SA Journal of Animal Science

Issue: 1
2 014, Volume 44, Issue 1
Title Page Author(s)
The influence of boar breed and season on semen parameters 1 - 9 D. Knecht, S. Środoń & K. Duziński
Blood metabolite concentrations and postpartum resumption of ovarian cyclicity in Sanga cows 10 - 17 J.K. Damptey, F.Y. Obese, G.S. Aboagye, M. Ayim-Akonor & R.A. Ayizanga
Effect of L-carnitine supplementation on drake semen quality 18 - 25 H.J. Al-Daraji & A.O. Tahir
Seasonal variation in semen quality of Dorper rams using different collection techniques 26 - 32 C.M. Malejane, J.P.C. Greyling & M.B. Raito
Chemical features, cholesterol and energy content of table hen eggs from conventional and alternative farming systems 33 - 42 R.M. Radu-Rusu, M.G. Usturoi, A. Leahu, S. Amariei, C.G. Radu-Rusu & I. Vacaru-Opriş
The Tankwa Karoo National Park feral goat population: A unique genetic resource (Short communication) 43 - 48 A. Kotzé, J.P. Grobler, E. van Marle-Köster, T. Jonker & D.L. Dalton
Effect of polymorphism in the LIF gene on reproductive performance of hybrid Polish Large White and Polish Landrace sows. (Short communication) 49 - 53 D. Napierała, M. Kawęcka, E. Jacyno, B. Matysiak & A. Wierzchowska
Non-genetic factors affecting fertility traits in South African Holstein cows 54 - 63 C.J.C. Muller, J.P. Potgieter, S.W.P. Cloete & K. Dzama
Effect of feeding Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf meal on the physico-chemical characteristics and sensory properties of goat meat 64 - 70 B. Moyo, P.J. Masika & V. Muchenje
Different levels of macadamia oil cake meal, and wood ash vs. feed lime as dietary sources of calcium on bone characteristics of slow-growing chickens 71 - 79 J.B.J. van Ryssen, M.A. Phosa & C. Jansen van Rensburg
Variation in individual piglet birth weights in a Large White × Landrace sow herd (Short communication) 80 - 84 T.J. Zindove, E.F. Dzomba, A.T. Kanengoni & M. Chimonyo
Evaluation of genetic trends for traits of economic importance in South African Holstein cattle (Short communication) 85 - 89 N.I. Ramatsoma, C.B. Banga, M.D. MacNeil & A. Maiwashe
A study on gastrointestinal tract characteristics of ram lambs at the same weights from six Turkish sheep breeds 90 - 96 A. Yıldırım, Z. Ulutaş, N. Ocak, E. Şirin & Y. Aksoy

Issue: 2
2 014, Volume 44, Issue 2
Title Page Author(s)
Influence of housing system on the growth and histological structure of duck muscles 97 - 109 K. Damaziak, M. Michalczuk, D. Adamek, M. Czapliński, J. Niemiec A. Goryl & D. Pietrzak
A note on the effect of dietary supplementation with herbal extracts on sow and litter performance (Short communication) 110 - 113 K. Lipiński, H. Skórko-Sajko, Z. Antoszkiewicz, C. Purwin & E. Kucman
Nutritive value of ensiled pig excreta, poultry litter or urea with molasses or bakery by-products in diets for lambs 114 - 122 G.D. Trujillo, G.J.L. Bórquez, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, I.A. Domínguez-Vara & R.R. Rojo
Effects of in ovo administration of amino acids on hatchability and performance of meat chickens 123 - 130 T.M. Shafey, A.H. Mahmoud, A.A. Alsobayel & M.A. Abouheif
Effects of adiCox®AP and monensin on production parameters and quality of meat of slow-growing Hubbard JA 957 broiler chickens 131 - 139 M. Łukasiewicz, M. Michalczuk, D. Pietrzak & J. Niemiec
Estimation of genetic parameters for body measurements and their association with yearling liveweight in the Makuie sheep breed 140 - 147 S. Jafari & A. Hashemi
Fatty acid profile of zebu beef cattle from the Central African sub-region 148 - 154 B.M. Nfor, M. Corazzin, F.A. Fonteh, A. Sepulcri, N.T. Aziwo & E. Piasentier
Association of polymorphism in the alpha-1-antitrypsin gene with milk production traits in Holstein dairy cows 155 - 160 M. Heihavand-Kheiripour, A.H. Mahdavi, H.R. Rahmani, M. Soltani-Ghombavani & M.A. Edriss
Index-in-retrospect and breeding objectives characterizing genetic improvement programmes for South African Nguni cattle 161 - 172 L.E. Matjuda, M.D. MacNeil, A. Maiwashe, V.R. Leesburg & M. Malatje
The economic value of somatic cell count in South African Holstein and Jersey cattle (Short communication) 173 - 177 C.B. Banga, F.W.C. Neser & D.J. Garrick
Genetic parameters and relationships of faecal worm egg count with objectively measured wool traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock 178 - 188 P.A.M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S.W.P. Cloete, J.B. van Wyk & J.J. Olivier
Chemical composition of hulled, dehulled and naked oat grains 189 - 197 W. Biel, E. Jacyno & M. Kawęcka

