Name: Professor Gabriel Ayum Teye (PhD)

Present Position : Current Vice Chancellor, University for Development Studies

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana

Mobile Telephone: +233243036149 or +233208344099

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Educational Qualification

  • 2001 - 2005: University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. (PhD Meat Science and Technology)
  • 1994 - 1996: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (MSc Meat Science)
  • 1987 - 1991: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (BSc Agriculture Technology)
  • 2004 - 2004: Cambridge International College, Jersey, UK (Diploma in Modern Management and Administration).

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Introduction to Animal Science

2. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

3. Cattle, Sheep and Goat Production

4. Agricultural by-products utilization

5. Animal Products and Handlings,

6. Environmental Physiology and Animal Behaviour

7. Animal Welfare

8. Meat Production and Processing

9. Meat Biochemistry and Quality

10. Refrigeration and Preservation of Meat

11. Chain Approach and Food safety and quality Standards

Current Research Interests

1. Meat Science

2. Animal Production (Cattle, Sheep goats and Guinea fowl)

3. Animal Behaviour and Environmental Physiology

4. Food Quality, Safety Standards and Certification Schemes

5. Value Chain Approach in Animal production

Theses

1. Influence of fatty acid composition on the quality of pork, pork fat and pork products. PhD Dissertation.

2. The present status of, and prospects for meat processing in Ghana. MSc Dissertation.

3. The reproductive performance, growth rate and wastage in dairy and beef Heads in the humid forest zone of Ghana. BSc Thesis.

Current Publications

1. Teye, G.A., Adzitey, F., Bawa, J. and Boateng, A.B. (2015). Sensory characteristics and nutritional qualities of pork sausage treated with boiled ‘Prekese’ (Tetrapleura tetraptera) pod extract. UDS International Journal of Development, 2 (2):1-10.

2. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Boateng, R. and Dari, P.S. (2015). Effect of Prekese (Tetrapleura tetraptera) seed powder on the sensory characteristics and nutritional qualities of pork sausage. Journal of Food Resource Science, 4 (1): 17-22.

3. Adzitey, F., Nsoah, J.K. and Teye, G. (2015). Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella species isolated from beef and its related samples in Techiman Municipality of Ghana. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 3(8): 644-650.

4. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Anachinaba, I.A (2015). Microbial quality of fresh and smoked guinea fowl meat sold in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Ghana. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 165-171.

5. Amanfo, D. O, Adzitey, F and Teye, G.A. (2015). The effect of ‘Prekese’ (Tetrapleura tetraptera) pod extract processed at different time intervals on the sensory qualities of pork sausage. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, 2: (1): 54-58.

6. Muktar, A., Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Alhassan, M., and Dei, H.K. (2015). Effects of Albizia julibrissin leaf meal-based diet on carcass and sensory characteristics of broiler chickens. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 3(2): 388-392

7. Anachinaba, I.A., Adzitey, F. and Teye, G.A. (2015). Assessment of the microbial quality of locally produced meat (beef and pork) in Bolgatanga Municipal of Ghana. Journal of Food Safety, 17:1-5.

8. Chikpah, S.K, Teye, M., Annor, J.A.F. and Teye, G.A. (2015). Potentials of sodom apple (Calotropis procera) extract as a coagulant to substitute Alum in soy cheese production in Ghana. Elixir Food Science, 79: 30166-30170.

9. Teye, G. A., Adzitey, F., Bawah, J. and Takyi, F (2015). Dawadawa (Parkia biglobosa) pulp as an extender in beef sausage. UDS International Journal of Development, 1: 30-35.

10. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A. and Boateng, F.E. (2014). Whole egg of chicken as a binder in beef burger. G hana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, 1: 1-9.

11. Chikpah, S. K., Teye G.A., Teye, M. and Mawuli, F.F. (2014). Effects of different concentrations of fresh and dried Calotropis procera (Sodom apple) extract on cow milk coagulating time, cheese yield and organoleptic properties of West African soft cheese (wagashie). European Scientific Journal, 10: 317-326.

12. Teye, G.A., Bawa, J., Adzitey F. and Lartey, N.N. (2014). Effect of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) leaf extract as a spice in hamburger. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 2: 92-96.

13. Adu-Adjei, S., Adzitey, F. and Teye G.A. (2014). The effect of ‘Prekese’ (Tetrapleura tetraptera) pod extract on the sensory and nutritional qualities of pork sausage. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 2: 52-57.

Recent Conferences and Seminars Attended

1. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Suuk, L. and Issahaku, A. (2015). Handling and storage of leftover meat by butchers in the Tamale Metropolis. Proceedings of the 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP) held from 5 to 8 August at University of Cape Coast, pp. 248-253.

2. Teye, G.A. Adzitey, F. Awini, M. Aduah, M. Alagma, H.A and Abu, A. (2014). Effect of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on the carcass and meat qualities of Ashanti Black pigs. Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association held at the UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale 20th -22 nd August 2014.

3. Nsoah, J.K., Adzitey, F. and Teye, G.A. (2014). Prevalence of Escherichia coli in beef and met cutting table samples collected from five different meat retail points in the Techiman municipality. Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association held at the UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale 20th -22 nd August 2014.

4. Teye, G.A. Adzitey, F. Awini, M., Donmee, P.B., Abu, A. and Alagma, H.A. (2014). The standard of meat production and butchering in the Nadowli and Lawra Districts in the Upper West regions of Ghana. Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association held at the UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale 20th -22 nd August 2014.

5. Addah, W., Boateng, K. Adzitey, F. and Teye, G.A. (2014). Supplementary feeding of Djalonke sheep in the dry season: effect on carcass and meat quality. Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association held at the UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale 20th -22nd August 2014.

6. Adzitey, F., Addah, W., Teye, G.A. and Ansah, R.H. (2014). Sensory Characteristics of coarse beef sausage using dawadawa (Parikia biglobosa) pulp powder as an extender. Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association held at the UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale 20th -22 nd August 2014.

 

Name: Herbert Kwabla Dei (PhD)

Present Position : Associate Professor/ Dean of Graduate Studies

Contact Information:

Address:

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana

Telephone: +233 2474 57333+

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Educational Qualification

1. PhD (Poultry Nutrition): Harper Adams University College, Newport, UK. 2005-2008.

2. M.Sc. (Animal Nutrition): Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 1994-1998.

3. B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and Diploma in Education: University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. 1988-1992.

4. GCE ‘A’ Level: Mawuli School, Ho. 1983-1985.

5. GCE ‘O’ Level: Peki Secondary School, Peki-Avetile. 1978-1983.

Areas of Teaching

1. Poultry Nutrition

2. Animal Feed Evaluation

Current Administrative Role

1. Dean of Graduate School, UDS

Research Interest/Expertise

1. Nutritional evaluation of non-conventional feedstuffs for poultry (e.g. Mucuna beans, cassava peels, sorghum spent grains, false yam tuber/seed, Albizia julibrissin leaf meal).

2. Poultry nutrition and production (chickens and guinea fowls).

Thesis

1. Dei, H.K. (1992). Management of small and medium scale layer enterprises in the Central Region of Ghana. B.Sc. (Hons.) Dissertation, School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

2. Dei, H.K. (1997). Quality-protein maize as a feed ingredient for layer chickens. M.Sc. Thesis, Faculty of Agriculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

3. Dei, H.K. (2008). Nutritional evaluation and improvement of shea nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) meal for poultry. PhD Thesis, National Institute of Poultry Husbandry, Harper Adams University College, Newport, UK.

Publication :

1. Dei, H.K., Asare, A.I. and Mohammed, A. (2015). Growth response of broiler chickens fed false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber soaked in saltpetre solution. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, 3(1):44-46.

2. Dei, H.K., Ajigepungu, W.T. and Mohammed, A. (2015). Growth performance of broilers fed varying levels of soaked false yam ( Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, 3(1):72-76.

3. Dei, H.K., Bosoma, J. and Tumbulto, R. (2015). Partial replacement of maize with processed false yam (Icacina oliviformis) seed meals in guinea fowl diets. UDS International Journal of Development, 1(1):36-41.

4. Muktar, A., Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Alhassan, M. and Dei, H.K. (2015). Effects of Albizia julibrissin leaf meal-based diet on carcass and sensory characteristics of broiler chickens. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 3(2): 388-392.

5. Dei, H.K. (2014). Egg production response of laying chickens to feather clipping, cool water and aspirin during hot weather conditions. Tropical Animal Health and Production (Short communication), 46 (8):1523-1526.

6. Agbolosu, A.A., Amoah, F. and Dei, H.K. (2014). Growth performance of indigenous guinea fowls fed varied levels of boiled mango kernel meal. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 2(4): 357-362.

7. Dei, H.K., Ajigepungu, W.T. and Is-Haq, N. (2014). Nutritional value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) seed meal for broiler chickens: Effects of soaking and boiling durations. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 94-100.

8. Dei, H.K., Adzokatse, R.A., Abdulai, S., Amoako, G.K., Mohammed, A. and Rose, S.P. (2014). Effects of varying processing techniques on nutritive value of false yam seed meal in broiler chicken diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 79-86.

9. Dei, H.K., Alenyorege, B., Okai, D.B. and Larbi, A. (2014). Enhanced rural poultry production in crop-livestock systems in northern Ghana: effect of improved housing and management on growth performance of chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 175-178.

10. Dei, H.K., Mohammed, S. and Adarkwa, D.K. (2014). Effect of partial replacement of maize with dry “pito” mash on growth performance of guinea fowl and growing layer chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 125-130.

11. Dei, H.K., Amoako, E.A. and Mohammed, A. (2014). Effects of soaked boiled false yam (icacina oliviformis) tubers on performance of finisher broiler chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 115-118.

12. Dei, H.K., Obenewaa, G. Bawah, J. and Teye, G.A. (2014). Effect of pork fat in guinea fowl sausages. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 131-135.

