SA Journal of Animal Science

Issue: 1
2 009, Volume 39, Issue 1
Title Page Author(s)
Supplementary heat requirements when brooding tom turkey poults 1 - 9 S. Gencoglan, C. Gencoglan and A. Akyuz
Genetic analysis of Test Day Milk Yields of Brown Swiss cattle raised at Konuklar State Farm in Turkey, using MTDFREML (Short co 10 - 14 U. Zulkadir and I. Aytekin
Milk production potential of two ryegrass cultivars with different total non-structural carbohydrate contents 15 - 21 R. Meeske, P.R. Botha, G.D. van der Merwe, J.F. Greyling, C. Hopkins and J.P. Marais
Estimation of sustained peak yield interval of dairy cattle lactation curves using a broken-line regression approach 22 - 29 S. Sahinler
Effect of qualitative feed restriction on energy metabolism and nitrogen retention in sheep 30 - 34 A. Kamalzadeh, W.J. Koops and A. Kiasat
Genetic parameter estimates for functional herd life for the South African Jersey breed using a multiple trait linear model (Sho 40 - 44 J. du Toit, J.B. van Wyk and A. Maiwashe
Effects of season and regulated photoperiod on the reproductive performance of sows 45 - 54 T.C. Chokoe and F.K. Siebrits
Analysis of stayability in South African Angus cattle using a threshold model 55 - 60 A. Maiwashe, K.A. Nephawe and H.E. Theron
Genetic diversity and relationships among indigenous Mozambican cattle breeds 61 - 72 I. Bessa, I. Pinheiro, M. Matola, K. Dzama, A. Rocha and P. Alexandrino
Genetic parameter estimation of 16-month live weight and objectively measured wool traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock 73 - 82 P.A. Matebesi, S.W.P. Cloete and J.B. van Wyk
Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 5'-flanking region of the prolactin gene and the association with reproduction traits i 83 - 87 R.S. Jiang, L.L. Zhang, Z.Y. Geng, T. Yang and S.S. Zhang
Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the 5'-flanking region of the prolactin gene and the association with reproduction traits i 83 - 87 R.S. Jiang, L.L. Zhang, Z.Y. Geng, T. Yang and S.S. Zhang

Issue: 2
2 009, Volume 39, Issue 2
Title Page Author(s)
Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 1. Environmental factors affecting calf growth traits 89 - 97 L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus
Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 2. Genetic parameters and genotype x environment interaction for calf growt 98 - 105 L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus
Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 3. Selection applied and response in calf growth traits 106 - 113 L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus
Long-term selection experiment with Afrikaner cattle 4. Cow fertility and calf survival 114 - 126 L.M. Beffa, J.B. van Wyk and G.J. Erasmus
Investigation of effects of three candidate genes on leg action and fat deposition traits in pigs (Short communication) 127 - 130 M.L. Makgahlela, B. Fan, Z.-Q. Du and M.F. Rothschild
In vitro biological activity of tannins from Acacia and other tree fruits: Correlations with colorimetric and gravimetric phenol 131 - 143 V. Mlambo, F.L. Mould, T. Smith, E. Owen, J.L.N. Sikosana and I. Mueller-Harvey
Effects of novel feed additives in wheat based diets on performance, carcass and intestinal tract characteristics of quail 144 - 157 S. Sarica, M. Corduk, G.F. Yarim, G. Yenisehirli and U. Karatas
Apparent and true amino acid digestibility of artemia meal in broiler chicks (Short communication) 158 - 162 F. Aghakhanian, A. Zarei, H. Lotfollahian and N. Eila
Estimation of growth curve parameters in Konya Merino sheep (Short communication) 163 - 168 I. Keskin, B. Dag, V. Sariyel and M. Gokmen

Issue: 3
2 009, Volume 39, Issue 3
Title Page Author(s)
The effect of age at photostimulation of male broiler breeders on testes growth and the attainment of sexual maturity 169 - 175 N.C. Tyler and R.M. Gous
Genetic parameters for subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock 176 - 187 P.A. Matebesi, J.B. van Wyk and S.W.P. Cloete
