Arigbede, O. M: Research

Completed research

  • Nutritive potentials of Indigenous Multi-purpose tree species as dry season ruminant livestock feed supplements.
  • Voluntary intake, digestibility, nutrient utilization and replacement value of some agro-industrial-by products and farm wastes by small ruminants.
  • In vitro gas production, In sacco dry matter and crude protein degradability of some feed ingredients and browse plants commonly used in livestock feeding.
  • Effects of manure and fertilizer application on dry matter yield and nutritional profile of some tropical pasture grasses and legumes in south western Nigeria.
  • Effects of management, season, planting age, distance and cutting intervals on biomass production and nutritive value of indigenous fodder plants.
  • Effects of plant species, season and anti-nutritional factors on rumen ecology, in-sacco DM degradability, in-vitro gas production, in-vivo voluntary intake and nutrient utilization by small ruminants fed indigenous fodder plants and crop residues.

Research in progress

  • Development of forage based total mixed rations and feed blocks for intensive ruminant animal production.
  • Evaluation and nutritional screening of lesser known tropical indigenous browse plants, leguminous shrubs and Multi Purpose Tree species for livestock feeding and agro-forestry technologies.
  • Utilization of unconventional oil seeds, tree seeds, legumes and crop by-products as supplements in least – cost concentrate rations for small ruminants production and fattening.
  • Effects of different processing and storage methods of foliage and seeds on the nutritive quality of forage based concentrate diets, feed blocks and complete rations for ruminant animals.



Last Updated on May 8, 2019 by admin

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