13. Dei, H.K., Antchey-Boniku, M. and Appiah, I.K. (2014). Effect of boiled false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal fed to layer chickens during rearing on subsequent egg production. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 119-124.

14. Dei H.K., Alenyorege, B., Apalibe, D. A., Okai, D.B. and Larbi, A. (2014). Assessment of rural poultry production in northern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8 (1): 101-114.

15. Dei, H.K., Abu-Jaja, S., Mahama, A., Otchere, E.O., Agbolosu, A. and Frey, E. (2013). Processed mucuna beans: a promising non-conventional feedstuff for finishing broiler chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 76-82.

16. Dei, H.K., Govina, S. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Effect of long photoperiod on egg production of local guinea fowl during breeding season. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 83-86.

17. Dei, H.K., Amidu, A. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Effect of pinioning on egg laying performance and behaviour of local guinea fowls. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 23-26.

18. Dei, H.K. and Appiah, F. (2013). Effect of slaughtering age on the economics of local guinea fowl production. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 119-121.

19. Dei, H.K., Borklo, N.Y.G and Mohammed, A. (2013). Evaluation of Albizia julibrissin leaf meal in layer chicken diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 87-92.

20. Dei, H.K., Gborkey, W., Yaro, D. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Nutritional value of soaked false yam tuber and seed meals in chicken diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 33-39.

21. Dei, H.K., Mohammed, A., Denteh, P. and Adam, M. (2013). ‘Pito mash’ (sorghum brewers’ spent grain) as a feed ingredient for poultry. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 1-7.

22. Husein, A.S.M. and Dei, H.K. (2013). The role of children in cattle production in the Tamale metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (1): 54-59.

23. Dei, H.K., Amewonye, M., Getse, F., Mbimadong, J., Alenyorege, B., Sarpong, P., Avornyo, F. and Karbo, N. (2013). Effect of replacing maize with processed false yam tuber meals on growth performance of Ashanti Black Pig. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (2): 59-64.

24. Mohammed, A. and Dei, H.K. (2013). Effects of soaked false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on feed digestibility, performance and haematological characteristics of layer chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 7 (2): 106-116.

25. Dei, H.K., Tindan, T. and Mohammed, A. (2012). Effect of 3-hour day time feed restrictions on performance of broiler chickens during the finisher phase in a hot climate. Family Poultry Communications, 21(1):13-16.

26. Dei, H.K. and Fuseini, S.S. (2012). Effect of pinioning on growth and behaviour of guinea fowl. Family Poultry Communications, 21(1):25-28.

27. Dei, H.K., Boateng, O. and Agbolosu, A.A. (2012). Effect of 3-hour day time feed restrictions on performance of broiler chickens during the finisher phase in a hot climate. Family Poultry Communications, 21(2):22-27.

28.Dei, H.K. and Damsere, J.D. (2012). Effects of 3-5 hour fasting on growth performance of broiler chickens in a hot climate. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 6 (1): 83-87.

29. Dei, H.K., Decardi-Nelson, B. and Duah, E.K.G. (2012). Effect of high levels of processed mucuna beans in broiler finisher diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 6 (1): 88-95.

30. Dei, H.K., Bacho, A., Adeti, J. and Rose, S.P. (2011). Nutritive value of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal for broiler chickens. Poultry Science, 90:1239-1244.

31. Dei, H.K. and Bumbie, G.Z. (2011). Effect of wet feeding on growth performance of broiler chickens in a hot climate. British Poultry Science, 52:1, 82-85.

32. Zanu, H.K. and Dei, H.K. (2011). Evaluation of processed cassava flour and blood (PCB) in feed for broiler chickens. African Journal of Food Science and Technology, 2(5): 098-101

33. Teye, G. A. Adzitey, F., Dei, H. K. and Kwarteng, A. (2011). Effect of whole cotton seed supplementation on the carcass and meat qualities of Djallonke sheep raised on-farm in Ghana. Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences, 1 (5): 288-291.

34. Dei, H.K, and Bonye, V. (2010). Effects of cutting wing feathers of broiler chickens on growth performance in a hot climate. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 5 (2): 80-85.

35. Dei, H.K, and Hokey, F. (2010). Effects of two dietary protein levels on broiler performance in a hot climate. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science (Short communication), 5 (2): 124-128.

36. Mohammed, A., and Dei, H.K. (2010). Effects of water temperature and alcohol addition to water on growth performance of broiler chickens on growth performance in a hot climate. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 5 (2): 73-79.

37. Teye, G.A., Dei, H.K, and Kpodogui, E.A.S. (2010). The effects of guinea fowl skin on the yield and quality of comminuted guinea fowl sausages. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science (Short communication), 5 (2): 119-123.

38. Dei, H.K, Adzitey, F., Otchere, E. O. and Frey, E. (2010). Egg laying performance of chickens fed a diet containing ten percent of processed mucuna beans. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 5 (1): 43-48.

39. Dei, H.K, Saba, C.K.S. and Otchere, E. O. (2010). Addition of palm oil to a concentrate-based broiler-finisher diet. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science (Short Communication) 5 (1): 90- 93.

Workshops and Conferences

1. Consultative meeting on the Advisory, Management and Funding of the National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System in Ghana. September 23, 2015; Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

2. Africa-Britain-China (ABC) Agricultural Technology Research Collaborations, High-Level Consultation Workshop. November 5, 2015; Best Western Premier Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

3. University of Ghana Doctoral Student Research Conference. November 5-6, 2015; Business School, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

4. Workshop on Agriculture and Nutrition Linkages in Ghana. November 20, 2015; University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

5. 29th Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Association. August 3-7, 2015; University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

6. The Third West Africa Review Workshop of Africa RISING (Africa Research In Sustainable Innovations for the Next Generation). March 24-25, 2015; Mensvic Grand Hotel, Accra, Ghana.

7. The Second West Africa Review Workshop of Africa RISING (Africa Research In Sustainable Innovations for the Next Generation). February 2-5, 2014; Grand Azali Hotel, Bamako, Mali.

8. Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Small-Scale Irrigation. Stakeholder Consultation Meeting in Ghana. 15th April, 2014; Modern City Hotel, Tamale, Ghana.

9. The 14th Biennial Workshop of Ghana Science Association. 7th August, 2014; University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

10. The 32nd Biennial Symposium of Ghana Animal Science Association. August 20-22, 2014; University for Development Studies, Tamale.

11. 28th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association. July 14-19, 2013; University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

12. 18th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. July 24-26, 2013; University of Ghana, Legon-Accra, Ghana.

13. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. August 26-29, 2013; Potsdam, Germany.

14. 54th Annual Meeting of African Studies Association. November 16-19, 2011; Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC, USA.

15. 2011 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Regional Enrichment Seminar on Human Rights and

the Global Democracy Movement. November 2-6, 2011; Hyatt Regency Hotel, Atlanta, GA, USA

Awards/Grants

1. Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) Research Grant for Agriculture Sub-Sector Improvement (Non-ruminants) Project (AgSSIP), 2003-2004: To study how to improve brooding management of local guinea fowl.

2. Graduate Fellowship (PhD), 2005-2008: Harper Adams University College, Newport, UK. Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund). To pursue a PhD programme in poultry nutrition.

3. Department for International Development (DFID)-UK (DelPHE Award-R3/284), 2008-2011: Higher Education Link (HEL) between University for Development Studies-Ghana and Harper Adams University College-UK that involved curriculum development, training of 2 laboratory and 3 academic staff in UK, building a house for metabolism studies and procurement of metabolism cages.

4. Fulbright Senior African Research Scholar (US State Department Award), Sept, 2011-Jan, 2012: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. To evaluate nutritional value of false yam tuber and seed for poultry.

5. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD) Research Grant for Food Security and Environmental Facility Project, 2012-2015: To study how to improve guinea fowl production in the Upper West Region of Ghana.

6. Africa RISING (Africa Research in Sustainable Innovations for the Next Generation). USAID Research Grant for intensification and sustainable production of rural poultry in crop-livestock systems in Ghana. 2013-2016. To assess rural poultry production in northern Ghana as well as improve production of guinea fowl.

 

Name: Mr. Anthony Amison Agbolosu

Present Position: Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department

Contact Information:

Address:

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana

Telephone: +233 (0)246 388 872

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Skype name: milomudstle

Twitter: twitaaa2013

Educational Qualification

1. 1999 - 2002: University of Ghana – Legon, Accra (MPhil. Animal Science (Breeding and Genetics option)

2. 1993 -1997: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana (BSc. Animal Agricultural Technology (Animal Science option)

3. 1991 - 1993: Veterinary College-Ghana (Veterinary Technicians Certificate)

4. 1981 - 1988: St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast (Ordinary and Advanced Levels)

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Animal Breeding and Genetics

2. Animal Biotechnology

3. Molecular Genetics

Current Research Interest/Expertise

1. Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Animal Genetic Resources in Ghana

2. Improvement of the local guinea fowl

3. Genetic factors influencing haematological characteristics of livestock species

4. Improvement of milk production in cattle in Northern Ghana

Thesis

1. Agbolosu, A. A. (1997). Pigeon Pea waste as a supplementary feed for sheep. B. Sc. Dissertation, UDS, Tamale. 39pp.

2. Agbolosu, A. A. (2004). Factors affecting Djallonké lamb growth traits at the Ejura sheep breeding station. M. Phil Dissertation, University of Ghana, Legon.

Current Publications :

1. Agbolosu, A. A., Ala, G. and Abu, A. (2014). Effects of Feeding Albizia Julirissin leaf Meal on the Carcass and Sensory characteristics of Rabbits. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research 2(4):402-406.

2. Agbolosu, A.A., Ahunu, B.K., Aboagye, G.S., Naazie, A. and Kayang, B.B. (2014). Variation in Some Qualitative Traits of the Indigenous Guinea Fowls in Northern Ghana. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research. 2(4):396-401.