Relationships of subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits with objectively measured wool and live weight traits in the 188 - 196 P.A. Matebesi, J.B. van Wyk and S.W.P. Cloete
The effect of single or combined dietary supplementation of prebiotics, organic acid and probiotics on performance and slaughter 197 - 205 M. Bozkurt, K. Küçükyılmaz, A.U. Çatlı and M. Çınar
Effect of bleeding method and low voltage electrical stimulation on meat quality of ostriches 206 - 213 L.C. Hoffman, S.W.P. Cloete, S.J. van Schalkwyk and S.St.C. Botha
Effect of location of eggs in the incubator on hatchability of eggs from Bronze turkey breeders of different ages 214 - 222 M. Ozcelik, F. Ekmen and O. Elmaz
Effect of dietary mannan oligosaccharide with or without oregano essential oil and hop extract supplementation on the performanc 223 - 232 M. Bozkurt, K. Kücükyılmaz, A.U. Catlı and M. Cınar
The influence of fat score and fat trimming on primal cut composition of South African lamb 233 - 242 P.E. Strydom, S.M. van Heerden, H.C. Schönfeldt, R. Kruger and M.F. Smith
Comparative digestive ability and rumen microbial community of N’Dama and N’Dama x Jersey cattle fed different diets 243 - 251 F.S. Nouala, S. Muetzel, E. Hoffmann and K. Becker

Issue: 4
2 009, Volume 39, Issue 4
Title Page Author(s)
Genetic parameters for ostrich incubation traits in South Africa 253 - 259 Z. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, I.A. Malecki and C.R. Brown
Non-linear model analysis of categorical traits related to female reproduction efficiency in beef cattle 260 - 266 T. Rust, S.J. Schoeman, J. van der Westhuizen and J.B. van Wyk
Developmental differences in carcass, meat quality and muscle fibre characteristics between the Landrace and a Chinese native pi 267 - 273 Fawen Dai, Dingyuan Feng, Qingyun Cao, Hui Ye, Changmin Zhang, Weiguang Xia and Jianjun Zuo
Dietary vitamin E (α-tocopheryl acetate) and organic selenium supplementation: performance and antioxidant status of broilers fe 274 - 285 H. Basmacıoğlu Malayoğlu, S. Özkan, S. Koçtürk, G. Oktay and M. Ergül
The effect of porcine somatotropin (pST) and gender on production parameters and tissue yield of pigs slaughtered at 135 kg live 286 - 295 E. Pieterse, I.C. Swarts and L.C. Hoffman
Sex of calf and age of dam adjustment factors for birth and weaning weight in Tswana and Composite beef cattle breeds in Botswan 296 - 300 K. Raphaka and K. Dzama
Body weight, scrotal circumference and testosterone concentration in young Boer goat males born during the dry or rainy seasons 301 - 306 F.Q.G. Bezerra, C.R. Aguiar Filho, L.M. Freitas Neto, E.R. Santos Junior, R.M. Chaves, E.M.P. Azevedo, M.H.B. Santos, P.F. Lima and M.A.L. Oliveira
Mortality determination and gender identification of conceptuses in pregnancies of Santa Ines ovine by ultrasound 307 - 312 E.P.B.X. Moraes, L.M. Freitas Neto, C.R. Aguiar Filho, F.Q.G. Bezerra, M.H.B. Santos, J.P. Neves, P.F. Lima and M.A.L. Oliveira
Feed efficiency and carcass and meat quality characteristics of bulls finished on diets containing varied proportions of wheat s 313 - 320 S. Yüksel, M. Yanar, L. Turgut, A. Özlütürk, S. Kopuzlu and E. Sezgin
Genetic parameter estimates for tick resistance in Bonsmara cattle 321 - 327 M.A. Budeli, K.A. Nephawe, D. Norris, N.W. Selapa, L. Bergh and A. Maiwashe
Fatty acid and cholesterol content, chemical composition and sensory evaluation of horsemeat (Short communication) 328 - 332 I.B. Tonial, A.C. Aguiar, C.C. Oliveira, E.G. Bonnafé, J.V. Visentainer and N.E. de Souza
Identification of gene variation within porcine PRDM16 gene and its association with fat and loin muscle area (Short communicati 333 - 336 P.X. Niu, S.H. Zhao and B. Fan
Effect of Megasphaera elsdenii NCIMB 41125 drenching on health and performance of steers fed high and low roughage diets in the 337 - 348 K-J. Leeuw, F.K. Siebrits, P.H. Henning and H.H. Meissner
Effect of niacin supplementation on performance and blood parameters of Holstein cows 349 - 354 K. Karkoodi and K. Tamizrad
