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  • 21. GENETIC PARAMETERS OF GROWTH AND REPRODUCTION IN THE WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS RE...

    » CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION The 2006 national census gave the population of Nigeria as 144 million people (National Population Commission, 2006). With the rate of population growth and rapid loss of indigenous livestock species coupled with rising costs of production, the present gap in the supply of animal protein is bound to widen. To bridge the animal protein demand and supply gap, the Nigeria gover...Continue Reading »

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  • 22. EFFECT OF SEASON ON AFLATOXINS LOAD OF SELECTED FEEDSTUFFS FOR PIGS IN THE HUMID...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY The consumption of animal protein is very essential for meeting the protein requirement of man for normal growth and healthy development. The protein sources from animal origin are good sources of lysine and sulphur amino acids, which are lower in protein sources from plant origin (Omole, 1991). The shortage of protein, particularly animal p...Continue Reading »

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  • 23. EFFECT OF VARYING LEVELS OF PAWPAW LEAF MEAL (CARICA PAPAYA) ON GROWTH PERFORMAN...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Information High cost of feed emanating from volatility in the macro environment and general unavailability of feed or high cost of feed ingredients, especially protein sources has resulted in declining productivity and profitability for intensive broiler production system. This Scenario has resulted in supply bottlenecks forcing an upsurge in the price ...Continue Reading »

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  • 24. EFFECTS OF BOTANICALS, SOIL AMENDMENTS AND POLYETHYLENE MULCH COLOUR ON ROOT-KNO...

    » INTRODUCTION Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum Mill) is a solanacious plant. The fruit is very rich in essential vitamins and mineral salts (Peet,2001). It generates income to its growers. It is tropical warm season crop, said to have originated in tropical Central and South America(COPR,1983), and it is grown all over Nigeria. The bulk of production is from the dry season cropping particularly under i...Continue Reading »

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  • 25. EFFECTS OF DIETARY VITAMIN C AND VITAMIN E ON THE PERFORMANCE OF LAYING HENS IN ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Human diets in tropical countries such as Nigeria are most often protein poor, both quantitatively and qualitatively (Okeke et al., 1985; Ojewola, et al., 2004). For instance, the contemporary average per capita protein consumption in Nigeria is estimated at 7 10g (Oluremi et al., 2008; Okuneye, 2002). This estimate falls far below the FAO (1997) recommendation of 35g/...Continue Reading »

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  • 26. DETERMINATION OF THE TRUE METABOLIZABLE ENERGY OF SOME NON-CONVENTIONAL AGRO-IND...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background Livestock industry in Nigeria is ridden with myriad of problems, which have resulted to a gross shortage of meat and other animal products (Nworgu, 2002). The animal protein intake shortages in Nigeria observed in the early 1970s has progressively worsened till date. The protein intake of an average Nigerian is about 53.8g with only 6.0 – 8.4g per capu...Continue Reading »

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  • 27. EFFECT OF EJACULATION FREQUENCY AND MANAGEMENT CONDITIONS ON SEMEN QUALITY, FERT...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Food insecurity which is felt in most developing nations including Nigeria over the years has accentuated the already critical animal protein deficiency among human populations. High cost of livestock and poultry has limited the capacity of an average Nigerian to consume adequate quantity and quality of animal protein (Hamzat et al., 2003). ...Continue Reading »

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  • 28. EFFECT OF ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ON PERFORMANCE OF PULLET CHICKS FED DIFFERENT L...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of Study Poultry production has an unquestionable propensity to close the existing gap in animal protein consumption in the country. This according to Ibe (2004) is because of their short gestation and generation intervals, large number, fast growth, greater affordability, ease of raising, absence of taboos to production and consumption and absence of barrier to...Continue Reading »

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  • 29. EFFECT OF PARITY AND BIRTH TYPE ON UDDER CHARACTERISTICS, MILK YIELD AND COMPOSI...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The shortage of animal protein is a common problem facing many tropical countries including Nigeria (FAO, 2003). It was reported by Akinfala et al. (2003), that the supply of animal protein for human consumption in Nigeria was below the demand. Despite the numerous advantages associated with the consumption of animal protein, the minimum intake recommended by FAO (1992...Continue Reading »

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  • 30. CYTOGENETIC SCREENING OF DIFFERENT BREEDS OF RABBIT FOR GROWTH POTENTIALS IN A W...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 GENERAL INTRODUCTION 1.1 INTRODUCTION The total world production of rabbit was estimated to range from 1,311,000 to 1,516,000 tonnes for the top 22 producer countries. From this figure, Italy had 300,000 tonnes, Russia 250,000 tonnes, France 150,000 tonnes, China 120,000 tonnes, Spain 100,000 tonnes, Indonesia 50,000 tonnes, Nigeria 50,000, tonnes, United States 35,000 tonnes and G...Continue Reading »

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  • 31. QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF FEED INGREDIENTS UTILIZED IN FEED FORMULATION ARE THE DE...