3. Agbolosu, A. A., Teye, M. and Adam, R. I. (2014). Effects of replacing maize with graded levels of Boiled Mango Kernel Meal on the Carcass and Sensory characteristics of indigenous Guinea fowl (Numida Meleagris) meat. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research 2(4):345-350.

4. Agbolosu, A. A., Amoah, F. and Dei, H. K. (2014). Growth Performance of Indigenous Guinea fowls fed varied levels of Boiled Mango Kernel Meal. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research 2(4):357-377.

5. Alenyorege, B., Addy, F. and Agbolosu, A. A. (2013). Linear body measurements as predictors of live weight of the Large White pigs in Northern Ghana. In: Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 7(2): 99 – 105.

6. Dei, H. K., Abu-Jaja, S., Mahama, A., Otchere, E. O., Agbolosu, A. and Frey, E. (2013). Processed Mucuna beans: A promising non-conventional feedstuff for broiler chickens. In: Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science Vol. 7(1):76-82.

7. Avornyo, F. K., Salifu, S., Moomen, A. and Agbolosu, A.A. (2013). Effect of Dietary Protein on the Performance of Local Guinea Keets in the Northern Region of Ghana. In: Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 3(7): 585-591.

8. Anang, B. T., Yeboah, C. and Agbolosu, A. A. (2013). The profitability of broiler and layer production in the Brong-Ahafo region in Ghana. In: APRN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8(5):423-430.

9. Dei, H. K., Boateng, O. and Agbolosu, A. A. (2012). Effect of 3-hour day time feed restrictions on performance of broiler chickens during the finisher phase in a hot climate. In: Family Poultry Communications, Volume 21 (2): 22-27.

10. Agbolosu, A. A., Teye, G. A., Adjetey, A. N. A., A. Weseh and Naandam, J. (2012). Performance characteristics of growing indigenous guinea fowls from Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions of Ghana. In: Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America (ABJNA) 3(8):336-339.

11. Agbolosu, A. A., Teye, G. A., Jebuni, S. N., Ansah, T. and Naandam, J. (2012). Comparative study of growth and laying performance of indigenous layer guinea fowls (Numida meleagris) from Upper East, Upper West and Northern regions of Ghana. In: Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America (ABJNA) 3(9):354-359.

12. Ansah, T., Agbolosu, A. A., Teye, G. A., Amponsah, A. and Opoku-Agyeman, M. (2012). Evaluation of Corn Cob on the Growth Performance of Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus). In: Animal Science and Biotechnologies 45 (1): 7-10.

Workshops/Conferences/Collaborations

1. Molecular Genetic Techniques and Data analyses (Wildlife Research Centre of Kyoto University, Japan (Kyoto Fund for Internationalization) (2013)

2. Scientific Data Management, CTA Training Course, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), Nigeria. (2006).

3. Meat Processing Technology Course, Spanish Consortium Eductrade, Ibaadesa at the University for Development Studies, Nyankpala campus, Tamale.

Awards/Grants

1. Ghana Government Scholarship for Secondary School from 1981-1988

Collaboration

University of Ghana and Wildlife Research Center (Kyoto University) - Kyoto Fund for Internationalization 2013.

Consultancies

1. Sheanut Women Farmer Group project at Bole district and West Mamprusi district; Joint collaboration between the Canadian Society of Animal Production (CSAP)/Ghana Society of Animal Production(GSAP)/ Department of Animal Science, UDS/ Animal Research Institute (ARI), Tamale (2008).

2. Review of Draft Training Manual of Small Ruminant and Poultry for the Training of PCF’s of Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Tamale (2006).

3. Challenges of small ruminant production at Shelilanyili in the Gushiegu district (Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Agricultural Project (NARMSAP); Collaboration between Cornell University (USA), World Vision International (Ghana) and the Department of Animal Science, UDS, Tamale (September 2004 - June 2005).

 

Name: Mr. Jakper Naandam,

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address:

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 0205162657/ 024244895504

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Current Research Interests

1. Hair Density of West Africa Dwarf Gats in Ghana.

2. Reproductive and growth characteristics of local chicken in the Northern Ghana.

3. Qualitative phenotypic characteristics of local chicken in the Northern Ghana.

4. Phenotypic characterization of rabbits in Northern Ghana

Publications

1. KUSI, Abigail and Naandam, J. (2014). Review of forages used to feed small ruminants in Ghana in recent times. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development Volume 1, No. 1. September 2014. Available online at http://gjstd.org/index.php/GJSTD

2. ABBEY, Charlotte and Naandam, J. (2014). Microbial load on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) husks stored under different conditions for use as supplementary feed for small ruminants. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development Volume 1, No. 1. October 2014. Available online at http://gjstd.org/index.php/GJSTD

3. G. V. Otchere and Naandam. J. (2015). Effect of pounded dawadawa (Parkia biglobosa) pod husks extract on stronglye in West African Dwarf (WAD) Goats. UDS International Journal of Development. Vol.1 No. 1. January 2015. Available online at http/www.udsijd.org/

4. Jerebi, D. A. And Naandam, J. (2015). Haematological Characteristics of Local Rabbits Fed Sida Acuta AndSynedrella Nodiflora Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development Volume 2, No. 1. April 2015 p. 2343-6727. Available online at http://gjstd.org/index.php/GJSTD

Community Service

1. Sunday school teacher/Lay Pastor in United Pentecostal Church International. Tamale branch.

2. Member of Food for Life Think Tank of CLIP, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).

3. Policy Adviser to NORDESO, a local NGO based in Tamale.

Workshops/Conferences attended

1. GDCA/CLIP Think Tank (TT) quarterly meeting at GDCA Conference Hall. May, 2015.

2. Career and Professional Development Training at Regentrophen College of Applied Sciences, Kansoe/Namoo, Bongo Disrtict. Organised by Professional Start, from Germany. 24th - 25th August, 2015.

Name: Dr. W. Addah

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address:

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale, Ghana

Telephone: +233 (0)506 657 899

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Educational Qualification

1. 2008 - 2013: University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada (PhD, Animal Science)

2. 2002 - 2004: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana (MSc. Animal Science; Nutrition and Reproductive Physiology option)

3. 1995 - 1999: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana (BSc. Agricultural Technology)

4. 1992 - 1994: Ghana Secondary School, Tamale, Ghana (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination)

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Ruminal ecology and nutrition of ruminants

2. Innovative methods of forage conservation and utilization by ruminants

3. Research methods: design and treatment structures of research in animal science

4. Reproductive physiology and artificial insemination techniques of farm animals

Current Research Interest/Expertise

1. Conservation of groundnut haulm and cassava peels by ensiling

2. Urea-treatment of cereal straws

3. Effects of protein or energy on compensatory growth of sheep and pigs

4. Effects of ethnic conflicts on livestock production in Northern Ghana

Theses

Addah Weseh (2013). Effects of silage inoculants on silage fermentation, aerobic stability and animal performance. PhD thesis, University of Alberta, Canada.

Addah Weseh (2004). Reproductive response of confined West African Dwarf sheep fed whole cotton seed and cassava peels during different trimesters of pregnancy. MSc. Thesis, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Current Publications (2011-2016) :

1. Addah, W., Dzewu R. R. R. and Alenyorege, B. 2016. Effects of dietary restriction followed by high dietary energy or protein on compensatory growth of Ashanti Black × Large White crossbred weaner pigs. Tropical Animal Health and production 48 :145-150.

2. Addah, W., Baah, J. and McAllister, T. A. 2016. Effects of an exogenous enzyme-containing inoculant on fermentation characteristics of barley silage and on growth performance of feedlot steers. Can. J. Anim. Sci. 96: 1–10.

3. Kabiru, M., Addah, W. and Lipaya, N. P. 2015. Growth response of Djallonké sheep Supplemented with urea-treated rice straw in the dry Season. A short communiqué. Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development. 3:77-79.

4. Addah, W. 2015. Can inoculation of silage with a ferulic acid esterase-producing inoculant reduce enteric methane emissions in Ghana? Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development. 3:61-69.

5. Addah, W., Baah, J. and McAllister, T. A. 2014. Current trends in grass silage production and utilization: potential role of silage inoculants in Ghana-A review. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. 8:1-28

6. Addah, W., Baah, J. and McAllister, T. A. 2014. Determining the ferulic acid esterase activity of a fibrolytic silage inoculant in silage by the extent of de-esterification of ethyl ferulate-modified MRS media. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science 8: 29-36.

7. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine E. K and McAllister, T. A. 2015. Effect of chop-length and a silage inoculant on growth performance, feeding behaviour and ruminal acidosis in finishing feedlot steers. Journal of Animal Science. 93:2309-2321

8. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2014. Silage inoculants – are they worth the money? WCDS Advances in Dairy Technology. 26: 193 – 206.

9. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine E. K., Owens F. N. and McAllister, T. A. 2014. Effect of chop-length and a third-generation inoculant on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage, and growth performance of finishing feedlot Steers. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 197: 34-46.

10. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2012. A third-generation esterase inoculant alters fermentation pattern and improves aerobic stability of barley silage and the efficiency of body weight gain of growing feedlot cattle. Journal of Animal Science 90 :1541-15452.

11. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2012. Use of thermal imaging and the in situ technique to assess the impact of an inoculant with feruloyl esterase activity on the aerobic stability and digestibility of barley silage. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 92: 381-394.

12. Addah, W., Karikari, P. K. and Baah, J. 2012. Under nutrition in the ewe: Foeto-placental adaptation, and modulation of lamb birth weight: A review. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 24 (9), Article No. 161.

13. Baah, J., Tuah, A. K., Addah, W. and Tait, R. M. 2012. Small ruminants production characteristics in urban households in Ghana. Livestock Research for Rural Development 24 (#9) 2012.

14. Addah, W., Baah, J., Groenewegen, P., Okine E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2011. Comparison of the fermentation characteristics, aerobic stability and nutritive value of barley and corn silages ensiled with or without a mixed bacterial inoculant. Canadian Journal of Animal Science 91: 133–146.

