Dr.

OKUKENU Oluwafemi Adeyemi 

Short Profile

Dr. Okukenu Oluwafemi Adeyemi is a Lecturer in the Department of Pasture and Range Management (PRM), College of Animal Science and Livestock Production (COLANIM), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB). He graduated at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria in 2010 with Second Class Upper Degree, and completed his Master’s Degree in Pasture and Range Management in 2014 and Ph.D (Pasture Production and Utilization) in 2017. His research interest in Pasture Science centered on the resolution of the conflicts between pastoralists and farmers and determination of quality of forages for ruminant animals with strong attraction for Forage Production and Utilization. He joined the services of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta as a Lecturer II in 2019; and within this short period he has been carrying out research activities, supervising and training undergraduate students. He has 13 Publications (both international and local) and several Conference Proceedings. He has undertaken trainings in AWARD Scientific Writing and Publishing Skills Course for FUNAAB. Dr. Okukenu, Oluwafemi Adeyemi is a member of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN), Society for Grassland Research and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), British Society of Animal Scientist (BSAS) and is a Registered Animal Scientist (RAS).

He likes reading, meeting people, singing, and watching movies

  • Ph.D., Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: 2014-2017
  • M.Agric., Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta:  2011-2014
  • B.Agric., Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta:  2005-2010
  • Community High School Tube Ipokia, Ogun State:  2002-2003
  • Baptist Boy’s High School, Oke saje, Abeokuta:  1994-2000
  • Agege Motor Road Primary School Mushin, Lagos State: 1988-1994
  • Departmental Prize awarded to Best Project Student in the Department (PRM, FUNAAB) 2010
  • Registered Animal Scientist (RAS).
  • Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN).
  • Member, Society for Grassland Research and Development in Nigerian (SOGREDEN).
  • British Society of Animal Science (BSAS).
  1. Peter Dele, Jimoh Olanite, Moses Arigbede, Alaba Jolaosho, Oluwafemi Okukenu, Victoria Ojo, Bolanle Akinyemi, Olufunke Ojo. (2014): Nutritive Quality of Differently Manured Panicum maximum Var. Ntchisi as Affected by Preservation Methods. “Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources” Tropentag, September 17-19, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Okukenu, O. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Dele, P. A., Onifade, O. S. Arigbede, O. M. and Abiona, J. O. (2013): Introduction of concept of grass silage among sedentary pastoralists in Yewa North Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. In:Oruwari, B. M., Alawa, J. P., Oji, U. I., Owen, O. J. and George, O. S. (eds). Animal Agriculture: A tool for sustainable economic transformation.  Proceedings of the 38th Conference of Nigerian Society of Animal Production (NSAP), 17-20th March, 2013 held at Department of Animal Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt. Pp. 263-266.
  3. Okukenu, O. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Fabusoro, E., Dele, P. A. and Akinyemi, B. T. (2015): Locational variation of fibre fraction and mineral composition of grasses from natural pasture in South west Nigeria. In: Adeyinka, I. A., Kabir, M., Abdu, S. B., Erakpotobor, G. I., Hassan, M. B. and Iyiola-Tunji, A. O.(eds). Enhanced Livestock Production: A tool for economic empowerment and improved security in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of Nigerian Society of Animal Production (NSAP), 15-19th March, 2015 held at NAPRI/Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Pp. 523-526.
