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Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section A - Animal Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Acta Scientiarum. Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Animal Biosciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Livestock Extension     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alces : A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose     Open Access  
Animal Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Animal Cells and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Animal Frontiers     Hybrid Journal  
Animal Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Animal Production     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Animal Production Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Animal Reproduction Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Animal Research International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Animal Science Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archives Animal Breeding     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archives of Animal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Boletim de Indústria Animal     Open Access  
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Hayvansal Üretim     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Indonesian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Livestock Production     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Animal Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Animal Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Applied Animal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of World's Poultry Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Jurnal Agripet     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Ilmu Produksi dan Teknologi Hasil Peternakan     Open Access  
La Chèvre     Full-text available via subscription  
Nigerian Journal of Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nutrición Animal Tropical     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Journal of Animal Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Porcine Health Management     Open Access  
Poultry Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Poultry Science Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research in Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Saúde e Produção Animal     Open Access  
Revista de Producción Animal     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Pecuarias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Professional Animal Scientist     Hybrid Journal  
Tropical Animal Health and Production     Hybrid Journal  
Veeplaas     Full-text available via subscription  
World Rabbit Science     Open Access  
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Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science
Number of Followers: 2  

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ISSN (Print) 0003-3588 - ISSN (Online) 0003-3588
Published by Bangladesh Journals Online Homepage  [108 journals]
  • Growth performance of yearling F1 progeny of different crossbred beef

    • Authors: MP Mostari, MYA Khan, BK Roy, SMJ Hossain, KS Huque
      Pages: 82 - 87
      Abstract: Bangladesh has a great demand of beef but it has been facing demand and supply mismatches due to insufficient production and supply of beef, low carcass yield of native cattle and recent no-cattle export policy of a long bordered neighboring country. Thus, the present work was undertaken with an objective to develop market beef cattle of average >150 Kg carcass weight by 24 months with an average FCR of <6.50 under on farm feeding and management condition. Aiming at developing breeding bulls the native dams of BCB-1 (BLRI Cattle Breed 1) were inseminated with the imported frozen semen of Brahman, Simmental, Charolais and Limousin. The crossbred progeny of different assorted F1 genotypes were being selected and their production and breeding performance were evaluated and compared with BCB-1.  All pregnant (> 6 months of gestation period) cows were in pre-natal care, and all calves were raised in a single plane of nutrition and management. All crossbred progeny performed better than BCB-1 in terms of live weights and average daily gains. Among the crossbreds, Charolais×BCB-1 had the highest (p<0.001) birth weight (27.5±1.52 kg) followed by Brahman×BCB-1 (24.1±1.23), Simmental×BCB-1 (21.9±1.78), Limousin×BCB-1 (19.8±1.39) and BCB-1×BCB-1 (18.4±1.09), and the genotypes differences were highly significant (p<0.001).  In average growth curve, Simmental cross grew faster followed by Charolais, Limousin, Brahman crosses and purebred BCB-1. The genotype×environment interaction was only observed in birth weight. Purebred BCB-1 had the lowest daily DM intake and showed the lowest FCR in all ages compare to other crosses. Calf scour and alopecia occurred in all genotypes. In this breeding program, calf mortality was found as 5.26%. Simmental×BCB-1 is performing as the best among the five genotypes in terms of growth up to 12 month of age.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 82-87
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34433
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Performance of broiler fed on diet containing Koroch (Pongamia pinnata)
           seed cake