15. Baah, J., Addah, W., Okine, E. K., McAllister, T. A. 2011. Effects of homolactic bacterial inoculant alone or combined with an anionic surfactant on fermentation, aerobic stability and in situ ruminal degradability of barley silage. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 24: 369–378.

Workshops/Conferences/Collaborations (2009-2015)

  • Africa RISING/USAID Development Projects Workshop. March 10, 2016, IITA Conference Room, Tamale
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI). Stakeholders’ meeting on irrigated forage intervention for Ghana, Gariba Lodge, Tamale, October 21-22, 2014.
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab on Small Scale Irrigation (ILSSI). Stakeholders’ meeting on irrigated forage intervention for Ghana, Upland Hotel, Wa, Upper West. February 20 2015
  • Harmattan School, University for Development Studies, International Conference Centre, Tamale, February 5-6, 2015.
  • The 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies . University for Development Studies, International Conference Centre, Tamale, August 20-22, 2014
  • The 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. University of Cape Coast. August 5-8, 2015.
  • Joint annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Science Association. Banff, June 18-20, 2013.
  • 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.
  • 32nd Western Nutrition Conference: Quality from Complexity, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 14-15, 2011.
  • The joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science AssociationCanadian Society of Animal ScienceAmerican Society Animal Science, Denver, Colorado, USA. July 11–15, 2010
  • Joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association Canadian Society of Animal ScienceAmerican Society Animal Science. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 12–16, 2009.

Conference proceedings/refereed proceedings (2011-2015)

1. Addah, W. 2015. Diurnal time (AM vs PM) affects feed intake and feeding behaviour of stall-fed cattle more than dietary particle size in the summer season. Proceedings of the 19th Biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. pp. 213-224. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. August 5-8, 2015.

2. Ibrahim, S. and Addah, W. 2015. A preliminary study of the comparison of some anatomical characteristics of male and female reproductive organs of Zebu and West African Short Horn cattle at slaughter. Proceedings of the 19th Biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. 206-212. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. August 5-8, 2015.

3. Addah, W ., Dzewu, R. R. R. and Alenyorege, B. 2015. Compensatory growth of Ashanti Black × Large white crossbred weaner pigs following restoration of dietary energy or protein. Proceedings of the 19th Biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production. pp. 197-205. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. August 5-8, 2015.

4. Addah, W. 2015. Ingestion of plastic wastes by farm animals in Ghana: effects on the production of ruminants. Presented at Harmattan School, University for Development Studies, International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies, Tamale, February 5-6, 2015.

5. Addah, W., Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2014. The use of radio frequency technology to monitor the effects of silage inoculation and forage chop length on feeding behaviour and feed intake of finishing feedlot steers. pp. 34-48.

6. Addah, W. and Baah, J. 2014. Effects of a bacterial inoculant containing Propionibacterium freudenreichii and fibrolytic enzymes on fermentation, aerobic stability and nutritive value of barley silage. In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies . pp. 258-269.

7. Addah, W., Alenyorege, B. and Baah. J. 2014. Utilization of natural pasture for cattle production in Ghana: can ensiling help? In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies. pp. 270-278.

8. Addah, W., Alenyorege, B. and Baah, J. 2014. Can inoculation of silage with a ferulic acid esterase-producing inoculant reduce enteric methane emissions in Ghana? In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies. pp. 279-288.

9.Addah, W., Okine and, E. K., McAllister, T. A 2014. The use of radio frequency technology to monitor the effects of silage inoculation and forage chop length on feeding behaviour and feed intake of finishing feedlot steers. In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies. pp 34-48.

10.Addah, W., Alenyorege, B. and Baah. J. 2014. Utilization of natural pasture for cattle production in Ghana: can ensiling help? In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies. pp. 270-278.

11. Addah, W., Alenyorege, B. and Baah, J. 2014. Can inoculation of silage with a ferulic acid esterase-producing inoculant reduce enteric methane emissions in Ghana? In: W. Addah, F. Adzitey and R. Lomo (eds.). Proceedings of the 32nd biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. International Conference Centre, University for Development Studies . pp. 279-287.

12. Addah, W., Baah, J. and Okine, E. K., McAllister, T. A. 2013. Effects of an esterase-producing inoculant and chop-length on silage fermentation, ruminal fermentation, growth performance and carcass characteristics of finishing feedlot steers. Joint annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Meat Science Association. Banff, June 18-20, 2013.

13. Addah, W., Baah, J. Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2012. Effects of an esterase-producing inoculant and chop length on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage. J. Anim. Sci. 90:539 (Suppl. 3).

14. Addah, W., Baah, J., Barkley, C., Wilde, R. E., Okine, E. K., and McAllister, T. A. 2011. Use of infrared thermography to assess the aerobic stability of silage., 32nd Western Nutrition Conference: Quality from Complexity, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 14-15, 2011.

15. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E. K., and McAllister, T. A. 2011. A ferulic acid esterase silage inoculant improves barley silage fermentation, aerobic stability and efficiency of feed use by growing feedlot cattle., 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.

16. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E.K., and McAllister, T.A. 2011. Effects of applying a ferouyl esterase silage inoculant at ensiling on in situ neutral detergent fibre disappearance of barley silage, 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.

17. Addah, W., Baah, J., Okine, E.K., and McAllister, T.A. 2011. Thermal infrared assessment of aerobic stability of barley silage ensiled with or without an esterase silage inoculant in large silos., 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011.

18. Addah, W., Baah, J., Groenewegen, P., Okine, E. K. and McAllister, T. A. 2010. Effects of a bacterial inoculant on fermentation of barley or corn silage and on the growth performance of steers fed the ensiled crop. Proceedings of the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science AssociationCanadian Society of Animal ScienceAmerican Society Animal Science, Denver, Colorado, USA. July 11–15, 2010. J. Anim. Sci. 88 (E-Suppl. 2/J):834.

19. Addah, W., Baah, J. and Okine, E. 2009. Use of acaricides and gastrointestinal anthelminthes in developing countries: a case study among livestock farmers in Ghana. Proceedings of the joint annual meeting of the American Dairy Science Association Canadian Society of Animal ScienceAmerican Society Animal Science. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. August 12–16, 2009. J. Anim. Sci. 87(E-Suppl. 2/J):142.

Awards/Grants

1. Award for best SSCE result, 1994. Ghana Secondary School, Tamale, Ghana

2. Research grant: Africa RISING project, a USAID project, 2015-2016

3. Graduate student travel award: Awarded by the Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences of the University of Alberta, Canada, 2013.

4. Third Prize award: Canadian Society of Animal Science Graduate Student Award presented at 61th Annual meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, 2012.

5. Research grant: FARMER project, Canadian International Development Agency, 2006.

6. Study Fellowship: Agriculture Sub-sector Improvement Project (AgSSIP), a World Bank project (2002-2004).

Collaboration

Collaborative research between International Livestock Research Centre and the University for Development Studies, on conservation of crop residues for feeding ruminants

Name: Abdul-Rahman Ibn Iddriss (PhD)

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address:

Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: (+233) 244 985023/204536769

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Educational Qualification

1. PhD. Animal Science (Reproductive physiology and endocrinology), University of Glasgow, UK/University of Ghana, Ghana (Split-site)

2. Certificate in radiation protection (Biological Applications), University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

3. MPhil Animal Science (Animal physiology and Behaviour) University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. 2004.

4. BSc. (Hons) Agriculture (Animal Science option). University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. 2001

5. SSSCE, Presbyterian Boys’ Secondary School and Sixth Form Science College (PRESEC) -Legon, 1995.

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Reproductive physiology and endocrinology

2. Renal, neural, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive and environmental Physiology.

3. Animal Production (Cattle, Sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits and grasscutter)

4. Microscopic and Gross Anatomy of Farm Animals

5. Animal Behaviour and Welfare

6. Molecular Biology

Current Research Interests

1. Understanding and elimination of seasonal breeding in guinea fowls

2. Developing more reliable sexing methods in guinea fowls

3. Effects of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on the fertility of birds.

4. Identification and elimination of stress in animal husbandry systems in the tropics

5. General improvement in the reproductive performance of livestock and poultry

Theses

1. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. (2012). Age related changes in the anatomy and histology of reproductive organs, and steroid hormone profiles in male and female guinea fowls (Numida meleagris). PhD. Dissertation, University of Ghana /University of Glasgow. pp 330.

2. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. (2004). Periparturient behaviour of Djallonke ewes and West African dwarf nanny goats. MPhil thesis, University of Ghana. pp 149

3. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. (2001). Effect of sex, birth weight and type of birth on the neonatal behaviour of Djallonke lambs. BSC Dissertation, University of Ghana. pp 36

Peer refereed Journals

1. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Obese, F. Y., Robinson, J. E., Awumbila, B. and Jeffcoate I. A. (2016). Effects of season on the reproductive organs and steroid hormone profiles in guinea fowl hens. British Poultry Science, DOI:10.1080/00071668.2016.1154504. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071668.2016.1154504

2. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Robinson, J. E., Obese, F. Y., Jeffcoate, I. A. and Awumbila B. (2016). Effects of season on reproductive organ and plasma testosterone concentrations in guinea cocks. Poultry Science. 95(3): 636-644.

3. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Samaha, P. and Yaro, M. (2016). Factors affecting growth performance of Ashanti black pigs under guinea savanna conditions. Livestock Research for Rural Development 28 (2).

4. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Awumbila, B., Jeffcoate, I. A, Robinson, J. E. and Obese, F. Y. (2015). Sexing in Guinea fowls. Poultry Science. 94:311–318.

5. Abdul-Rahman I. I., Chikpah, S. K. and Yaro, M. (2012). Response of Djallonké lambs to repeated separation during the first week of lactation: 1. Behavioual response, J. Anim Prod. Adv. 2 (12): (400 - 404).