  4. Okukenu, O.A., Jolaosho, A.O., Dele, P.A. and Akinyemi, B.T. (2015): Seasonal variations of mineral content of grasses from natural pasture in South West Nigeria. Advance in Animal Biosciences Science with impact. Proceeding of the British Society of Animal Science in association with AVTRW, CFER and EBLEX. April 2015. 6:2 Pp. 100
  5. Odunaye, B.T., Ojo, V.O.A., Olanite, J.A., Adeoye, S.A., Ogunsakin, A.O., Okukenu, O.A., and Onifade, S.O. (2015): Effects of animal manure types on the proximate composition of Pennisetum purpuruem. Grassland and Forage Management. Proceeding of the 12th British Grassland Society Research Conference (BGS), 4-6 September, 2015 held at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom. Pp. 97-98.
  6. Oduyemi, O. O., V. O. A. Ojo, A. O. Ogunsakin, O. O. Adelusi, O. A .Okukenu, Y. T. Adesetan, S. T. Adewuyi, and E. D. Oyebanjo. (2015): In vitro gas production of leaf and stem fractions of Pennisetum purpureum varieties fertilized with animal manures. In: S Athanasiadou et al. (Eds.). Advances in Animal Biosciences. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, Science with Impact held in Chester, UK, 14-15 April. Pp 207.
  7. Muraina, T.O., Olanite, J.A., Onifade, O.S., Fasae, O.A., Ojo, V.O.A, Sowande, O.A., Okukenu, O.A., Mustapha, S.O. and Adesetan, Y.T. (2015): Influence of oversowing on chemical composition of Panicum maximum in natural pasture of moist savannah zone of Nigeria.  Grassland and Forage Management. Proceeding of the 12th British Grassland Society Research Conference (BGS), 4-6 September, 2015 held at Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom. Pp. 95-96.
  8. Muraina,T.O.,Olanite, J.A., Dele, P.A., Okukenu, O.A., Sowande, O.A., Omisore, K.O. and Emiola, C.B. (2015): Evaluation of nutritive value of Panicum maximum in oversown natural pasture using in vitro technique. In: Adebiyi, O.A., Ogunwole, O.A., Babayemi, O.J. and Iyayi, E.A. (eds). Meeting the Increasing Demand for Animal Products by a Hungrier World: The challenge of  improved animal production. Proceedings of the Conference of Animal Science Association of Nigeria (ASAN-NIAS), 6-10th September held at International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan. Pp. 740-744.
  9. Okukenu, O.A., Jolaosho, A.O. and Fabusoro, E. (2015): Mineral contents of grasses from natural pasture in South west Nigeria. In: Roy, A.K., Kumar, R.V., Mahanta, S.K., Das, M.M., Agrawal, R.K., Singh, J.B., Dwivedi, K.K, Prabhu, G. and Shah, N.K. (eds.). Sustainable Use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection. Extended Abstract of the 23rd International Grassland Congress (IGS), 20-24th November held in New Delhi, India.
  10. Okukenu, O.A., Jolaosho, A.O., Fabusoro, E. and Dele, P.A. (2015): Effect of pastoral Fulani settlements on crop farming activities in Yewa North Local Area, Ogun State. In: Olanite, J.A, Onifade, O.S. and Jolaosho, A.O. (eds). Towards a Sustainable Utilization of Forage and Grassland Resources for Improved Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 6-9th December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 26-28.
  11. Ogunrombi, O.A., Onifade, O.S. and Okukenu, O.A. (2015): Effect of forage proportions on the proximate and fibre composition of Panicum maximum and Centrosema molle silage. In: Olanite, J.A, Onifade, O.S. and Jolaosho, A.O. (eds). Towards a Sustainable Utilization of Forage and Grassland Resources for Improved Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN),6-9th December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp.22-25.
  12. Mustaspha, S.O., Olanite, J.A., Ojo, V.O.A., Muraina, T.O., Okukenu, O.A. and Adesetan, Y.T. (2015): Effect of seasonal variations on the mineral contents of predominant natural pasture species in the communal grazing area: A case study of Iwoye Ketu, Nigeria. In: Olanite, J.A, Onifade, O.S. and Jolaosho, A.O. (eds). Towards a Sustainable Utilization of Forage and Grassland Resources for Improved Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN),6-9th December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 74-76.