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Feeds and feeding is an integral part of pig production that claim between 60 75% cost of production and at the same time dictates the production strength and quality based on the observed feeding regime and feeding quality. Quality and quantity of feed ingredients utilized in feed formulation are the determinant of feed quality. These ingredients could be grouped as main ...Continue Reading »

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  • 32. EFFECT OF LEAF EXTRACT ON THE PERFORMANCE AND SOME BLOOD PARAMETERS OF BOILER CH...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The utilization of leaves and leaf extracts in animal production is gradually being accepted. Some leaf extracts have shown to have some appetizing and digestion stimulating properties, some of the leaf extracts have also been shown to have anti parasitic, anti diarrhoeric, anti microbial, antidiabetic and some other beneficial properties. According to Ezekweusils et a...Continue Reading »

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  • 33. SAPONIN: ITS OCCURENCE IN PLANT AND NUTRITIONAL IMPLICATIONS IN FARM ANIMALS

    » CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Tropical countries are faced with a perennial problem of inadequate quantity and quality of ruminant feeds, especially during the long dry season (Kayouli, 1997). Feeding cost is one of the major problems in the economic balance of livestock farmer. In most of the semi arid Mediterranean regions, animal feed production is difficult and farmer purchase expensive concentrate...Continue Reading »

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  • 34. THE EFFECTS OF DIETARY SYNTHETIC AMINO ACID (LYSINE) LEVELS ON GROWTH AND FEED U...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION In Nigeria, fish alone contributes on the average 20 – 25% per caput animal intake and could be as high as 80% in coastal and reverine communities (Food and Agriculture Organisation, 2000). Tobor (1992) and Ajana (2002) reported that the average annual demand for fish in Nigeria between 1995 and 2000 was estimated at 1.22 million metric tonnes and that this might...Continue Reading »

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  • 35. EVALUATION OF GROWTH TRAITS AND SEMEN QUALITY USING BIOCHEMICAL AND IGF-1 AS A M...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION The poultry industry is a versatile business in Nigeria but the development has been to the detriment of the indigenous birds which have been neglected and not properly managed (Adebambo et al., 1999). The indigenous chickens (Gallus domesticus) have been kept in Africa for many generations in subsistence systems. The Nigerian indigenous chicken constitutes between 80 ...Continue Reading »

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  • 36. AVAILABILITY, ACCESS AND UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES A...

    » Background Information The sustainable production of food is the first pillar of food security; and millions of women work as farmers, farm workers and natural resource managers. In doing so, they contribute to national agricultural output, maintenance of the environment and family food security (Onyemobi, 2000). According to Nnadozie and Ibe (2000), women play very significant roles in Nigeria ag...Continue Reading »

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  • 37. EFFECTS OF QUANTITATIVE FEED RESTRICTION WITH OR WITHOUT ENZYME SUPPLEMENTATION ...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION Poultry production has the potentials to contribute meaningfully to the economic growth of any country. In Nigeria for instance, the poultry subsector has contributed greatly to the improvement of the national economy in terms of job creation, Gross Domestic Products as well as food security. This is evident in as high as 10% of Nigerians directly engaged in the supply...Continue Reading »

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  • 38. NUTRITIONAL PHYSIOCHEMICAL AND MICROBIAL CONTENT OF BOMBAX COSTA-TUM LEAVES

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.0. INTRODUCTION: Plants have been an important source of medicine for thousands of years. Even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that up to 80% of people still rely primarily on traditional remedies such as herbs for their medicines. The medicinal value of these plants is due to the presence of a variety of phytochemicals and their elemental composition. The role o...Continue Reading »

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  • 39. EFFECTS OF THREE TYPES OF FEEDS OF LAYING HENS ON PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 INTRODUCTION The knowledge of factors of production makes us to understand that rent is the reward of land, wages and salary reward for labour, interest is for capital so as the profit is the reward of entrepreneurship. Maximization of profit is ongoing topic of interest by the producer of poultry product .these producers are concerned about how birds are to be fed and types of fee...Continue Reading »

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  • 40. THE EFFECT OF STORAGE METHODS ON EGG QUALITY AND ORGANOLEPTIC PROPERTIES OF BROW...

    » CHAPTER ONE 1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Eggs (like other agricultural products) are perishable and consequently require proper and effective storage to reduce post harvest losses. Eggs are delicacies relished in both rural and urban areas with chicken eggs being the most popularly produced and consumed (Fasina et al., 2012). Eggs are highly palatable and can be prepared or utilized in a number of ...Continue Reading »

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