6. Abdul-Rahman I. I., Chikpah, S. K. and Yaro, M. (2012). Response of Djallonké lambs to repeated separation during the first week of lactation: 2. Physiological response, J. Anim Prod. Adv. 2 (12): 404-408.

7. Abdul-Rahman, I.I., Abdulai, A and Yaro, M. (2012). The role of mother-young contact in the development of maternal responsiveness in Djallonké ewes. J. Anim Prod Adv, 2(8):358-364.

8. Yaro M., Ayizanga R. A. and Abdul-Rahman I. I. (2012). Growth Performance of Zero Grazed Sahelian x Djallonké Crossbreeds under Probiotic Strategic supplementation, J Anim Sci Adv, 2(5): 487-491.

9. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Osei Bonsu, P., and Yaro, M. (2012). Effect of forced moulting on the performance of exotic Hy-line Brown Layer Birds under Tropical climatic conditions, J Anim Sci Adv., 2(5): 481-486.

10. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. and Yaro, M (2010). The effects of sex, birthweight and type of birth on neonatal behaviour of Djallonké sheep and West African Dwarf goats. Global Veterinaria, 4 (4): 409-415

Referenced Conference Proceedings

1. Abdul-Rahman, I I., Obese, F.Y, Robinson, J.E., Awumbila, B. and Jeffcoate, I. A. (2016). Spermatogenesis in the guinea cock. In: Proceedings of the 1 st College of Basic and Applied Sciences Annual Science and Development Platform, held at the Center for African Wetlands, University of Ghana, Legon (17th to 19th February).

2. Abdul-Rahman, Iddriss I., Awumbila, B., Jeffcoate, Ian A., Robinson, J. E. and Obese, Frederick Y. (2015). Age related changes in external anatomy of guinea fowls (Numida meleagris). In: Proceedings of 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast.

3. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. and M. Yaro. (2013). The contribution of community livestock workers to animal production in rural Ghana. In: Proceedings of Tropentag 2013, held at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany (17th -18th September, 2013); www.tropentag.de/2013/abstracts/links/Yaro_zwzYmb0p.php

4. Mohammed Yaro, I. I. Abdul-Rahman and R. Ayizanga (2013). Performance of zero-grazed Sahel x Djallonke ewes with Lablab purpureus supplementation under tropical climatic conditions . In: Proceedings of Tropentag 2013, held at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany (17th -18th September, 2013); http://www.tropentag.de/2013/abstracts/ links/Yaro_ScLy5NaG.php

5. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. and Nuhu, R. H. and Yaro, M. (2013) Behavioural response of Sahelian ewes to handling of their lambs at 48 hr postpartum. In: Proceedings of 18th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, held at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon (24th -26th July 2013).

6. Abdul-Rahman, I. I. and Bernard, A. (2013). Factors affecting vigour in West African Dwarf kids within the first 24 hours post-partum. In: Proceedings of 18th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, held at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon (24th -26th July)

7. Abdul-Rahman, I. I., Semaha, P. and Yaro, M. (2013). Pre and Postweaning growth performance of Ashanti Black pigs under guinea savanna conditions. In: Proceedings of 18th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, held at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon (24th -26th July).

Conferences Attended

1. First Annual Science and Development Platform of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, UG, held at the Center for African Wetlands, University of Ghana, Legon (17-19 February 2016)

2. Nineteenth biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, held at the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast Ghana (2015).

3. Tropentag 2013, held at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, Germany (17th -18th September, 2013)

4. Eighteenth biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal production, held at the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon (24th -26th July 2013).

5. Thirty-first biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association, held at Animal Research Institute, Frafraha, (2012).

 

Name: Dr. Terry Ansah (PhD)

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233208271732

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Skype name: terryansah1

Educational Qualification

1. 2011-2015: University for Development Studies-Ghana/Harper Adams University-UK (PhD. Animal Nutrition)

2. 2007-2010: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology-Ghana (MSc. Animal Nutrition and management)

3. 2000-2004: University for Development Studies-Ghana (BSc. Agriculture Technology)

4. 1996-1999: Winneba Secondary School, Winneba (SSCE)

Areas of Teaching

1. Ruminant Nutrition

2. Pasture production and management

Practical Oriented Teaching

1. Third Trimester Field Practical Program coordinator (TTFPP)-Faculty of Agriculture

Research Interest/Expertise

1. Animal feed evaluation using in vitro, in sacco and in vivo techniques

2. Measurements of enteric GHG emissions from ruminants

3. Techniques to minimise enteric GHG emission from ruminants

4. Pasture/rangeland management for livestock production

5. Crop/livestock integration

Thesis

1. Nutritive value and greenhouse gas mitigation potential of eight browse plants from Northern Ghana. PhD dissertation submitted to the University for Development studies

2. Effect of variety, harvest date and fraction on the herbage yield, chemical composition and In `vitro gas production (Ankom RF gas production system) of Napier grass (Pennisetum purpureum) in the humid zone of Ghana. MSc. dissertation submitted to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science Technology.

3. The role of Church-based organisations in Sustainable Livestock Production. BSc. dissertation submitted to the University for Development Studies.

Publication :

1. Ansah, T. Cudjoe, S. and Adjei, D. (2015). Effects of partially replacing rice straw with browse plants on the haematology and serum metabolites of Djallonke sheep . Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development. Vol. 2 No. 1, Pg. 59-65

2. Ansah, T., Wilkinson, R.G., Dei, H.K. 2015 Effect of partially replacing rice straw with tanniferous browse plants on the nitrogen and neutral detergent fiber metabolism in Djallonke sheep. Proceedings of the 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production held at the University of Cape Coast from the 5th to the 8th of August, 2015.

3. Ansah, T., Wilkinson, R.G., Dei, H.K. 2015 Growth, blood biochemical properties and carcass characteristics of semi intensively kept Djallonke lambs supplemented with tanniferous browse plants. Proceedings of the 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production held at the University of Cape Coast from the 5th to the 8th of August, 2015.

4. Ansah, T. (2014) Nutrient Composition and In Vitro Gas Production of False Yam (Icacinaoliviformis) Leaves . Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research, 2; 2, Pg76-82

5. Ansah, T., Kamara, F. Ninkarb, S.J, Takinam K. R. (2014). Growth, carcass and blood profile of rabbits fed agro-industrial by-products in Northern Ghana . Ghana Journal of Science, Technology and Development, 1; 1, Pg. 38-45

6. Ansah, T., Wilkinson, R.G., Huntington J., Dei, H.K. 2014 Reducing greenhouse gas emission from ruminants through the use of indigenous browse plants. International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-arid, Conference program and Abstracts, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana August 6-7, 2014

7. Ansah, T., Wilkinson, R.G., Huntington, J. and Dei, H.K (2014) In sacco degradability of leaves of browse plants from the Savannah Region of Ghana, Proceedings of the 32nd biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association Vol.1, 20 th to 22nd, August, 2014, UDS International Conference Centre.

8. Ansah, T., Wilkinson, R.G., Huntington, J. and Dei, H.K. (2014) Effects of nitrogen sufficient and nitrogen deficient media on the in vitro gas production of leaves of tropical browse plants, Proceedings of the 32nd biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association Vol.1, 20th to 22nd, August, 2014, UDS International Conference Centre.

9. Ansah T, Osafo E L K and Hansen H H 2013: Variety, harvest date after planting and plant fraction of Napier grass influence in vitro gas production. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 25, Article #78. Retrieved October 3, 2013, http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd25/5/ansa25078.htm

10. Ansah, T, Konlan, S.P, Ofori, D K, and Awudza, H A 2012 Effects of agro-industrial by-product supplementation on the growth performance and hematology of Djallonke sheep. Journal of Ghanaian animal Science, Vol.6 No.1

11. Terry Ansah, Anthony Amison Agbolosu, Gabriel Ayum Teye, Amponsah Akwasi, Michael Opoku-Agyeman 2012. Evaluation of Corn Cob on the Growth Performance of Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus), Scientific Papers: Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2012, 45 (1)

12. Ansah T, Emelia AA, Deku G, Karikari PK. 2012. Evaluation of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) leaves on the growth performance of weaner rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 2(1): 76-79.www.science-line.com/index/; http://www.ojafr.ir

13. S.P. Konlan, P.K. Karikari and T. Ansah 2012. Productive and Blood Indices of Dwarf Rams Fed a Mixture of Rice Straw and Groundnut Haulms Alone or Supplemented with Concentrates Containing Different Levels of Shea Nut Cake. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 11 (6): 566-571, 2012 ISSN 1680-5194 © Asian Network for Scientific Information, 2012

14. Ansah, T. and Aboagye, C. 2011. False yam (Icacina oliviformis) leaf meal as an ingredient in the diet of weaner rabbits(Oryctolagus cuniculus) to improve blood profile. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1(4): 135-138. Http://www.ojafr.ir

15. Ansah, T., Teye, G. A. and Addah W. 2011. Effect of Whole-cotton seed supplementation on growth performance and haematological properties of Djallonke sheep. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1(5): 155-159. Jhttp://www.ojafr.ir

16. T. Ansah, J. Mensah, P. Bayong, G. Deku and P. K Karikari 2011 Effect of dietary Shea nut cake (SNC) on the growth and blood parameters of rabbits.Animal Production Research Advances, 7 (1): 81-86, 2011, Tepas Institute of Scientific Research and Development. www.tapasinstitute.org/journals/apra.