Issue: 3
2 014, Volume 44, Issue 3
Title Page Author(s)
Breeding objectives for Holstein cattle in South Africa 199 - 214 C.B. Banga, F.W.C. Neser & D.J. Garrick
Effect of pesticides applied in cowpea production on rumen microbial fermentation of cowpea haulms as reflected in in vitro gas production (Short communication) 215 - 219 C. Antwi, E.L.K. Osafo, D.S. Fisher, H.M. Yacout, A. Donkoh, A.A. Hassan, S.M.M. Sobhy, H.Adu-Dapaah & A.Z.M. Salem
The relationships between faecal worm egg count and subjectively assessed wool and conformation traits in the Tygerhoek Merino flock 220 - 227 P.A.M. Matebesi-Ranthimo, S.W.P. Cloete, J.B. van Wyk & J.J. Olivier
The effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal supplementation on tibia strength, morphology and inorganic content of broiler chickens 228 - 239 T.T. Nkukwana, V. Muchenje, P.J. Masika, L.C. Hoffman & K. Dzama
Effects of dietary flaxseed oil on the muscle fatty acid composition in Mangalitsa pigs in an extensive rearing system 240 - 244 M. Habeanu, N. Lefter, A. Gheorghe, Al. Nagy, D. Marin & M. Ropota
Genetic relationship between lactation curve traits in the first three parities of dairy cattle 245 - 253 C.B. Wasike, A.K. Kahi & K.J. Peters
Nigella seed oil as alternative to avilamycin antibiotic in broiler chicken diets 254 - 261 A.A. Saleh
Carbohydrase and protease supplementation increased performance of broilers fed maize-soybean-based diets with restricted metabolizable energy content 262 - 270 R.E. du Plessis & C. Jansen van Rensburg
Effect on feed intake, milk production and milk composition of Holstein cows by replacing maize grain with wheat in total mixed rations 271 - 279 C.J.C. Muller, J.A. Botha, F. Calitz & M. Lehmann
Effect of fat source, energy level and enzyme supplementation and their interactions on broiler performance 280 - 287 A.M. Abudabos
Effect of cage tier and age on performance, egg quality and stress parameters of laying hens 288 - 297 A. Şekeroğlu, M. Duman, Y. Tahtalı, A. Yıldırım & H. Eleroğlu
Chemical composition and in vitro degradation of red and white mesquite (Prosopis laevigata) pods 298 - 306 L.Y. Peña-Avelino, J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, L. Yáñez-Estrada, B.I. Juárez-Flores, R. Mejia & H. Andrade-Zaldivar

Issue: 4
2 014, Volume 44, Issue 4
Title Page Author(s)
The adaption of the South Africa sheep industry to new trends in animal breeding and genetics: A review 307 - 321 S.W.P. Cloete, J.J. Olivier, L. Sandenbergh & M.A. Snyman
Effect of feeding soybean, linseed oil and different forms of tocopherol on the redox and immune profiles of turkey hens 322 - 334 K. Ognik & A. Czech
Crossbreeding to increase beef production: Additive and non-additive effects on fitness traits 335 - 341 A. Theunissen, M.M. Scholtz, F.W.C. Neser & M.D. MacNeil
Effects of organic acid supplementation on antioxidant capacity and immune responses of broilers challenged orally with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Typhimurium 342 - 349 A.M. Abudabos & S.I. Al-Mufarrej
Effect of oxygen supplementation in a hatchery at high altitude and growth performance of broilers reared at low altitude 350 - 359 B. Yılmaz-Dikmen, Ü. Şahan, A. İpek, C. Aydın & E. Kederli
The effects of an organic rearing system and dietary supplementation of an essential oil mixture on performance and meat yield of slow-growing broilers in two seasons 360 - 370 K. Küçükyılmaz, M. Bozkurt, M. Çınar, A.U. Çatlı, E. Bintaş & R. Erkek
Comparison of collagen profile and tenderness of muscles from heifers and single-calf cows 371 - 383 M. Modzelewska-Kapituła, Z. Nogalski & A. Kwiatkowska
Frequency of the malignant hyperthermia gene in the South African pig industry (Short communication) 384 - 387 P. Soma, E. van Marle-Köster & L. Frylinck
Effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on finisher pig growth performance, meat quality, shelf life and fatty acid composition of pork 388 - 400 F.E. Mukumbo, V. Maphosa, A. Hugo, T.T. Nkukwana, T.P. Mabusela & V. Muchenje

