Prof.

JAMES Ikechukwu Joseph 

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  • B.Agric., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:  1988 – 1994
  • M.Agric, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:  1995 – 2000
  • Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme-Tertiary:   2007
  • Ph.D., University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria:   2001 – 2009

Research Interest:  Lactation Physiology

Research Conducted:

Between 1992 and 1995 research activities were on poultry production. However, in the last twelve years, tremendous research has been carried out in the field of Animal Physiology. These are:

  1. Utilization of Unconventional Feed Stuff in Poultry Nutrition (1992-1995)
    This project was aimed at substituting unconventional feedstuff like cassava root meal and shrimp waste meal for maize and soybean meal respectively in poultry ration as alternative measure for feed cost reduction without altering the performance of the birds.
  2. Development of Small Holder Dairy Goat production Systems for South-Western Nigeria (1995-2000)
  • Evaluation of udder traits of West African Dwarf, Red Sokoto and Sahel goats.
  • Determination of factors affecting changes in udder dimensions in the three breeds during pregnancy and lactation.
  • Establishment of relationship between udder traits during pregnancy and lactation and with milk yields in the three breeds.
  • Evaluation of milk production of the three breeds.
  • Development of equations for modeling and predicting udder growth and regression during pregnancy and lactation respectively in the three breeds.
  1. Improvement of milk production in Nigerian goat breeds (2001 –till date)
    i.     Factors affecting milk yield in West African Dwarf goats.
    ii.     Relationship between teat dimensions and milkability of West African Dwarf and Red Sokoto goats.
    iii.    Effect of exogenous growth hormone on milk yield and composition in West African Dwarf goats
    iv.    Effect of exogenous growth hormone on lactation persistency in West African Dwarf goats
    v.    Effect of exogenous growth hormone on mammary gland histomorphology in West African Dwarf goats
    vi.    Effect of exogenous growth hormone on mammary gland involution in West     African Dwarf goats
    vii.    Effect of exogenous growth hormone on physiological parameters in lactating West African Dwarf goats.

    • Plate 1 Hand milking of West African Dwarf doe
    • Plate 2 Drinking of milk by West African Dwarf  kid.
    • Plate 3 Cup-feeding of milk to West African Dwarf kids
    • Plate 4 Posterior of lactating West African Dwarf doe showing the udder
    • Plate 5 Udder skins and mammary gland tissues of West African Dwarf does
    • Plate 5 Milk yield measurement in West African Dwarf goats
    • Plate 6 Bottle-feeding of milk to West African Dwarf kid
  • Best Academic Performance at 300 Level (1990/91 Session), College of Animal Science and Livestock Production. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Best Academic Performance at 400 Level (1991/92 Session), College of Animal Science and Livestock Production. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Best Graduating Student, (1992/93 Session), College of Animal Science and Livestock Production. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
  • Best Academic staff Award, year 2008, Department of Animal Physiology
  • Member, Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP)
  • Member, Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN)
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science (NIAS)
  1. James, I.J. and Osinowo, O.A. 2002. Changes in udder dimensions in udder traits of West African Dwarf, Red Sokoto and Sahel goats during pregnancy and their relationship with partial daily milk yield. Proc. of the 27th Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March 17-21, 2002, Fed. Univ. of Tech., Akure, Nigeria.
  2. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A., Ozoje, M.O., Biobaku, W.O. and Fanimo, A.O. 2002. Changes in Udder dimensions of West African Dwarf, Red Sokoto and Sahel goats during lactation and their phenotypic relationship with partial daily milk yield. Proc. of the 7th Ann. Conf. of Anim. Sci. Assoc. of Nig.(ASAN), September 16-19, 2002, Univ. of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
  3. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Ajeigbile, L.T. 2005. Factors affecting milk yield in West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 30th Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March 20-24, 2005, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
  4. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Oni, O.A. 2006. Relationship between teat dimensions and milkability of West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 31st Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March 12-15, 2006, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.
  5. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Adegbasa, O.I. 2007. Evaluation of udder traits of West African Dwarf sheep in Southwestern Nigeria. Proc. of the 32nd Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March 18-22, 2007, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.
  6. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Adegbasa, O.I. 2008. Evaluation of udder traits of West African Dwarf goats in Southwestern Nigeria. Proc. of the 33rd Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March, 2008, College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria.
  7. Bemji, M.N., Adepoju, I.O., De CAMPOS, J.S. and James, I.J., 2008. Udder morphology, teat placement and milking characteristics in West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 13h Ann. Conf. of Anim. Sci. Assoc. of Nig.(ASAN), September 15-18, 2008, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  8. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A., Smith, O.F., Bemji, M.N. and Rekwot, P.I. Effects of bovine somatotropin on milk yield and liveweight    West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 34th Ann. Conf. of Nig. Soc. For Anim. Prod. (NSAP), March 15 – 18, 2008, Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
  9. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A., Smith, O.F., Bemji, M.N. Williams, T.J. and Rekwot, P.I. Effects of bovine somatotropin on changes in udder circumference after cessation of milking in West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 14th Ann. Conf. of Anim. Sci. Assoc. of Nig.(ASAN), September 14-17, 2009, Lagoke Akintola, University, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
  10. Williams, T.J., Osinowo, O.A., Onadeko, S.A., Smith, O.F., James, I.J., Ikeobi, C.O.N. and Onagbesan, O.M. Correlation between milk yield and change in udder circumference before and after milking in West African Dwarf goats. Proc. of the 14th Ann. Conf. of Anim. Sci. Assoc. of Nig.(ASAN), September 14-17, 2009, Lagoke Akintola, University, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