Workshops and Conferences

1. 19th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production held at the University of Cape Coast from the 5th to the 8 th of August, 2015

2. Livestock and Climate Change Workshop organised by the European Union Animal Change Project from the 15-16th January, 2015 at ISRA, Dakar Senegal

3. Livestock and Climate Change, training course, 12-14th January, 2015 at ISRA, Dakar Senegal

4. International Foundation for Science (IFS) collaborative Research Training Workshop, 8-11, December, 2014, at Ouidah, Benin

5. International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-arid, 2014, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana August 6-7, 2014

6. Tropentag, 2012, September 19-21, 2012,Gottingen Kassel/Witzenhausen, Germany

7. Statistics Workshop organized by the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) student council, 5th-6th September, 2012 at the Irene Manton building, University of Leeds

8. British Society of Animal Science conference, Jubilee campus , University of Nottingham, UK (April 24-25th 2012)

Awards/Grants

1. International Foundation for Science (IFS) collaborative research grant (2014-2016)

2. Commonwealth Split site Scholarship for PhD (2011)

3. Danish Development Research Network Research grant (North South collaboration, 2008)

Collaboration

1. Urban Food Plus-Germany: Physical characteristics of grazing lands and grazing behavior of ruminates in Northern Ghana

Consultancy

1. Irrigated forage production among feed sellers and small holder livestock farmers in Northern Ghana (IWMI)

 

Name : Dr. Frederick Adzitey

Present Position : Senior Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 249995310 or +233500441540

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Educational Qualification

  • 2009 – 2013: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia (PhD Food Safety
  • 2007 – 2008: University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, (MSc Meat Science and Technology)
  • 2001 – 2005: University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana (B.Sc Agriculture Technology)
  • 1997 – 1999: Awudome Secondary School, Tsito, Ghana (SSSCE)

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Zoology

2. Cell Biology

3. Microbiology

4. Biochemistry

5. Laboratory Techniques

6. Meat Processing and Meat Hygiene

7. Cattle, Sheep and Goat Production

Current Research Interests

1. Animal science, meat processing and technology

2. Isolation and control of foodborne/waterborne pathogens

3. Antibiotic resistance of foodborne/waterborne pathogens

4. Foodborne pathogen identification and strain typing using molecular techniques

Theses

1. Prevalence, antibiotic resistance and genetic diversity of Campylobacter species, Salmonella serovars and Listeria monocytogenes isolated from ducks, their rearing and processing environments in Penang, Malaysia. PhD Dissertation.

2. Detection of Campylobacter species after enrichment from poultry-related samples. MSc Thesis.

3. Egg laying performance of chickens fed a diet containing ten per cent of processed mucuna beans. BSc Dissertation,

Current Publications

  1. Teye, G.A., Adzitey, F., Bawa, J. and Boateng, A.B. (2015). Sensory characteristics and nutritional qualities of pork sausage treated with boiled ‘Prekese’ (Tetrapleura tetraptera) pod extract. UDS International Journal of Development, 2 (2):1-10.
  2. Adzitey, F. (2015). Antibiotic classes and antibiotic susceptibility of bacterial isolates from selected poultry; a mini review. World's Veterinary Journal, 5(3): 36-41.
  3. Saba, C.K.S., Yankey, E. and Adzitey, F. (2015). Prevalence of Escherichia coli and Shiga Toxin producing Escherichia coli in cattle faeces and raw cow milk sold in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Dairy, Veterinary and Animal Research , 2(5): 00052.
  4. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Boateng, R. and Dari, P.S. (2015). Effect of Prekese (Tetrapleura tetraptera) seed powder on the sensory characteristics and nutritional qualities of pork sausage. Journal of Food Resource Science, 4 (1): 17-22.
  5. Adzitey, F., Deli, R.A. and Ali, G.R.R. (2015). Characterization of Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Albany isolated from chickens and ducks using random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)-PCR. Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Biotechnology, 2:15-21.
  6. Adzitey, F., Nsoah, J.K. and Teye, G. (2015). Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Salmonella species isolated from beef and its related samples in Techiman Municipality of Ghana. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 3(8): 644-650.
  7. Adzitey, F., Nafisah S. and Haruna, A. (2015). Antibiotic susceptibility of Escherichia coli isolated from some drinking water sources in Tamale Metropolis of Ghana. Current Research in Bacteriology, 8:34-40.
  8. Adzitey, F. (2015). Prevalence of Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. in beef samples sold at Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Meat Science, 5 (1): 8-13.
  9. Adzitey, F. (2015). Antibiotic resistance of Escherichia coli isolated from beef and its related samples in Techiman Municipality of Ghana. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 9 (5): 233-240.
  10. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A. Anachinaba, I.A (2015). Microbial quality of fresh and smoked guinea fowl meat sold in the Bolgatanga Municipality, Ghana. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 165-171.

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

1. Adzitey, F., Ashiagbor, C.N.K. and Abu, H (2015). Drinking water as a source of transmission of antimicrobial resistant Salmonella spp. in Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. The 13th General Conference and 26th General Meeting of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) held from 18-22 November, 2015 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW), Vienna, Austria.

2. Saba C.K.S., Kpordze, S.W. and Adzitey, F. (2015). Prevalence of faecal coliforms (E. coli) on students’ mobile phone. UDS Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme Governance, Science, Technology and National Development held on 2nd to 3rd September at Wa Campus, UDS. Abstract pp. 17.

3. Adzitey, F., Nurul, H. and Gulam, R. (2014). Isolation of Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria species in water samples obtain from duck farms and a wet market. 20th Congress and 40th AGM of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA) held from 28th-31st October, 2014 at Institute of Local Government, Accra. Abstract pp. 42.

4. Adzitey, F., Teye, G.A., Suuk, L. and Issahaku, A. (2015). Handling and storage of leftover meat by butchers in the Tamale Metropolis. Proceedings of the 19th biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP) held from 5 to 8 August at University of Cape Coast, pp. 248-253.

5. Adzitey, F. and Sumaila, N.A. (2015). Isolation of E. coli and heterotrophic bacteria from drinking water sources for humans and animals from Tamale, Ghana. Society for Applied Microbiology Summer Conference on Fermented Foods and Beverages held from 29 June - 2 July 2015, at InterContinental Hotel, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Name: Benjamin Alenyorege

Present Position: Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 244 433 066

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Educational Qualification

1. 2003: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). Post graduate Certificate in Agriculture Administration

2. 1996-1997: Aberdeen University MSc. Pig Production

3. 1987-1991: University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; BSc. Hons. Animal Science.

4. 1982-1985: University of Science and Technology, Kumasi; Diploma Farm Management and Agriculture Extension

5. 1971-1976: Damongo Secondary School; O’ level/School Certificate.

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Non Ruminant Nutrition

2. Pig, Grasscutter and Rabbit Production

3. Livestock Production Systems and management

4. Livestock Value Chain

Current research Interests

1. Feeding strategies for improving Efficiency in Livestock Production

2. Characterization of the indigenous pig Ghana.

3. Thermo-comfort Zone of Pigs in the Hot Humid Environment of Ghana

4. Management, Control and Prevention of Helminths in Rural Poultry Production

Thesis:

1. Options for Improving Efficiency in feed Utilization of Grower/Finisher Pigs under the Hot Humid Conditions of Ghana. MSc.

2. Growth Performance of Djallonké and Djallonké x Sahelian Crossbred Lambs in Northern Ghana. BSc.

Current Publications:

1. Alenyorege B, Acquaye. A.D. and Dufu D (2014). An Assessment of the Quality of Milk Produced by Small Scale Dairy Producers in Selected Locations in Northern Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Vol. 8 (1): 2014. Pp 37-44

2. Alenyorege, B ; Akansake, D. A. Aweligya.G. A (2014). Effects of Livestock Management System on Losses due to Road Accidents: A Case Study of the Tamale-Navrongo Portion of the Accra-Paga Highway. Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Vol. 8 (1):

3. Dei H. K., Alenyorege B., Apalibe, D.A. Okai D. B. and Larbi. A. (2014). Enhanced Rural Poultry Production in Crop-Livestock Systems in Northern Ghana. Effect of Improved Housing and Management of Chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science Vol. 8 (1). pp 175- 178.

4. Dei H. K., Alenyorege B., Okai D. B. and Larbi. A. (2014). Assessment of Rural Poultry Production in Northern Ghana. Ghanaian Jour. of Animal Science. Vol.8 (1). Pp 101-114.

5. Alenyorege B, and Opoku A. S (2014) Use of Some Linear Body Measurements to Characterize the Ashanti Black Pig Under Intensive Rearing in Ghana. Indian Journal of Applied Research. Vol: 5/ issue: 6 / June 20015/ ISSN- 2249-555X.

6. Alenyorege B, and Mensah K. (2015) Incidence of Retained Placenta in Ruminants and its Treatment by Rural Farmers in Northern Ghana. Indian Journal of Applied Research. Vol: 5/ issue: 7 / July 20015/ ISSN- 2249-555X.

7. Alenyorege, B, Kodjo, A. K. Addah. W. (2015) Phenotypic traits of the Ashanti Black Pig under intensive rearing. Indian Journal of Applied Research. Vol: 5/ issue: 11 / November 20015/ ISSN- 2249-555X.

8. Addah W. Dzewu. R. R, K, and Alenyorege B. (2015). Effects of dietary restriction followed by high dietary energy or protein on compensatory growth of Ashanti black × Large white crossbred weaner pigs. Tropical Animal Health and Production. DOI 10 1007/s11250-015-0936-y

9. Alenyorege B.; Addy F.; Saeed I.; Zakari. A. K. (2015). Options for Effective Management of Helminth Infection in Rural Poultry Fed with Termites in Ghana. Journal of Animal Production Advances Vol: 5, Issue: 11.000 801-806. Nov. 2015. ISSN{ 2251-7677.

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

1. 2014. Stakeholders' Consultative Workshop- Project on Small Scale Irrigation for Fodder Production ILRI October 22nd, 2014 in Tamale, Ghana

2. 2012.Climate Change Adaptation and mitigation. Organised by ACDEP and Canada 25th April. 2012.GILLBT Tamale.

3. 2012.Workshop on Crop/Livestock Integration in Northern Ghana, Sustainable Systems for Intensification. Organised by IITA and ARI. 26th – 28 th August 2012. GILLBT Tamale.

