SA Journal of Animal Science

Issue: 1
2 006, Volume 36, Issue 1
Title Page Author(s)
Polymorphism of the H-FABP, MC4R and ADD1 genes in the Meishan and four other pig populations in China 1 - 6 C.L. Li, Y.C. Pan and H. Meng
Comparison of in situ nutrient disappearance of alternative maize milling by-product feeds in lactating dairy cows 7 - 12 M.A. Bal and R.D. Shaver
Effect of storage temperature on the quality of eggs from conjugated linoleic acid-fed laying hens 13 - 19 R. Aydin
Potential benefit of trace element supplementation of sheep on a low level of nutrition 20 - 27 M.C. Cronjé, J.B.J. van Ryssen and R.J. Coertze
The potential of the weed, Commelina diffusa L., as a fodder crop for ruminants (Short communication) 28 - 32 T.P. Lanyasunya, Wang, H. Rong, S.A. Abdulrazak, E.A. Mukisira and Zhang jie
The effect of herd of origin by year on post-weaning traits of young beef bulls at centralized testing centres in South Africa 33 - 39 K.A. Nephawe, A. Maiwashe and H.E. Theron
The effects of dietary energy and protein concentrations on ostrich skin quality (Short communication) 40 - 44 S.W.P. Cloete, S.J. van Schalkwyk, T.S. Brand, L.C. Hoffman and C.J. Nel
Abrupt or gradual increases in photoperiod for broiler breeders 45 - 49 P.D. Lewis and R.M. Gous
Rate of inbreeding and effective population size in four major South African dairy cattle breeds 50 - 57 A. Maiwashe, K.A. Nephawe, R.R. van der Westhuizen, B.E. Mostert and H.E. Theron
Test-day models for South African dairy cattle for participation in international evaluations 58 - 70 B.E. Mostert, H.E. Theron, F.H.J. Kanfer and E. van Marle-Köster

Issue: 2
2 006, Volume 36, Issue 2
Title Page Author(s)
Comparison of breeding values and genetic trends for production traits estimated by a Lactation Model and a Fixed Regression Tes 71 - 78 B.E. Mostert, H.E. Theron, F.H.J. Kanfer and E. van Marle-Köster
Heritability of live weight and condition score in a Holstein herd and correlations with milk traits - preliminary estimates 79 - 88 C.J.C. Muller, S.W.P. Cloete, J.J. Olivier, J.A. Botha and H. de Waal
Influence of reproduction traits and pre-weaning growth rate on herd efficiency of different beef breed types in an arid sub-tro 89 - 98 I. du Plessis, L.C. Hoffman and F.J. Calitz
The effect of long-term feeding of conjugated linoleic acid on fertility in Japanese quail 99 - 104 R. Aydin, M. Karaman, H.H.C. Toprak, A.K. Ozugur, D. Aydin and T. Cicek
The effect of concentrate supplementation on the productivity of grazing Jersey cows on a pasture based system 105 - 110 R. Meeske, A. Rothauge, G.D. van der Merwe and J.F. Greyling
In vitro degradability and gas production parameters of Sericea lespedeza (Lespedeza cuneata) mixed with varying types and level 111 - 121 J.O. Ouda, I.V. Nsahlai and P.M. Mahundu
QTL analysis of production traits on SSC3 in a Large White x Meishan pig resource family (Short communication) 122 - 125 B. Zuo, Y.Z. Xiong, Y.H. Su, C.Y. Deng, M.G. Lei, F.E. Li, R. Zheng and S.W. Jiang
Utilisation of synthetic amino acids by broiler breeder hens 126 - 134 M.K. Nonis and R.M. Gous
Effect of an herbal essential oil mixture on growth and internal organ weight of broilers from young and old breeder flocks 135 - 141 M. Cabuk, M. Bozkurt, A. Alcicek, Y. Akbas and K. Kücükyilmaz
Genetic association between sexual maturity and weekly live-weights in laying-type Japanese quail 142 - 148 M. Sezer, E. Berberoglu and Z. Ulutas

