Titus Jairus Zindove

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The objective of the study was to assess the dimensionality of seven linear traits (body condition score, body stature, body length, heart girth, navel height, body depth and flank circumference) in Nguni cows using factor analysis and indicate the relationship between the extracted latent variables and calving interval (CI) and age at first calving (AFC).(More)
T.J. Zindove, E.F. Dzomba, A.T. Kanengoni & M. Chimonyo 1 Discipline of Animal and Poultry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa 2 Discipline of Genetics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg 3209, South Africa 3 Agricultural Research Council, Animal Breeding(More)
The objective of the study was to determine the response in feed intake and performance of pigs fed on incremental levels of polyethylene glycol (PEG). Forty-eighty male F1 hybrid pigs were randomly allotted to six diets containing 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 g/kg of PEG, respectively. Acacia tortilis leaf meal was included at a rate of 150 g/kg. Each diet was(More)
The association of six linear type traits with calving interval, abortions, incidence of stillbirths and pre-weaning losses in Nguni cows in semi-arid and sub-humid communal areas was investigated. It was hypothesised that the odds of a cow having caving interval greater than 1 year, aborting, experiencing stillbirths or losing a calf from calving to(More)
The objective of the study was to compare trait preferences of Nguni cattle owners located in semi-arid and sub-humid environments. Data were collected from a total of 300 Nguni cattle-owning households using structured questionnaires, 150 households from each environment. Stature, body depth and body length were preferred more in sub-humid areas than in(More)
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