Chemical composition, rumen degradation, and gas production characteristics of some multipurpose fodder trees and shrubs during wet and dry seasons in the humid tropics
Studies on multipurpose fodder trees and shrubs in West Africa: variation in determinants of forage quality in Albizia and Paraserianthes species
The results suggest that A. lebbeck and A. saman provenances used in this study have relatively higher feed value than A. procera and P. falcataria.
Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) for food and fodder in crop-livestock systems : forage and seed yields, chemical composition and rumen degradation of leaf and stem fractions of 38 cultivars
Early growth and seasonal chemical composition of three indigenous multipurpose tree species (MPTS) in Abeokuta, Nigeria
The gas production values and the fermentation parameters indicated the presence of potentially degradable nutrients in the MPTS, which underscores the importance of the tree species as sources of nutrient for ruminant animals during the dry season.
Seasonal dynamics in dry matter degradation of browse in cattle, sheep and goats
Effect of Two Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Fodder Cultivars as Supplements on Voluntary Intake; Milk Yield and Manure Production of Bunaji Cows
The feeding of dual-purpose forage legumes residues could enhance milk production in lactating Zebu cows by exploring other ways of improving feed residue utilization in the dry season.
Variation in soil strength, bulk density and gravel concentration along a toposequence in Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria
This study was carried out at Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria, to understand the variation in soil strength, gravel distribution, and bulk density along a toposequence. In 2003, a 120-m transect on a…
Fodder production responses to pruning height and fodder quality of some trees and shrubs in a forest-savanna transition zone in southwestern Nigeria
Based on fodder production and quality, Albizia niopoides were the most promising species for the development of animal agroforestry technologies in the west African forest-savanna transition zone and similar environments in the tropics.
Effect of nine years of animal waste deposition on profile distribution of heavy metals in Abeokuta, south-western Nigeria and its implication for environmental quality.
Forage from cropping systems as dry season supplements for sheep
Three forage legume hays ( Stylosanthes guianensis, Lablab purpureus and Aeschynomene histrix) were compared by feeding them as supplements for yearling West African dwarf rams to assess performance and organic matter digestibility and nitrogen retention.