Issue: 5
2 014, Volume 44, Issue 5 SASAS Congress 2013
Title Page Author(s)
Research and development on climate change and greenhouse gases in support of climate-smart livestock production and a vibrant industry (Invited paper) S 1 - S 7 M.M. Scholtz, H.C. Schönfeldt, F.W.C. Neser & G.M. Schutte
Sustainable crossbreeding systems of beef cattle in the era of climate change S 8 - S 11 M.C. Mokolobate, A. Theunissen, M.M Scholtz & F.W.C Neser
Methane production in different breeds, grazing different pastures or fed a total mixed ration, as measured by a Laser Methane Detector S 12 - S 16 S.M. Grobler, M.M. Scholtz, H. van Rooyen, M. Mpayipheli & F.W.C. Neser
Antagonism in the carbon footprint between beef and dairy production systems S 17 - S 20 M.M. Scholtz, J. du Toit & F.W.C.Neser
Milk production of dairy cows as affected by the length of the preceding dry period S 21 - S 24 B.A. Useni, C.J.C. Muller & C.W. Cruywagen
The effect of lucerne (Medicago sativa) hay quality on milk production and composition of Jersey cows S 25 - S 30 M. van Zyl, R. Meeske, G.D.J. Scholtz & O.B. Einkamerer
The profitability and production of a beef herd on transitional Cymbopogon- Themeda veld, receiving three different levels of lick supplementation - Preliminary results S 31 - S 35 L.A. Foster, P.J. Fourie & F.W.C. Neser
The effect of dietary lipid saturation and antioxidant type on the performance of finishing lambs S 36 - S 40 K.E. van der Walt, O.B. Einkamerer, H.J. van der Merwe, A. Hugo, S.C. Slippers & M.D. Fair
The influence of the inside diameter of the coring probe on the chemical composition of lucerne hay samples S 41 - S 43 M. van Zyl, G.D.J. Scholtz, H.J. van der Merwe & R. Meeske
The effect of dietary lipid sources on layer fertility and hatchability S 44 - S 50 O.S. Olubowale, F.H. de Witt, J.P.C. Greyling, A. Hugo, A.M. Jooste & M.B. Raito
The effect of different dietary vitamin and mineral levels on certain production parameters, including egg shell characteristics of breeding ostriches S 51 - S 57 T.S. Brand, G.A. Tesselaar, L.C. Hoffman & Z. Brand
Influence of electrical stimulation on carcass and meat quality of Kosher and conventionally slaughtered cattle S 58 - S 63 B. Agbeniga & E.C. Webb
Conception rate and fecundity of Dohne Merino ewes in a continuous mating system S 64 - S 69 T.S. Brand, S. Terblanche & J.W. Jordaan
Reproduction performance of beef cattle mated naturally following synchronization in the Central Bushveld bioregion of South Africa S 70 - S 74 S.M. Grobler, M.M. Scholtz, J.P.C. Greyling & F.W.C. Neser
A preliminary investigation into genotype x environment interaction in South African Holstein cattle for reproduction and production traits S 75 - S 79 F.W.C. Neser, J.B. van Wyk & V. Ducrocq
Genetic diversity in selected stud and commercial herds of the Afrikaner cattle breed S 80 - S 84 L. Pienaar, J.P. Grobler, F.W.C. Neser, M.M. Scholtz, H. Swart, K. Ehlers & M. Marx
Evaluation of cytoplasmic genetic effects for production and reproduction traits in Afrikaner cattle S 85 - S 88 F.W.C. Neser, J.B. van Wyk & M.M. Scholtz