF Panicum maximum cv. Mo...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction Nigeria is an agricultural country with diverse vegetation, varying from rainforest to the Sahel. About 32.42 million hectares of grazing land and 39.41 million hectares of cropland in Nigeria provide a substantial amount of feed for the country’s livestock(Shiawoya and Tsado, 2011). The savannah zone is home to about 80% of ruminant livestock population. Availab...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  68 engagements | 

  • 109. GENETIC DIVERSITY OF M2 MUTANTS OF SUNFLOWER (HELIANTHUS ANNUS L INDUCED BY ETHY...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 Introduction Cultivated sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an annual, herbaceous (2n=34) and a cross pollinated crop, native to North America. It is a member of the Asteraceae family and it is regarded as the fourth most important oilseed crop grown worldwide after soya beans, palm and edible rapeseed (canola) (Moghaddasi, 2011; Sujatha et al., 2012). Sunflower is cultivated on ab...Continue Reading »

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  • 110. NUTRITIVE VALUE OF MALTED SORGHUM SPROUT IN BROILER CHICKEN DIETS

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The poultry industry has suffered more than any other livestock industry as a result of inadequate supply and high cost of feed (Hill, 1989; Mtimuni, 1995; Leplaideur, 2004). Cereal grains constitute the major sources of energy in poultry diets in the tropics (Oluyemi and Roberts, 2000). However, maize has remained the chief energy source in compounded diets and consti...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  63 engagements | 

  • 111. NITROGEN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR IRRIGATED AND RAIN-FED RICE (Oryza sativa L.) VA...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the main food crop of an estimated 40% of the world‟s population (Liu, 2013; FAO, 2008). The World‟s more than three billion people depend on rice as their staple food and the demand for rice is rapidly increasing in West Africa (FAO, 2003). Manypeople in the major rice consuming countries are living at sub‐op...Continue Reading »

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  • 112. PERFORMANCE OF ONE-HUMPED CAMEL (Camelus dromedarius) FED VARYING LEVELS OF DRIE...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION There has been a trend of growing numbers of camels in the world between 2001 and 2011 (FAO, 2013). This increase might be attributed to changing of environment form the savannah to arid and semi arid condition, development in camel farming, and an improved ecological image of camel farming and products. The total camelids population in the world in 2013 was estimated ...Continue Reading »

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  • 113. RESPONSE OF OKRA (Abelmoschus esculentus (L.)Moench) VARIETIES TO POULTRY MANURE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Origin and Distribution of Okra Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus(L.)Moench)originated in Ethopia in the year 120 BC. It is a common vegetable in tropical and sub tropicalcountries, native to west and central Africa. It is known as a fast growing annual vegetable commonly grown in field and home gardens in Africa (Fayemi, 1999and Schippers, 2000). It belongs to the family,M...Continue Reading »

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  • 114. PROFILING PHYSIOLOGICAL, HAEMATOLOGICAL AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL PARAMETERS OF DONK...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, like anywhere else, donkey (Equus asinus) has been used as a work animal mainly for transportation; conveying farm produce to the market or pulling of carts and other farm tillage equipment (Starkey and Starkey, 2004; Blench et al., 2004; Hassan et al., 2013) and of recently for production of milk for children, who are allergic to bovine milk (Carrocio et a...Continue Reading »

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  • 115. PERFORMANCE OF RED SOKOTO GOATS FED INCLUSION LEVELS OF MIXED GMELINA (Gmelina a...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Ruminant livestock have a unique digestive system that allows them to use energy from fibrous plants materials better than other herbivores. Their digestive system is designed to ferment feedstuffs and provide precursors for energy for the animal to use (Parish et al., 2009). Forages play an important role in ruminant animal nutrition. Rumin...Continue Reading »

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  • 116. THE AGRONOMIC VARIABILITY IN GROWTH AND YIELD OF EXOTIC AND LOCAL CULTIVARS OF T...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Introduction1.1 Background of the studyTomato (Solanum lycopersicon L.) is one of the most widely and important cultivated crop in Africa (Opena, et. al., 1990). Tomato is the world’s largest vegetable crop after Potato and sweet potato, but it tops the list chart of canned vegetables. In Nigeria Tomato is recorded as the important vegetable after Onion and paper (Fa...Continue Reading »

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  • 117. AN EVALUATION OF THE REVENUE COLLECTION STRATEGIES IN THE REFORMED LOCAL GOVERNM...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Financial management in the content of local administration is the discipline on the part of the leadership, management and staff of the local government to prepare a realistic annual budget, collect revenue efficiently and put into effective use of the resources of the council in providing socio – economic service to the people of the are...Continue Reading »

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  • 118. ANALYSIS OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SOYA BEAN

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Soy processing industries select raw material based on weight, moisture, impurities and grain damage. Differences in chemical and physical properties of soybean cultivars are not taken into consideration in soyfood processing. Information on these characteristics could help food industries obtain products with better functional, nutritional and ...Continue Reading »

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  • 119. EFFECT OF APPLIED NITROGEN AND WATER STRESS ON THE YIELD AND QUALITY OF BARLEY (...

    » Abstract Field trials were conducted at the Irrigation Research Station, Kadawa if Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, during the 1984/85 and 1985/86 dry seasons, to study the effects of moisture stress imposed at various growth stages under different nitrogen levels on yield and quality of malting barley, Moisture stress imposed ,by missing irrigation at any growth stage...Continue Reading »

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  • 120. EFFECT OF PHOSPHORUS AND PLANT DENSITY ON THE GROWTH, YIELD AND PROTEIN CONTENT ...

    » Abstract Investigations to study the effect of phosphorus and plant density on the growth, yield and protein content of green gram (Vigna radiata (L) Wilczek) were curried out at the Institute for Agricultural Research farm, Samaru (1111 N ;07,38 N E, 686m above sea level) Zaria during the rainy season of 1993 to 1995. The treatments consisted of five green gram varieties (Galadima, VC 2768A, VC11...Continue Reading »

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