  13. Odunaye, B.T., Ojo, V.O.A., Adetokunbo, G.A., Okukenu, O.A., Rafiu, M.A., Adeniran, M.M., Adeoye, S.A., Amodu, J.T., Arigbede, O.O.and Busari, M.A. (2015): Effects of animal manure rates and irrigation frequencies on the growth reponses and dry matter yield of selected herbaceous legumes. In: Olanite, J.A, Onifade, O.S. and Jolaosho, A.O. (eds). Towards a Sustainable Utilization of Forage and Grassland Resources for Improved Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN),6-9th December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 91-94.
  14. Olajide, A. A., Okukenu, O. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Olagunade, A. E., Adeyemi, H. I., Ogunrombi, O. A. and Basorun, O. P. (2017). Proximate composition and neutral detergent fibre of Pennisetum purpureum varieties as affected by manure types in screen house.In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 50-52.
  15. Bakare, B. A., Dele, P. A., Okukenu, O. A., Oyaniran, D. K., Ojo, V. O. A. and Olanite, J. A. (2017). Effect of planting patterns on the proximate and fibre composition of Panicum maximum and Vigna unguiculata mixtures. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 59-61.
  16. Adeyemi, T. A., Dele, P. A., Okukenu, O. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Olusina, O. P., Sandodele, O. T. and Ogunbote, O. B. (2017). Chemical composition of F1 Pennisetum hay as affected by manure type and storage media. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 91-93.
  17. Okukenu, O. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Olajide, A. A., Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Adeyemi, H. I., Olagunade, A. E., Ogunrombi, O. A. and Basorun, O. P. (2017). Effect of manure types on fibre fraction and mineral contents of Pennisetum purpureum varieties.In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 100-102.
  18. Dele, P. A., Oyebanjo, E. D., Akinyemi, B. T., Okukenu, O. A., Sangodele, O. T., Adenekan, U. A. and Jolaosho, A. O. (2017). Fermentative characteristics of maize-daniella mixtures silage as influenced by ensiling duration. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 111-114.
  19. Akinyemi, B. T., Mozea, K. I., Dele, P. A.,  Okukenu, O. A., and Jolaosho, A. O. (2017). Anti-nutritional contents of selected browse plants dried under different conditions. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 116-119.
  20. Omodewu, A. O., Dele, P. A., Okukenu, O. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Omisakin, O. D., Obisesan, R. I., Sarumi, G. O., Salawu, F. E. and Anotaenwere, C. C. (2017). Effects manure rate and age at harvest on the macro mineral contents of two Panicum varieties. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 120-123.
  21. Ogunrombi, O. A., Okukenu, O. A., Onifade, O. S., Dele, P. A. and Akinyemi, B. T. (2017). Proximate and fibre composition of Panicum maximum and Centrosema molle silage as affected by ensiling periods. In: Dele, P. A., Onifade, O.S. and Olanite, J.A. (eds). Grasslands: Opportunities and Challenges for Livestock Production in Nigeria. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Society for Grassland Resources and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 29th October-1st December held at Postgraduate School Hall, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Pp. 124-126.
  22. Dele, P., Akinyemi, B., Okukenu, O., Amole, T., Sowande, O., Jolaosho, A., Arigbede, O. and Olanite, J. (2018). Ensilage characteristics of three tropical graases fertilized with different animal manures, each harvested at four dates. In: Gerlach, K. and Sudekum, K. H. (eds). Proceedings of the XVIII International Silage Conference 24-26 July 2018 Bonn, Germany.