4. 2012.Forum on Quality Production of Meat and Meat Products. Organised by Food and Drugs Board. 13th- 15th July 2012. Regional Adminitration, Bolgatanga

Name : Peter Tindukin Birteeb

Present Position : Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 0208278575/ +233249815083

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Educational Qualification

1. 2009 – 2011: University for Development Studies, Navrongo (MSc Biometry)

2. 2003 – 2007: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc Agriculture Technology)

3. 2000 – 2002: Bawku Secondary School, Bawku (SSSCE)

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Population Genetics

2. Animal Breeding and Genetics

3. Medical Genetics

4. Bioinformatics

5. Experimental Design

6. Animal Experimentations and Research Techniques

7. Applied Plant Science Statistics

8. Basic Statistics

Current Research Interest

1. Characterization of indigenous domestic poultry species

2. Characterization of small ruminant species

3. Livestock production systems

4. Price determinants in small ruminant marketing

5. Phenotypic variances in indigenous cattle breeds

6. Egg quality characteristics

Thesis

1. Discriminant analysis and weight estimation of sheep breeds in Northern Ghana. MSc Thesis. UDS, Navrango. 2011. 119 pp.

2. Cereal-Legume integration for enhanced animal feed production. BSc Thesis. UDS, Tamale. 2007. 67 pp.

Current Publications

1. Birteeb, P. T., Tetteh, I. O. and Salifu, A. R. S. (2015). Growth Performance and weight estimation of Large White piglets weaned at different ages. Research & Reviews: Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology. 4(3): 15-23.

2. Birteeb, P. T. and Lomo, R. (2015). Phenotypic characterization and weight estimation from linear body traits of West African Dwarf goats reared in the transitional zone of Ghana. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 27, Article #175. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd27/9/birt27175.htm

3. Birteeb, P. T., Danquah, B. A. and Salifu, A. R. S. (2015). Growth Performance of West African Dwarf Goats Reared in the Transitional Zone of Ghana. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences. DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2015. http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajas.0000.72933.72933.

4. Salifu, A. R. S., Ninfaa, A. D., Anama, K. and Birteeb, P. T. (2015). Effects of different processing methods of False Yam (Icacina oliviformis) seeds on growth performance of Albino rats. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports. 8(4): 1-8.

5. Birteeb, P.T., Peters, S.O. and Ozoje, M.O. (2014). Analysis of the body structure of Djallonke sheep using a multideterminant approach. Animal Genetic Resources, 54, 65–72. doi:10.1017/S2078633614000125

6. Salifu, A-R. S. and Birteeb, P. T. (2013). Carcass and internal organs characteristics of growing-finishing pigs fed diets containing four different maize varieties. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research, Vol. 7 (1): 43 – 49. Available at http://gssrr.org/index.php?journal=JournalOfBasicAndApplied&page=article&op=view&path[]=1310&path[]=1210

7. Abagale, F. K., Sarpong, D. A., Ojediran, J. O., Osei-Agyemang, R., Shaibu, A. G. and Birteeb, P. T. (2013). Heavy metal concentration in wastewater from car washing bays used for agriculture in the Tamale Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 5(6): 1571 – 1576.

8. Anzagra, L., Adebanji, A.O. and Birteeb, P.T. (2013). Average Time to Justice Delivery; A Case Study in the Upper West and East Regional District and Circuit Courts in Ghana. Developing Country Studies. Volume 3(5): 15 – 21

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

1. The 19th Biennial Conference of Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP), 5th to 8th August, 2015. University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

Name : Mr. Mohammed Alhassan

Present Position : Assistant Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 (0)248452218

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Educational Qualification :

1. 2011-2014: University for Development Studies (M. Phil in Animal Science) (Nutrition)

2. 2005-2009: University for Development Studies (BSc in Agriculture technology)

3. 1998-2000: Veterinary Collage of Animal Health and Production (Certificate)

4. 1990-1993: Ghana Secondary School, Tamale (SSCE)

Areas of Teaching Interest:

1. Poultry Production

2. Animal Nutrition

Current Research Interests:

1. Evaluating discarded cashew nuts as alternative feed ingredient in laying chickens

2. Evaluation of false yam tuber and seeds as alternative feed resource in poultry production

3. Evaluation of plant extracts as substitute for antibiotics in poultry production

4. Effect of biochar in poultry feed on growth performance

5. Effect of biochar as toxin binder in poultry production

6. Improved brooding techniques in guinea fowl production

7. Improving local farmers’ stock in guinea fowl production using locally fabricated incubators

Theses:

1. Effects of water temperature and alcohol addition to water on growth performance of Broiler chickens in a hot climate. Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Agriculture technology (Animal science Option), 2009. Pp: 50

2. Effects of soaked false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on feed digestibility, performance and haematological characteristics of layer chickens. Master of philosophy in Animal Science (Nutrition option), 2014. Pp: 122

Current Publications:

1. Muktar, A., F. Adzitey, G.A. Teye, M. Alhassan, and H.K. Dei. (2015). Effects of AlbiziaJulibrissin Leaf Meal-Based Diet on Carcass and Sensory Characteristics of Broiler Chickens. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research.3 (2): 388-392.

2. Dei, H.K., Adzokatse, R.A., Abdulai, S., Amoako, G.K., Mohammed, A. and Rose S.P. (2014). Effects of varying processing techniques on nutritive value of false yam seed meal in broiler chicken diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8(1): 79-86

3. Dei, H.K., Amoako, E.A. and Mohammed, A. (2014). Effects of soaked-boiled false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tubers (SBFYTM) on performance of finisher broiler chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 8(1): 115-118

4. Mohammed, A. Dei, H.K. (2013) Effects of soaked false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on feed digestibility, performance and haematological characteristics of layer chickens. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 2. Pp 106-116.

5. Dei H.K., Mohammed, A., Denteh, P. and Adam, M. (2013) “Pito Mash” (Sorghum Brewers’ Spent Grains) as a feed ingredient for poultry. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 1. Pp 1-7.

6. Dei H.K., Amidu, A. and Mohammed, A. (2013) Effect of Pinioning on Egg Laying Performance and Behaviour of Local Guinea Fowls. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 1. Pp 23-26.

7. Dei H.K., Gborkey, W., Yaro, D. and Mohammed, A. (2013) Nutritional Value of Soaked False Yam Tuber and Seed Meals in Chicken Diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 1. Pp 33-39.

8. Dei H.K., Govina, S. and Mohammed, A. (2013) Effect of Long Photoperiod on Egg Production of Local Guinea Fowl During Breeding Season. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 1. Pp 83-86.

9. Dei H.K., Borklo, N.Y.G. and Mohammed, A (2013) Evaluation of Albizia julibrissin Leaf Meal in Layer Chicken Diets. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science. Volume 7, number 1. Pp 87-92.

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended:

1. Mohammed, A., Dei, H.K. and Appiah, I.K. (2015) Effect of dietary supplement of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber extract on growth performance, carcass characteristics and haematological parameters of cockerels. Proceedings of the 19th Biennial conference of the Ghana Society of Animal production. University of Cape Coast, Ghana. 5-8th August, 2015. Pp 61-69

2. Dei, H.K., Ohemeng, K. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber boiled in 1% sodium chloride solution on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 178-182

3. Dei, H.K., Boateng, D. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam tuber soaked in 1% sodium chloride solution on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 183-187

4. Dei, H.K., Zakari, Y. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam tuber soaked in 5% sodium chloride solution on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 188-192

5. Dei, H.K., Taylor, N. N. B. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam tuber boiled in 1% saltpetre solution on egg laying performance of chickens . Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 398-402

6. Dei, H.K., Abagnaba, A.H. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam tuber soaked in 0.5% saltpetre solution on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 392-397

7. Dei, H.K., Koomson. M. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of false yam tuber soaked in 1% saltpetre solution on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 387-391

8. Dei, H.K., Denutsui, J.S. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of low dietary level of soaked false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 193-197

9. Dei, H. K., Siabi, M. A. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of low dietary levels of boiled false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on egg laying performance of chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 198-203

10. Dei, H.K., Sasu, B. E. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Growth response of broiler chickens fed Albizia julibrissin leaf meal. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 168-172

11. Dei, H.K., Mohammed-Tajudeen, A. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of anaerobic fermentation of soaked false yam ( Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on growth performance of broiler chickens. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 381-386

12. Nani, I.A, Dei, H.K. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of boiled false yam tuber meal on feed digestibility of layer chicken. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 173-177

13. Nani, I.A, Dei, H.K. and Mohammed, A. (2014) Effect of boiled false yam tuber meal on egg laying performance of chicken. Proceedings of the 32nd Biennial conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association. UDS-ICC, Tamale. 20th – 22nd August. Pp 204-208

14. H. Dei, E, Amoako, A. Mohammed (2013). Effect of soaked/boiled false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber on performance of finisher broiler chickens. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. Potsdam |Germany. August 26-29. 2013. Pp 1-5.

15. H. Dei, N. Is-haq, A. Mohammed (2013). Effect of varying boiling time (1-3 H) on nutritive value of false yam ( Icacina oliviformis) seed meal in broiler chicken diet. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. Potsdam |Germany. August 26-29. 2013. Pp 1-6.

16. H. Dei, Asari, I. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Growth response of broiler chickens fed false yam ( Icacina oliviformis) tuber soaked in saltpetre solution. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. Potsdam |Germany. August 26-29. 2013. Pp 1-7.

17. H. Dei, Owusu M. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Growth response of broiler chickens fed false yam ( Icacina oliviformis) tuber soaked in sodium chloride solution. 19th European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition. Potsdam |Germany. August 26-29. 2013. Pp 1-8.

18. Dei, H. K., Adarkwa, D. K. and Mohammed, A. (2013). Effect of Sorghum brewers’ Spent Grain (Pito mash) on growth performance of layer chickens. Proceedings of the 18th biennial conference of Ghana Society of Animal Production. College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.