CONFERENCE ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED

  1. 27th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, March 17 – 21, 2002.
  2. 7th Annual Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), held at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 16th – 19th September 2002.
  3. 30th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, March 20th – 21st, 2005.
  4. 31st Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria, March 12th – 15th, 2006.
  5. 32nd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria, March 18th – 21st, 2007.
  6. 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria, March, 2008.
  7. 34th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal Production (NSAP) held at the Faculty of Agriculture Town Campus (Annex), University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, March 15th – 18th, 2009.

A.    Dissertation

  1. JAMES, I. J. 1994. Cassava (Manihot esculenta) as an energy source in diets for cockerels. B. Agric. Research Project. Department of Animal Production & Health, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pg. 77
  2. JAMES, I. J. 2000. Changes in the udder traits of West African Dwarf, Red Sokoto and Sahel goats during pregnancy and lactation and their effects on partial daily milk yield. M. Agric. Dissertation. Department of Animal Production & Health, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pg. 102.
  3. JAMES, I. J. 2009. Effects of bovine somatotropin on milk yield and mammary gland histology in West African Dwarf goats. P.hD Thesis. Department of Animal Physiology, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. Pg. 136.

B.    Articles in Learned Journals

  1. Eruvbetine, D., Oguntona, E.B., James, I.J., Osikoya, O.V. and Ayodele, S.O.  1995. Cassava  (Manihot esculenta) as an energy source in diets for cockerels. Int. J. Anim. Sci. 11:99-101. www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=19961404935
  2. James, I.J. and Osinowo, O.A. 2004. Changes in udder size and liveweight of  West African Dwarf, Red Sokoto and Sahel goats during lactation and their phenotypic relationship with partial daily milk yield. Nig. J. Anim. Prod., 31(1): 119-129. www.cababstractsplus.org/Abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=20043077211
  3. James, I.J. and Osinowo, O.A. 2004. Relationship between udder measurements during pregnancy and partial daily milk yield in goats. Nig. J. Anim. Prod., 31(1): 252-262. www.cababstractsplus.org/abstracts/Abstract.aspx?AcNo=20043077299
  4. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Ogunsola, H.A. 2006. Estimation of liveweight from chest girth and wither Height measurements in West African Dwarf sheep. ASSET Series A, An International Journal 6(2):83-89.
  5. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Amoo, T.O. 2007. Estimation of liveweight from chest girth and wither Height measurements in West African Dwarf goats. Nig. J. Anim. Prod., 34(2): 181-187.
  6. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A., Ozoje, M.O. and Fanimo, O.A. 2008. Modeling the pattern of udder growth during pregnancy and lactation in three Nigerian goat breeds. ASSET Series A, An International Journal 8(2):169-179.
  7. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A., and Adegbasa, O.I. 2009. Evaluation of udder traits of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats and sheep in Ogun State, Nigeria. ASSET Series A, An International Journal 9(1).

C.    Papers already accepted for Publication

  1. James, I.J., Osinowo, O.A. and Adegbasa, O.I. 2009. Evaluation of udder traits of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats and sheep in Ogun State, Nigeria. ASSET Series A, An International Journal 9(1).

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