Lack of polymorphism in the oocyte derived growth factor (GDF9) gene in the Shal breed of sheep 355 - 360 M. Ghaffari, A. Nejati-Javaremi and G. Rahimi-Mianji

Issue: 5
2 009, Volume 39, Issue 5 WCAP Supplement
Title Page Author(s)
Relationship between fatness and puberty in Black Indigenous and SA Landrace gilts 1 - 5 P.C. Coetzee and N.H. Casey
Optimum growth rate of Belgian Blue double-muscled replacement heifers 6 - 10 L.O. Fiems and D.L. De Brabander
Influence of dietary lipid sources on sensory characteristics of broiler meat 11 - 14 A. Hugo, S.P. Els, C. Bothma, F.H. de Witt, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair
The effect of breed type and lactation status on reproductive performance in Awassi ewes 15 - 18 R.T. Kridli, A.Y. Abdullah and M.Q. Husein
Reproductive performance of two sow lines under arid climatic conditions 19 - 23 E. Lutaaya, A. Nakafeero and S. Nemaire
Relationships between cock semen viability and the fertility of artificially inseminated South African indigenous chicken breeds 24 - 28 J.T. Molekwa and D.O. Umesiobi
Effect of saponified high fat sunflower oilcake and lipoic acid on fat quality of lambs 29 - 32 F.K. Siebrits, A. Makgekgenene and A. Hugo
Diet selection by Nguni goats in the Zululand Thornveld 33 - 36 N.A.D. Basha, P.F. Scogings and I.V. Nsahlai
Effect of limestone particle size on egg production and eggshell quality of hens during late production 37 - 40 F.H. de Witt, N.P. Kuleile, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair
Effect of limestone particle size on bone quality characteristics of hens at end-of-lay 41 - 44 F.H. de Witt, N.P. Kuleile, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair
Effect of dietary lipid sources on production performance of broilers 45 - 48 F.H. de Witt, S.P. Els, H.J. van der Merwe, A. Hugo and M.D. Fair
Influence of dietary lipid sources on carcass traits of broilers 49 - 52 F.H. de Witt, S.P. Els, A. Hugo, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair
Feed utilization and growth of Dorper wethers on Opuntia-based diets 53 - 57 O.B. Einkamerer, H.O. de Waal, W.J. Combrinck and M.D. Fair
Simplification of urea treatment method of wheat straw for its better adoption by the farmers 58 - 61 M.A. Jabbar, H. Muzafar, F.M. Khattak1, T.N. Pasha and A. Khalique
Effect of All-lac xcl 5x, Acid-pak 2x, Bio-mos® and Zinc Bacitracin on nutrient digestibility and gastrointestinal morphology of 62 - 64 A.M. Ngxumeshe and R.M. Gous
Growth, haematological and biochemical responses of growing lambs injected with growth hormone and supplemented with calcium soa 65 - 68 A.N.M. Nour El-Din, S.Z. El-Zarkouny, H. Ghobashy, E.I. Abdel-Gawad and D.J. Kesler
Determining the optimum temperature for dry extrusion of full-fat soyabeans 69 - 72 D. Palic, F.K. Siebrits and S.E. Coetzee
Sample preparation of Medicago sativa L. hay for chemical analysis 73 - 76 G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe and T.P. Tylutki
A Bayesian approach to the Japanese Black cattle carcass genetic evaluation 77 - 80 A. Arakawa, H. Iwaisaki and K. Anada
Growth and slaughter characteristics of Ankole cattle and its Boran and Friesian crossbreds 81 - 85 D. Asizua, D. Mpairwe, F. Kabi, D. Mutetikka and J. Madsen
Prospects of performing multiple-country comparison of dairy sires for countries not participating in Interbull international ge 86 - 89 A. Loberg, H. Jorjani, W.F. Fikse
Genetic relationships between calving interval and linear type traits in South African Holstein and Jersey cattle 90 - 92 M.L. Makgahlela, B.E. Mostert and C.B. Banga
Characterization of sheep populations of Kenya using microsatellite markers: Implications for conservation and management of ind 93 - 96 A.W.T. Muigai, A.M. Okeyo, A.K. Kwallah, D. Mburu and O. Hanotte
Association of the polymorphism in the 5’ flanking region of the ovine IGF-I gene with growth traits in the Baluchi sheep 97 - 101 Mojtaba Tahmoorespur, Mehdi Vafaye Valeh, Mohammad Reza Nassiry, Alireza Heravi Moussavi and Maziar Ansary