Issue: 3
2 006, Volume 36, Issue 3
Title Page Author(s)
Performance and health of dairy calves fed limited amounts of acidified milk replacer 149 - 154 O. Güler, M. Yanar, B. Bayram and J. Metin
A preliminary study on the application of image analysis for the measurement of ostrich eggshell traits (Short communication) 155 - 159 S.W.P. Cloete Jr, A.J. Scholtz, Z. Brand and S.W.P. Cloete
Genetic variation in nodule size at different sites on the skins of slaughter ostriches (Short communication) 160 - 164 S.W.P. Cloete, S.J. van Schalkwyk, A. Engelbrecht and L.C. Hoffman
Adjustment of heterogeneous variances and a calving year effect in test-day models for national genetic evaluation of dairy catt 165 - 174 B.E. Mostert, H.E. Theron, F.H.J. Kanfer and E. van Marle-Köster
Substituting maize grain with barley grain in concentrates fed to Jersey cows grazing kikuyu-ryegrass pasture 175 - 180 M. Lehmann and R. Meeske
The effect of hemi-orchidectomy on reproductive traits of boars 181 - 188 D.O. Umesiobi
Effect of dietary thyme oil and vitamin E on growth, lipid oxidation, meat fatty acid composition and serum lipoproteins of broi 189 - 196 S.C. Bolukbasi, M.K. Erhan and A. Ozkan
Effect of hot-deboning on the physical quality characteristics of ostrich meat 197 - 208 S.St.C. Botha, L.C. Hoffman and T.J. Britz
Polymorphism of the pig pre-implantation protein 3 (prei3) gene and its association with litter size traits 209 - 214 B.Y. Niu, Y.Z. Xiong, F.E. Li, C.Y. Deng, S.W. Jiang, L.Z. Ye, J. Wang, S.H. Ding and W.H. Guo

Issue: 4
2 006, Volume 36, Issue 4
Title Page Author(s)
Effect of a dietary essential oil mixture on performance of laying hens 215 - 221 M. Cabuk, M. Bozkurt, A. Alcicek, A.U. Cath and K.H.C. Baser
Efficacy of different adsorbents in reducing the toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 in broiler diets 222 - 228 M. Denli and F. Okan
Reproductive performance of Karakul ewes following different oestrous synchronisation treatments outside the natural breeding se 229 - 234 M. Safdarian, M. Kafi and M. Hashemi
Raw and heat-treated culban (Vicia peregrina) seed as protein source for mirror carp (Cyprinus carpio) fingerlings 235 - 242 H.M. Buyukcapar and A. Kamalak
Correlation between an oestrogen receptor gene and reproductive traits in purebred and crossbred pig populations (Short communic 243 - 247 F.E. Li., C.Y. Deng, S.W. Jiang, M.G. Lei, B. Zuo, R. Zheng, J.L. Li, D.Q. Xu and Y.Z. Xiong
Excretal Near Infrared Reflectance Spectrometry to monitor the nutrient content of diets of grazing young ostriches (Struthio ca 248 - 256 S. Landau, R. Nitzan, D. Barkai and L. Dvash
A self-limiting complete feed changes forage intake and animal performance of growing meat goats (Short communication) 257 - 260 B. Payne, J. Crenwelge, B.D. Lambert and J.P. Muir
Estimation of the additive and dominance variances in South African Landrace pigs 261 - 268 D. Norris, L. Varona, D.P. Visser, H.E. Theron, S.F. Voordewind and E.A. Nesamvuni
An isolation, polymorphism and trait association study of bovine GAD1 and GAL genes 269 - 274 H. Guo, K. Li, W-S. Liu, H-D. Li, S-Z. Xu, H-Y. Ren and X. Gao
Genetic parameters for weaning weight of Kenyan Boran cattle accounting for direct-maternal genetic covariances 275 - 281 C.B. Wasike, E.D. Ilatsia, J.M.K. Ojango and A.K. Kahi