    • Authors: AU Husna, M Habib, MT Islam, AJM Ferdaus, MS Ali
      Pages: 88 - 94
      Abstract: A total of 180 day old broiler chicks (Cobb 500) were allocated randomly to five treatment groups with 3 replicate having 12 birds in each reared for a period of 28 days. The aim of this study was to find out whether koroch seed cake (KSC) had any effect upon broiler at different age group. Therefore, two diets were formulated: 1) basal diet with 0% KSC and 2) basal diet with 2% KSC. The birds of different treatment groups received either diet i or ii in the following way: Control group (T1)=0% KSC throughout the experimental period, T2 =1st 21days 0% KSC diet + rest 7 days 2% KSC diet, T3=1st 14days 0% KSC diet + rest 14 days 2% KSC diet, T4=1st 7 days 0% KSC diet + rest 21 days 2% KSC diet, and T5=2% KSC throughout the experimental period. Body weight, body weight gain, feed consumption and mortality of broilers were recorded weekly and also whole experimental period. Feed conversion ratio (FCR) was also calculated. Weekly body weight and body weight gain did not show significant differences during 1st, 2nd and 4th week of age, while significant differences were found in 3rd week of age. In 3rd week, the body weight and body weight gain was the lowest in T5 (fed 2% KSC diet) among the Treatments. The final body weight was 906.69, 864.05, 869.92, 860.87 and 838.89 g for T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5, respectively and found non-significant result. Similar pattern of result found in body weight gain of the birds. Feed intake and feed conversion ratio of birds at different weeks and during whole experimental period did not differ significantly (p>0.05). All the meat yield parameters showed a non-significant effect of age of broilers fed with 2% KSC.  Results of this experiment revealed that the feeding of 2% KSC at different ages fail to show any significant effect on broiler performance.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 88-94
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34434
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Farmers’ knowledge and adoption level on goat healthcare management
           practices in selected areas of India

    • Authors: R Roy, R Tiwari
      Pages: 95 - 101
      Abstract: The study was taken up with the objective to find out the factors effecting knowledge and adoption of goat owners in healthcare management practices. The study was purposively conducted in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh due to its high population and two highest goat meat producing states in the country. In all, 180 respondents were randomly selected for the study. The study revealed that majority of the goat owners had knowledge on different healthcare management practices but in respect to extent of adoption of these practices, it was found low. The study shows that majority of the goat owners had medium level of knowledge about healthcare management practices. The study also shows that education, landholding, mass media exposure, formal interpersonal contact and social participation are significantly and positively correlated with knowledge level whereas education, landholding, knowledge level, mass media exposure, formal interpersonal contact and social participation are significantly and positively correlated with adoption index of the goat owners in healthcare management practices. The study further reveals that mass media exposure, education, informal interpersonal contact, landholding and flock size were the main contributing factors to farmers’ knowledge level in healthcare management practices whereas knowledge level in healthcare management practices, formal interpersonal contact, flock size and farming experience were the main contributing factors to farmers’ adoption index in healthcare management practices. Thus, a holistic extension approach for goat owners needs to be taken up considering all the factors which can enhance the knowledge level in improved healthcare management practices resulting in adoption of these improved practices so that they can prevent morbidity and mortality in their farm and thereby reduce economic losses.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 95-101
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34435
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Salinity stress on morphological and nutritional quality of Napier
           cultivars under hydroponic condition

    • Authors: MK Alam, NR Sarker, KM Nasiruddin, AM Shohael
      Pages: 102 - 108
      Abstract: The study was conducted to determine the effect of salinity stress on morphological and nutritional quality of Napier cultivars in terms of biomass yield, tiller numbers, leaf number, tiller height, shoot presence or absence per cutting, leaf condition, dry matter (DM) and crud protein (CP) content under hydroponic condition.  four Napier cultivars such as BLRI Napier-1, BLRI Napier-2, BLRI Napier-3 and BLRI Napier-4 were cultivated under hydroponic system developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) with some modifications. All the selected cultivars were grown by using BARI standard hydroponic solution. Five salinity levels were considered as treatments such as 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 dS m-1 using different NaCl concentrations corresponding to the nutrient solution which were noted as T1 to T5 and T0 was used as control where salinity level was 2.3 dSm-1.  Four Napier cultivars were grown with 4 replications under each salinity condition and all the treatments were arranged in a Randomized Complete Block (RCB) design. Shoot presence or absence per cutting and leaf condition were determined weekly. The results revealed that the biomass yield, number of tillers, leaf numbers, tiller height, shoot presence or absence per cutting, leaf condition, and DM   and CP content among all the cultivars were decreased linearly with the increased of salinity levels. On the basis of different morphological and nutritional parameters, tolerance level of different cultivars of Napier grass to salinity stress can be rated as: BLRI Napier-4>BLRI Napier-3 > BLRI Napier-2 >BLRI Napier-1. Further study need to determine the suitability for large scale adaptation under on-farm conditions.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 102-108
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34438
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • A review on present status, problems and prospects of quail farming in