Non-genetic and genetic factors influencing growth performance in Murrah Buffalos 102 - 106 A.K. Thiruvenkadan, S. Panneerselvam and R. Rajendran
Genetic and non-genetic factors affecting body weight in Tellicherry goats 107 - 111 A.K. Thiruvenkadan, M. Murugan, K. Karunanithi, J. Muralidharan and K. Chinnamani
Economic values for dairy production traits under different milk payment systems in South Africa 112 - 115 C.B. Banga, F.W.C. Neser, J. van der Westhuizen and D.J. Garrick
A systems approach to the South African dairy industry 116 - 120 M.M. Scholtz and S.M. Grobler
A comparative study on growth performance of crossbred and purebred Mecheri sheep raised under dry land farming conditions 121 - 125 A.K. Thiruvenkadan, K. Karunanithi, M.Murugan, K.Arunachalam and R. Narendra Babu
A comparison between hominy chop and defatted maize germ meal as the main energy source in diets of feedlot steers 126 - 129 K-J. Leeuw, H.H. Meissner and D. Palic
Herbage yield in Signalgrass pastures as affected by grazing management 130 - 132 G.J. Braga, J.N. Portela, C.G.S. Pedreira, V.B.O. Leite and E.A. Oliveira
Fractional rate of degradation (kd) of starch in the rumen and its relation to in vivo rumen and total digestibility 133 - 136 T. Hvelplund, M. Larsen, P. Lund and M.R. Weisbjerg
Factors influencing energy demand in dairy farming 137 - 140 S. Kraatz, W. Berg and R. Brunsch
The effect of dietary ionophores on feedlot performance of lambs 141 - 144 M.M. Price, O.B. Einkamerer, F.H. de Witt, J.P.C. Greyling and M.D. Fair
Multi-trait and random regression mature weight heritability and breeding value estimates in Nelore cattle 145 - 148 A.A. Boligon, M.E.Z. Mercadante, F. Baldi, R.B. Lôbo and L.G. Albuquerque
Effect of dietary lipid sources on lipid oxidation of broiler meat 149 - 152 A. Hugo, S.P. Els, F.H. de Witt, H.J. van der Merwe and M.D. Fair
Effect of lignin type on extent and rate of neutral detergent fibre digestion and potential energy yield 153 - 156 E. Raffrenato, P.J. van Soest and M.E. van Amburgh
Rate of intake in wethers fed a temperate pasture with different feeding schedules and supplemented or not with additives 157 - 160 A. Pérez-Ruchel, J.L. Repetto, M. Michelini, L. Pérez, G. Soldini and C. Cajarville
Reduction of forces on the teats by single tube guiding in conventional milking parlours 161 - 164 S. Rose-Meierhöfer, R. Brunsch and M. Jakob
Estimation of genetic parameters of test day fat and protein yields in Brazilian Holstein cattle using an autoregressive multipl 165 - 168 C.N. Costa, J. Carvalheira, J.A. Cobuci, A.F. Freitas and G. Thompson
Effects of total dissolved solids on the accumulation of Br, As and Pb from drinking water in tissues of selected organs in broi 169 - 172 M.C. Mamabolo, J.A. Meyer and N.H. Casey
Effect of supplementary feed and stocking rate on the production of ostriches grazing irrigated lucerne pasture 173 - 178 M. Strydom, T.S. Brand, B.B. Aucamp and J.M. van Heerden
The nutritive value of South African Medicago sativa L. hay 179 - 182 G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe and T.P. Tylutki
Prediction of chemical composition of South African Medicago sativa L. hay from a near infrared reflectance spectroscopy spectra 183 - 183 G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe and T.P. Tylutki
Evaluation of models for assessing Medicago sativa L. hay quality 188 - 192 G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe and T.P. Tylutki
Can repeated superovulation and embryo recovery in Boer goats limit donor participation in a MOET programme? 193 - 197 K.C. Lehloenya, J.P.C. Greyling and S. Grobler
Effect of cryoprotectant on the cryopreservation of South African Kolbroek pig semen 198 - 201 M.H Mapeka, K.C. Lehloenya, T.L. Nedambale and B. Sutherland
Modelling the long-term consequences of undernutrition of cows grazing semi-arid range for the growth of their progeny 202 - 205 F.D. Richardson