(a) THESIS/DISSERTATION:

  1. Okukenu, O. A. (2017): Botanical composition and nutritive value of dominant pasture species in animal grazing areas under the sedentary pastoral system in South-West Nigeria. Ph.D. Thesis, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  2. Okukenu, O. A. (2014): Effect of pastoral Fulani settlements on farming activities and seasonal grass quality in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State Nigeria. M. Agric Dissertation, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
  3. Okukenu, O. A. (2010): Introduction of concept of grass silage among sedentary pastoralists in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State Nigeria. B. Agric Project. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

(b) PUBLISHED ARTICLES:
JOURNALS

  1. Okukenu, O., P. Dele, B. Akinyemi, A. Olajide, O. Onifade, O. Ogunrombi, A. Adekale, and M. Kolade. 2019. “Proximate and Fiber Composition of Different Parts of Tephrosia bracteolate as Affected by Phosphorus Application Rate and Sowing Date”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 20(1):308-315.
  2. Akinyemi, B., O. Okukenu, P. Dele, A. Jolaosho, and T. Odebode. 2019. “Proximate and Fiber Composition of Four Sorghum Cultivars as affected by Age at Harvest”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 20(1):316-320.
  3. Okukenu, O. A., Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Olajide, A. A., Oluwatoyin Ogunrombi, O. A. and Adekale, A. O. (2018). Botanical composition, dry matter yield, and soil physio-chemical properties of natural grazing areas under sedentary pastoral system at different seasons in South-West Nigeria. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 19 (2): 295-306.
  4. Oyekunle, T., Okukenu, O. A., Dele, P. A., Aderinboye, O., Olajid, A. A., Ogunrombi,O. A., Jolaosho, A. O. and Adekale, A. O. (2018). Proximate and fibre composition of Pennisetum purpureum varieties in Stylosanthes guianensis mixed sward fertilized with two manure types. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 19 (2): 307-313.
  5. Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Okukenu, O. A., Amole, T. A., Akinlolu, A., Sarumi, G., Salawu, F. E. and Anotaenwere, C. (2018). Chemical composition of Panicum maximum as influenced by poultry manure rate and age at harvest. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 19 (2): 319-325.
  6. Okukenu, O. A., Ogunrombi, O. A., Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Onifade, O. S. and Jolaosho, A. O. (2018). Proximate and fibre composition of Panicum maximum and Centrosema molle silage as affected by different proportions and ensiling periods. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 19 (1): 264-270.
  7. Ojo, V. O. A., G.A. Akinade, G. A., Adetokunbo, Lamidi, A. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Aderinboye, R. Y., AMole, T. A., Akinbode, R. M., Okukenu, O. A. and O.J. Idowu, O. J. (2017). Silage quality of Pennisetum purpureum Schumach. grass mixed with processed Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.) Griseb. seeds at varying proportions as affected by ensiling periods. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 94(4):362-371.
  8. Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Amole, T. A., Okukenu, O. A., Sangodele, O. T., Sowande, O. S., Olanite, J. A., Arigbede, O. M. and Jolaosho, A. O. (2017). Effect of manure type and season of harvest on the forage yield, quality and macro-elements of two Panicum maximum varieties. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science (1):265-282.
  9. Amole, T. A., Dele, P. A., Ojo, V. O. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Akinyemi, F. I., Akinade, G. and Okukenu, O. A. (2017). Intercropping system productivity of Brachiaria decumbens with Stylosanthes hamataand Stylosanthes guianensis in diferent planting ratios. Journal of Animal Production Research 29(1):299-313. Published by National Animal Production Institute Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Available online at http://journals.napri.gov.ng/index.php/japr/article/view/309/263. NIGERIA
  10. Dele, P. A., Akinyemi, B. T., Amole, T. A., Sangodele, O. T., Okukenu, O. A., Oyebanjo, E. D., Adepoju, R. O., Ewetola, I. A., Ojo, V. O. A. and Olanite, J. A. (2016). Physical and chemical characteristics of Pennisetum purpureum grass silage as affected by manure type and ensiling duration. Journal of Animal Production Research. 28(2):37-49.
  11. Muraina, T. O., Olanite, J. A., Ojo, V. O. A., Fasae, O. A., Ewetola, I. A., Okukenu, O. A., and Adebisi, I. A. (2015). Assessment of chemical composition of natural pasture oversown with two stylosanthes species for ruminant feeding. Tropical Animal Production investment. 18(2): 99-107.
  12. Jolaosho, A. O., Dele, P. A., Olanite, J. A., Arigbede, O. M., Ojo, V. O. A., and Okukenu, O. A. (2013): Chemical Composition of Silage from Guinea Grass, Cassava Peel, and Brewery Waste as affected by Ensiling Duration. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology 14 (2): 463-467.
  13. Dele, P. A., Jolaosho, A. O., Arigbede, O. M., Ojo, V. O. A., Amole, T. A., Okukenu, O. A. and Akinyemi, B. T. (2013): Chemical Composition and In Vitro Gas Production of Silage from Guinea Grass, Cassava Peel and Cashew Apple Waste at Different Periods of Ensilage. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 16(23): 1801-1805.

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