    • Authors: MRA Redoy, AAS Shuvo, M Al-Mamun
      Pages: 109 - 120
      Abstract: The aim of this paper is to review the current status of quail production, problems and its future prospects in Bangladesh. Poultry industry is an important sub-sector of livestock production in Bangladesh that plays a crucial role in economic growth and simultaneously creates numerous employment opportunities. As a fundamental part of animal production in Bangladesh, the industry is committed to supplying nation with a cheap source of good quality nutritious animal protein in terms of meat and eggs. Approximately 25% of the protein consumed in Bangladesh originates from poultry .Despite this data, Bangladesh is still one of the lowest poultry meat consuming countries in the world. Here per capita meat consumption is only 1.2 kg per person per year and per capita egg consumption is also about 32 eggs per person per year. With increasing incomes, the demand for meat, especially the cheaper option of poultry meat, and eggs is set to rise. More importantly, quail   becomes a promising poultry species in Bangladesh due to their smaller body size, hardiness against common chicken diseases, easy management, quick return over the invest, less labor cost and investment required for the farming. But still now the rearing quail is not yet popular like chicken farming due to poor marketing channel, subsistence farming, lack of specialized feed, lack of available day-old chicks, high chick mortality etc. Scientific feeding, training to the farmers about their management, creating organized marketing channel will be the probable solution for vitalizing this species in Bangladesh.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 109-120
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34439
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Productive and reproductive performances of indigenous chicken in the
           rural condition of Bangladesh

    • Authors: S Jahan, F Islam, MSA Bhuiyan, AKFH Bhuiyan
      Pages: 121 - 127
      Abstract: The study was aimed at investigating the productive and reproductive performances of the rural chicken in Bangladesh. A total of 200 indigenous chickens in the villages of Sherpur district in Bangladesh was used in this study to collect the data on body weight at hatch (BWH), body weight at sexual maturity (BWS), body weight gain up to sexual maturity (BSBG), body weight gain from sexual maturity to one year of age (BYSG), body weight at one year of age (BWY), age at sexual maturity (AGSX), eggs per clutch (EGC), clutches per year (CLY), hatchability (HATCH) and survivability (SURV). The data showed that cap headed (CH) chickens were good meat producer (1027.14±25.32g meat at one year of age), and Non-Descript Deshi (ND) chickens were good egg producer with 12.03±0.11 eggs per clutch and 4.15±0.07 clutches per year, respectively. The effects of village, sex and type of birds on AGSX of indigenous chickens were significant but, only the effects of chicken type on EGC were significant (P<0.01). At present study, most of growth and reproductive traits found positively correlated and this might be suggestive that selection for one trait would affect the other positively. These results could be used as a guideline for planning, conservation and improvement of indigenous chickens of Bangladesh.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 121-127
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34440
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Preparation of cottage cheese from buffalo milk with different levels of
           papaya latex

