Heat Stress Management in Dairy

Stress is an unfavourable condition that can arise as a result of physiological stressful conditions e.g disease, transportation,  high temperatures, reproduction, weaning etc. However,  considering the effect of heat stress in animal husbandry results into huge loss of profit and affects the animals well being. It associated with high moralities, loss of milk production in …

Nigeria Agriculture Minister Visits IITA

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture Chief Audu Ogbeh visited IITA in Ibadan, Nigeria, on 10 July, and had said that he is “deeply impressed” by the many commendable agricultural technologies developed there because they hold promise to quadruple production and export for a crop like yam and also for other staple crops like banana, plantain, soybean, …

IITA Develops Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA)

The STMA project aims to develop improved multiple stress tolerant varieties that effectively address emerging and future production challenges, while increasing genetic gains and scaling up and scaling out products developed and knowledge gained. STMA aims to facilitate the production and use of 54,000 MT of multiple stress tolerant maize seed in 8 target countries …

Optimisation of Production in Female Breeders

Optimisation of the production of hatchable eggs in the multi-billion dollars poultry business which is a major determinant factor that drives profitability because the more number of hatchable eggs produced, the more the number of chicks that will be produced. However, poor management leads to excessive or inadequate body weight gain of the birds which …

Salmonellosis In Poultry and Control

Salmonellosis is a disease caused by Salmonella bacteria which affects birds of different species and leads heavy losses due to high moralities in the poultry industry worldwide. Salmonella infections are classified as nonmotile serotypes (S. Pullorum, S. Gallinarum) and the many motile paratyphoid Salmonella. Salmonella is a gram negative bacteria which belongs to the family of Enterobacteriaceae. Affected flock can experience a …