Issue: 5
2 006, Volume 36, Issue 5 SASAS Congress 2006
Title Page Author(s)
Validating the breeding value for maternal preweaning gain in beef cattle with measured milk production 1 - 5 M.D. MacNeil, V.R. Leesburg and T.B. Mott
Genetic parameters for growth traits in South African Limousin cattle 6 - 9 M. van Niekerk and F.W.C. Neser
Wet faeces produced by sheep fed dried spineless cactus pear cladodes in balanced diets 10 - 13 H.O. de Waal, D.C. Zeeman and W.J. Combrinck
Plasma free amino acid profiles of Boer goat bucks as influenced by two feeding regimens 14 - 17 A.M. Almeida, L.M.J. Schwalbach, H.O. de Waal, J.P.C. Greyling and L.A. Cardoso
Selenium (Se) supplementation on the Se status of dairy cows in the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal 18 - 21 J.B.J. van Ryssen and E.D. O'Dell
A developing country perspective on recent developments in 22 - 25 M.M. Scholtz and J. Mamabolo
Effect of selection for lean growth on gonadal development of commercial pig genotypes in South Africa 26 - 29 E.C. Webb, L.M. Phiri and E. Pieterse
Superovulatory response in Boer goats pre-treated with a GnRH agonist outside the natural breeding season 30 - 33 K.C. Lehloenya, J.P.C. Greyling, L.M.J. Schwalbach and S. Grobler
Crude protein changes on grassland along a degradation gradient in a semi-arid climate 34 - 37 H.A. Snyman
Estimating grassland production loss due to fire for a semi-arid climate 38 - 41 H.A. Snyman
Effects of vitrification and post-thawing interval on the cytoskeleton and subsequent fertilization rate of in vitro derived bov 42 - 45 T.L. Nedambale, F. Du, J. Xu, X.C. Tian and X. Yang
Effect of different grazing pressure by lambs grazing Lolium perenne and Dactylis glomerata pastures during spring on: 1. Diet q 46 - 49 W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, N.H. Casey and R.J. Coertze
Effect of different grazing pressures by lambs grazing Lolium perenne and Dactylis glomerata pastures during spring on: 2. Intak 50 - 53 W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, N.H. Casey and R.J. Coertze
Ruminal degradation and in vitro gas production characteristics of foliage from Atriplex species and Cassia sturtii 54 - 58 W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, P.J. Vermaak, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze
The effect of supplementary light on certain productive parameters of young beef bulls fed intensively 59 - 62 P.J. Fourie, D.J. Maasz and D.O. Umesiobi
Superovulatory response of Boer goat does pre-treated with a GnRH-agonist during the natural breeding season 63 - 66 K.C. Lehloenya, J.P.C. Greyling, L.M.J. Schwalbach and S. Grobler
Intake and in vivo digestibility of Indigofera forage compared to Medicago sativa and Leucaena leucocephala by sheep 67 - 70 Abubeker Hassen, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and T.J. Tjelele
Growth performance of indigenous chickens under intensive management conditions in Northwest Ethiopia 71 - 73 Halima Hassen, F.W.C. Neser, A. de Kock and E. Van Marle-Köster
Fermentation in the rumen of sheep fed Atriplex nummularia cv. De Kock supplemented with incremental levels of barley and maize 74 - 77 C.J.L. du Toit, W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze
In vitro digestibility and in situ degradability of avocado meal and macadamia waste products in sheep 78 - 81 A Skenjana, J.B.J. van Ryssen and W.A. van Niekerk
A comparison of the growth performance of exotic and indigenous chickens in Lesotho 86 - 89 A.M. Nthimo, F.W.C. Neser, W.O. Odenya and M.D. Fair
Regional differences in growth parameters between two impala populations 90 - 94 I. du Plessis, C.C. van der Waal, R.R. van Wyk, E.C. Webb, B. Kritzinger and J. van den Berg
Influence of particle size distribution on in vivo and in vitro limestone solubility 95 - 98 F.H. de Witt, H.J. van der Merwe, J.P. Hayes and M.D. Fair
Effects of high dietary energy level on the cryotolerance of ram semen 99 - 102 L.M.J. Schwalbach, N. Bester and J.P.C. Greyling
Inbreeding in the South African Brahman breed 103 - 106 B.A. Pico, J.B. van Wyk and F.W.C. Neser
An investigation into the possibility of a Genotype by Environmental interaction for milk production in the South African Jersey 107 - 110 D.J. van Niekerk, F.W.C. Neser and J. van der Westhuizen