    • Authors: MS Rana, MR Hoque, GK Deb, TN Nahar, R Habib, MSR Siddiki
      Pages: 128 - 133
      Abstract: The study was conducted to standardize the desire level of papaya (Carica papaya) latex on quality of cottage cheese prepared from buffalo milk. Cheese sample was prepared using whole milk collected from Lal Teer Livestock Development (BD) Ltd. Dairy farm. This experiment was conducted on five treatments named as sample BC2: buffalo control; A2: 5 drops (0.16g); B2: 6 drops (0.18g); C2: 7 drops (0.21g); and D2:8 drop (0.24g). Overall score of cheese samples, B2 was highest (91.67±0.58) and A2 was lowest (77.67±9.29). Chemical analysis showed that, highest protein value 24.00±1.00 was found in B2 and lowest value 21.00±1.00 was in C2. On the other hand C2 content the maximum fat percent18.00±1.00 and A2 content the minimum fat percent 12.00±1.00. Results indicate that carbohydrate, ash and acidity have significant differences (p<0.01) but non-significant difference was found in total solids and moisture. Cheese from buffalo milk on coagulation time significantly different (p<0.01) but non-significant differences was found in yield.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 128-133
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34443
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Comparative performance of Giriraja chicken reared on different feeding
           regimes for economic production in Nepal

    • Authors: D Neupane, BB Bhandari, S Poudel, S Shrestha, S Sapkota
      Pages: 134 - 139
      Abstract: The experiment was conducted to study the comparative performance of Gririaja birds reared on different feeding regime in Nepal. A total of 384 Giriraja birds of aged 40 weeks were assigned to four treatment groups in four replications with 24 birds (20 female and 4 male) per replication over a period of 180 days. The birds of control group were provided with 130g of feed in confinement. In group 1, 10% feed was replaced by green seasonal forage mainly oat and birds were kept on scavenging, while in group 2, 10 % feed was replaced by similar forage but the birds were in confinement. However, in group 3, birds were provided 10 % less feed on scavenging without forage supplementation. The result showed that the feed consumption required for dozen of egg production was lower (P<0.01) at 2610 g/bird in group 1 and higher (3114 g/bird) in control group. The birds kept in control and in group 1 was found significantly (P<0.05) superior in egg production as compared with the second and third treatment groups (15.05 and 16.15 vs. 15.55 and 14.31 in number, respectively). There was no significant difference on egg weight between the groups. Feed cost for dozen of egg production was recorded $1.17 and more gross returns from sale of eggs ($ 0.27) was observed in treatment group 1 but less return ($ 0.04) was obtained from control group. The result showed that rearing of Gririaja birds with forage supplementation having the facilities of outdoor range is a good profitable venture, considering the minimum feed consumption and feed cost with maximum egg production.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 134-139
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34444
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Economics of fodder production for dairying in selected areas of

    • Authors: S Islam, J Begum, NR Sarker, M Khatun
      Pages: 140 - 149
      Abstract: Dairy farming along with fodder production is a highly profitable enterprise. Considering these views, the studywas aimed to estimate profitability of fodder production, to determine the income coefficient of fodder farm householdsand to assess the contribution and impact of fodder production on livelihood change. In this regard, six study areas were selected from six districts viz: Dinajpur, Jessore, Kurigram, Rangpur, Pabna and Sirajgonj considering the concentration of fodder production and dairy farming systems. A purposive sampling technique was followed for collecting primary data from the field. Two categories of sample farmers were selected namely: i) Fodder Producer cum Seller; ii) Fodder Producer cum Dairy owner having 1-2 dairy cows as small, 3-4 dairy cows as medium and 5 and above dairy cows as large farmer. A total of 220 fodder farmers were interviewed. Field survey method and focus group discussions were followed to collect necessary data and information. Descriptive statistics and Cobb Douglas type revenue function were applied to get the meaningful results. The production cost of fodder for producer was estimated Tk. 1,82,415/ha and for producer cum seller Tk.1,79,748/ha. On average, total cost was estimated Tk. 1,81,081/ha/year irrespective of fodder producer. Bio-mass yield was found 207ton/ha/year and per ton fodder price was estimated Tk.1,714. On the contrary, annual net return from fodder production was estimated Tk.1,67,823/ha/year and Tk.1,81,489/ha/year for producer and producer cum seller, respectively. The BCR was 1.92 for producer and 2.01 for producer cum seller. Functional analysis revealed that fodder sale and livestock rearing and fodder business significantly contributed to the household income of the fodder farmers. The dairy farmers having 1-2, 3-4 and 4-5  cross-bred dairy cattle earned Tk. 1,20,227, Tk. 1,91,728 and Tk. 4,17,287, respectively, whereas local cattle earned Tk. 33, 658, Tk. 51,601 and Tk. 1,13,558, respectively from milk sell annually. For addressing the impact on livelihood status of the dairy farmers with fodder production, it was found improved human capital component over time acquiring knowledge and education, better health condition, easy and more entrance to information, etc. Cultivable land, using open water resources and forests were indicated to determine the changes situation in the natural capital aspects. In case of financial capital, cash in hand, savings and liquid assets had increased notably over the periods. Physical assets had also observed positive trends in the study regions. Thus, dairy owner cum fodder farmers’ overall livelihood status had shown a positive trend.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 140-149
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34445
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
  • Identification of naturally available forage species and their feeding