Production and breeding performance of South African dairy herds 206 - 210 H.E. Theron and B.E. Mostert
The influence of supplementary light on Dorper lambs fed intensively 211 - 214 P.J. Fourie, P.J.A. Vos and S.S. Abiola
Influence of dietary energy level on the production of breeding ostriches 215 - 218 T.R. Olivier, T.S. Brand and Z. Brand
Improving the quality of wool through the use of gene markers 219 - 223 T.O. Itenge, J.G.H. Hickford, R.H.J. Forrest, G.W. McKenzie and C.M. Frampton
Effect of heat stress on six beef breeds in the Zastron district: The significance of breed, coat colour and coat type 224 - 228 L.A. Foster, P.J. Fourie and F.W.C. Neser
Silage fermentation attributes and certain rumen parameters in sheep fed two grass silages harvested at different stages of matu 229 - 233 Abubeker Hassen, W.A. van Niekerk and F.M. Bechaz
Influence of grass species and stage of maturity at ensiling on intake and partial digestibility by sheep 234 - 237 W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen and F.M. Bechaz
Influence of species/cultivar and season on the quality of Atriplex grown at different sites in South Africa 238 - 241 W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, P.J. Vermaak and R.J. Coertze
The effect of breed on the survivability and motility rate of cryopreserved cock semen 242 - 245 M.B. Makhafola, K.C. Lehloenya, M.L. Mphaphathi, A. Dinnyes and T.L. Nedambale
Rumen pH and NH3-N concentration of sheep fed temperate pastures supplemented with sorghum grain 246 - 250 M. Aguerre, J.L. Repetto, A. Pérez-Ruchel, A. Mendoza, G. Pinacchio and C. Cajarville
Dry matter intake and digestibility of temperate pastures supplemented with sorghum grain in wethers and heifers 251 - 255 M. Aguerre, C. Cajarville, V. Machado, G. Persak, S. Bambillasca and J.L. Repetto
Heat Stress in Tunisia: Effects on dairy cows and potential means for its alleviation 256 - 259 M. Ben Salem and R. Bouraoui
Growth and development of the reproductive organs of female breeding ostriches 260 - 262 T.R. Olivier, T.S. Brand and R.M. Gous
Heat tolerance of Nelore, Senepol x Nelore and Angus x Nelore heifers in the southeast region of Brazil 263 - 265 A.R.B. Ribeiro, M.M. Alencar, A.R. Freitas, L.C.A. Regitano, M.C.S. Oliveira and A.M.G. Ibelli,
Long term use of bovine somatotropic (bST) on reproduction and health of Nili-Ravi buffaloes 266 - 269 M.A. Jabbar, I. Ahmad, M. Abdullah, T.N. Pasha and F. Majeed
Influence of a polyclonal antibody preparation on the in situ degradability of three energy sources 270 - 274 W.G. Otero, C.T. Marino, F.R. Alves, F.A. Ferreira, M.B. Arrigoni and P.H.M. Rodrigues
The effect of season on aspects of in vitro embryo production in sub-fertile beef cows 275 - 279 J.M. Rust, D.S. Visser, J.E. Venter, M.P. Boshoff, S. Foss and J.P.C. Greyling
Monensin and protein supplements on methane production and rumen protozoa in bovine fed low quality forage 280 - 283 G.B. Neto, A. Berndt, J.R. Nogueira, J.J.A.A. Demarchi and J.C. Nogueira
Volatile fatty acids in cattle supplemented with protein-enriched salt and sodium monensin 284 - 288 G.B. Neto, A. Berndt, J.R. Nogueira, J.C. Nogueira and J.J.A.A. Demarchi
Comparison of growth rates in the tissues of primal cuts of Canadian composites 289 - 293 L.A. Goonewardene, Z. Wang, R.W. Seneviratne, J.A. Basarab, E.K. Okine, J. Stewart-Smith, J.L. Aalhus and M.A. Price
Assessment of Nili-Ravi buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) semen by MTT reduction assay 294 - 300 M. Iqbal, A. Ijaz, M. Aleem, H. Rehman and M.S. Yousaf
A model for assessing Medicago Sativa L. hay quality 301 - 305 G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe and T.P. Tylutki
Serum progesterone as an indicator of cyclic activity in post-partum goat does 306 - 311 V.M. Mmbengwa, B.M. Gundidza, J.P.C. Greyling, M.D. Fair, L.M.J. Schwalbach, J.E.J. du Toit and A. Samie
Effects of varying levels of thermostable xylanase, amylase and protease (TXAP) enzyme supplement on body growth of broiler chic 312 - 315 A.M. Ngxumeshe and R.M. Gous