Staff Name : Juliana Bawah

Present Position : Assistant Lecturer

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +233 243 602785/ +233 503086881

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Educational Qualification

1. 2011 – 2014: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (Mphil Reproductive Physiology)

2. 2004 – 2008: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc Agriculture Technology)

3. 1999 – 2001: Ghana Senior High School, Tamale (SSSCE)

Areas of Teaching Interest

1. Animal Reproductive Physiology

2. Non- Ruminant Nutrition

3. Ruminant Nutrition

4. Cattle, Sheep and Goat Production

Current Research Interests

1. Seasonal (early dry season, late dry season, early wet season and late wet season) variation of feed and water resources in irrigated and rain-fed agriculture landscapes in Northern Ghana

2. Forage composition, intake and digestibility of commonly grazed forages

3. Variation in the nutritive value of feed supplement of commonly grazed forages of irrigated and rain-fed agriculture landscapes

4. Effect of commonly grazed forage on liveweight and blood composition of rams

5. Effect of supplementing the diet of grazing Djallonke rams with locally formulated protein concentrate on liveweight and carcass characteristics

6. Involvement of women and youth in livestock management within irrigated and rain-fed ecosystems

Theses

1. Effects of commercial probiotic preparations on the growth, egg laying, haematological and immunological traits of chickens. M. Phil Thesis, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. 2014.

2. Improving the microbial quality of Cowpea (Vigna Uniguiculata) as an extender in communited beef sausage. BSc Dissertation, University for Development Studies, Tamale. 2008.

Current Publications

1. Bawah, J., Osei, S. A., Adomako, K., Okai, D. B., and Baah J. (2015). Effects of commercial probiotic preparations on the growth and egg laying traits of chickens. Abstract of the 2015 Poultry Sciences Association Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky.

2. Bawah, J., Osei, S. A., Adomako, K., Okai, D. B., and Baah J. (2015. Effects of commercial probiotic preparations on the haematological, immunological and biochemical traits of layers. Abstract of the 2015 Poultry Sciences Association Annual Meeting. Louisville, Kentucky.

3. Teye, G. A., Adzitey, F., Bawah, J. and Takyi F. (2015). Dawadawa (Parkia biglobosa) pulp as an extender in beef sausage. UDS International Journal of Development [UDSIJD] Volume 1: Issue 1. http://www.udsijd.org. pp 30-35.

4. Ayum Teye, G., J. Bawah, F. Adzitey, and L. Nii Nathaniel. (2014). Effect of Sweet Basil (Ocimum Basilicum) leaf extract as a spice in hamburger. Global Journal of Animal Scientific Research. 2(2): 92-96.

5. Teye, G. A, Dei H. K, Agbolosu, A. A, Alenyorege, B. Naadam, J. Addah, W. Iddriss A-R, I. Ansah, T. Adzitey, F Birteeb P. T. Addy, F. Bawah, J. and Sallah, E. (2011). Whole cotton seed as feed supplement for small ruminants. Department for International Development (DFID). MUETPRESS, Accra. Pp: 1-39.

Recent Conferences

1. Bawah, J., Osei, S. A., Adomako, K., Okai, D. B., and Baah J (2015). Effects of Commercial Probiotics Preparations on the Intestinal Microbes of Layer Chickens. Conference proceedings of the 19th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production (GSAP), University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast

2. Bawah, J., Adzitey, F., and Barnor, J. A. (2014). Assessing water quality for ruminants in Nyankpala. Conference proceedings of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA), UDS, Tamale. pp 437-443.

3. Bawah, J., and Dei, H. K. (2014). Effect of soaked raw false yam seed flour (SRFYSF) (Icacina oliviformis) as extender in comminuted guinea fowl sausage. Conference proceedings of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA), UDS, Tamale. pp 432-436.

Seminars and Workshops Attended

1. WLE-CIAT/ICUN/UDS/ACDEP Research Project on Improving livehoods I landscapes in Volta Basin through strengthening farmer-led approaches to ecosystem-based management at Franciscan Missionary Guest House, Jirapa, Upper west region. 26th -30th May, 2015

2. A one-week Tailor-Made-Training (TMT) Course on ICT4 for Food and Water Security at Nii Dentis Guest House, Walewale in the West Mamprusi District of the Northern Ghana. Monday 27th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015

3. Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA) 32nd Biennial Conference at the University for Development Studies International Conference Center, Dungu-Tamale, from 20th to 22nd August, 2014.

4. Colloquium on what determine forest-savanna boundaries; empirical evidence from the TROBIT project by Dr. E. M. Veenendaal, Assoc. Prof. Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands on 9th April, 2014. Spanish Lab (Audiovisual) UDS, Nyankpala- Tamale.

5. The use of integrated resources management principles for improving higher education in agriculture and natural resources, (14th -16 th March, 2012). ‘’Addressing environmental challenges, a call for business unusual’’- Universities becoming more responsive to the needs of the agricultural and natural resources management sector in Ghana with innovative programmes. International Centre for Innovative Learning (ICIL), KNUST campus, Kumasi A/R.

6. Outreach activity on irrigation farming and its impact on farmers organized by WLE – GIDA/IWMI/UDS/WIAD Research Project in Botanga, NR. June 12 th, 2015.

Name: Mary Awini

Present Position: Senior Research Assistant

Contact Information:

Address: Department of Animal Science

Faculty of Agriculture

University for Development Studies

P. O Box TL 1882, Tamale,

Ghana

Telephone: +2330246757151

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Educational Qualification

1. 2013- : University for Development Studies (MPhil. Animal Production)

2. 2006- 2010: University for Development Studies (B.Sc. Agriculture Technology. Animal Science option)

3. 2001-2003: Ghana Secondary School, Tamale.

Area of Teaching

1. Animal production

2. Swine Rabbit production

3. Grasscutter production

Research Interest / Expertise

1. Evaluation of groundnut vines as a feed ingredient in grower pig diet.

2. Assessment of pig production in Northern, Upper East and West Region of Ghana

3. Enhancing Rural pig production in crop livestock systems in Northern Ghana

4. The use of Parkia biglobosa pod extract as dewormer in pigs.

Thesis

1. Estimation so quantities of crop produce and by products used as groundnut feed in the Savelugu Nanton District of Ghana dissertation submitted to UDS.

2. Evaluation of groundnut vine as a feed ingredient in the diet of grower pigs. MPhil dissertation submitted to UDS.

Publications

1. Teye, G. A., Adzitey, F., Awini, M., Donmee, P. B., Abu, A. and Alagma, H. A. (2014). The standards of meat production and Butchering in the Nadowli and Lawra districts in the upper West region of Ghana. Conference proceedings of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA), UDS, Tamale. Pp: 237-245.

2. Teye, G. A., Adzitey, F., Awini, M., Aduah, M., Alagma, H. A., and Abu, A. (2014). Effect of false yam (Icacina oliviformis) tuber meal on the carcass and meat qualities of Ashanti black pigs. Conference proceedings of the 32nd Biennial Conference of the Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA), UDS, Tamale. pp 403-409.

3. Awini, M., Dadzie, B. and Teye, G. A. (2012).Consumer preference of meat in the Tamale Metropolis. Proceedings of 31 st biennial conference of Ghana Animal Science Association held at the Animal Research Institute, Accra, August 23-24, 2012.

4. Awini, M., Yakubu, M. A. and Teye, G. A. (2012).The structure of the livestock market in the Tamale Metropolis. Proceeding of 31st biennial conference of Ghana Animal Science Association held at the Animal Research institute, Accra, August 23-24, 2012.

5. Awini, M., Naandam, J. and Teye, G. A. (2012).How much crop produce and by products are used as ruminant feed in the Savelugu-Nanton district of Ghana. Proceeding of Regional workshop on sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems in Ghana for increased farm productivity and food/nutrition security Pp130-135. Held at GILLBT Training Centre, Tamale, August 27-28 2012.

6. Mohammed, A. B, Awini, M. and Teye, G. A. (2012).The effect of nucleus farmers project on small ruminants farmers in the Yendi Municipality. Proceeding of Regional workshop on sustainable intensification of crop-livestock systems in Ghana for increased farm productivity and food/nutrition security held at GILLBT Training Centre, Tamale, August 27-28 2012. Pp155-161

7. Ibn-Jaloud, W. Z., Awini, M. and Teye, G. A (2013). Meat production in the Kassena Nankana West District and contribution of various ruminants. Paper accepted for a presentation at the 18th Biannual Conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, 24-27 July 2013, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

8. Awini, M., Naandam J., and Teye, G. A. (2013).Crop type, produce and by-product fed to ruminants in the Savelugu-Nanton district of Ghana. Ghana society of animal production (GSAP). Paper accepted for a presentation at the 18th Biannual Conference of the Ghana Society of Animal Production, 24-27 July 2013, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra.

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended

1. Ghana Animal Science Association (GASA) 32nd Biennial Conference at the University for Development Studies International Conference Center, Dungu-Tamale, from 20th to 22nd August, 2014.

2. 31st Biennial conference of Ghana Animal Science Association, CSIR-Animal Research Institute, Accra, August 23-24, 2012.

3. Regional workshop on sustainable intensification of crop- livestock systems in Ghana for increased farm productivity and food/nutrition security. Organized by ILRI and CSIR-ARI at GILLBT Training Centre, Tamale 27-28 August 2012.

4. Regional workshop on analysis of constraints and opportunities for the Sustainable Intensification of mixed crop livestock systems in northern Ghana. Organized by IITA and ARI. At GILLBT Training Centre, Tamale-Ghana 19-22 September 2012.

5. Inter-faculty Lectures, University for Development Studies, Navrongo Campus.

6. Publishing in scholarly Journals for Academic staff (workshop) held at Spanish Lab. University for Development Studies, Nyankpala.

7. Ghana society of Animal Production (GSAP) 18th Biennial Conference at the Department of Animal Science, University of Ghana, Legon from 24-27 July 2013.