    • Authors: SMR Rahman, NR Sarker, MR Amin, M Kamruzzaman, MR Haque
      Pages: 150 - 158
      Abstract: An investigation was carried out with the objectives to identify the naturally occurring forage species, seasonal availability, production patterns under different climatic zones and production performance and methane emission from dairy cow under existing feeding systems. For this purpose, three different agro-climatic zones of Bangladesh, namely saline prone area (Satkhira), flood plain/river basin areas (Pabna), semi-arid/drought prone areas (Chapainobabgonj) were selected. To achieve the objectives, three Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were conducted in each location to obtain more information from different age groups of farmers. A total of 9 FDGs were conducted under three selected locations and twelve participants were attended in each FGD. During FDGs, information was collected through participatory discussions through check list and also discussion was recorded to verify the information gathered as per check list.  After collection of information in each side, all the data were checked and analyzed. The results indicated that in saline area, farmers reported that different types of local grass e.g. Tale Shapna,Durba,Nona Shapna, Khud Gate/ KhudKhachra, Shama, Full Paira, Bass Pata, Math Pora/KhataShak, GhimeeShak and Baksha etc were available round the year but according to their observation Nona Shapna, Tale Shapna and Baksha were more available compared to other species of the natural grasses and these three natural forages are more suitable in this area. In the drought prone area, different types of native grasses e.g. Durba,Shama, Mutha,Katla,Kausha/Kannar, Binna, Datuloka,Shanchi, Shunshue, Bash Batari, Ulo and Binna Pati were identified and utilized by the farmers in different seasons but Durba,Katla and Mutha were found more drought tolerant compared to other species. In flood prone area, Kolmi, Shanti, Baksha, Arail, Dubla, Bokma, Vadail and Bolenga etc were found and Kolmi, Baksha and Arail are more suitable in this area. Farmers were also reported that fodder tree like Dumur/khoksha also is survive in water logging situation and or flood prone area. The study revealed that calculated total DMI (Kg/h/day) was the highest (14.14±1.06) in flood prone  followed by drought (13.80±1.30) and saline areas (4.43±0.20),  respectively. Similarly, the milk production was also higher (12.06±1.19 litre/h/day) in flood prone area followed by drought (4.47±0.60 litre/h/day) and saline (1.83±0.11 litre/h/day) areas, respectively. The calculated total methane emission (g/h/d) was significantly higher in flood prone (478.31±36.36) and the lowest in saline (153.35±7.14) prone areas. Whereas, methane production per unit of milk yield, was the lowest in flood prone (46.55±6.78) and the highest (110.48±21.69) in drought prone area and the difference was statistically significant (p<0.05).  Therefore, it may be concluded that farmers’ rearing animals under climate vulnerable areas utilizing natural grasses are more prone to higher methane production compared to animals rearing better feed resources though their availability was varied with the seasons and locations.  Hence, further research is needed to explore more suitable natural grasses in addition to introduction of high yielding fodder with higher biomass and nutritive values based on the existing cropping systems in those climate vulnerable areas for higher milk production and low enteric methane emission in the country.Bang. J. Anim. Sci. 2017. 46 (2): 150-158
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.3329/bjas.v46i2.34446
      Issue No: Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017)
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