ONIFADE Olufemi Sunday 

Short Profile

Prof. Olufemi Sunday Onifade was born sixty six years ago. He grew up in Offa as a child up to 1965 and went to Minna, in Niger state to complete the Primary school education. He proceeded to Baptist High School, Jos for the secondary education up to 1972. Femi attended Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) for the pre degree and degree programmes in B.Sc. (Agric.). He obtained both the M. Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Animal Science from the same institution.

Prof. Onifade started his career in Forage Agronomy at the National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), ABU, Shika, Zaria in 1978. While there he was involved in teaching, research and extension activities. He coordinated many research projects and served in different capacities in the institute. Prof. Onifade collaborated with GTZ, IITA, ILCA/ILRI, African Feed Resource Network (AFRNET), Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (FMARD) among others on different research/ extension projects. In addition, he taught courses and supervised post graduate students of the Faculty of Agric. ABU, Zaria.

In July, 2000, Prof. Onifade joined the services of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and was promoted to the rank of Professor in 2005. He has served as Head of Department , Pasture and Range Management, Deputy Dean, COLANIM, Dean, Student Affairs, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial studies and as member of some committees in the university. Prof. Onifade has supervised over 80 undergraduate projects, 23 M. Agric. dissertations and 6 Ph. D theses. He has authored and co authored 41 journal articles and 23 conference proceedings. Prof. Onifade presented his inaugural lecture in April 26, 2017.

Prof. Onifade was the President of the Society for Grassland Research and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN) from 2010 to 2017. Presently, he represents the Range and Pasture Discipline in the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Scientists (NIAS). He is married to Prof. Comfort Onifade and they are blessed with children and grand children. Apart from scientific endeavours, Prof. Onifade is a lover of gospel songs and still ministers as a chorister in the church.

  • Baptist High School, Jos 1968 – 1972
  • B.Sc., Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1977
  • M.Sc., Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1983
  • Ph.D., Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1993

i.    Research in progress:

  1. Evaluation of forage crops for silage production.
  2. Evaluation of types of animal manure for forage production.
  3. Agronomic evaluation of Tephrosia bracteolate and Panicum maximum in  the  derived savanna.

ii    Research completed but not published (Articles under review).

  1. Growth and production of three grasses under three multipurpose trees
  • Integrating stylo into crop livestock systems in Giwa Local Government of Kaduna State. AFRNET-ILCA. $1500.00 (1994 – 1995).
  • Feed, Forage and Seed Production Resources. Sponsored by NARP (N 2.5 M ) (1994 – 1996).
  • Evaluation of dual purpose groundnut and cowpea accessions for small holders. ILRI, Ibadan-IAR, Zaria. N 75,000.00 (1997 – 1999).
  • Screening of forage legumes for FADAMA land in Plateau and Kaduna States WARDA-ILRI-Catholic Secretariat. N350,000.00 (1995 – 1997).
  • RESDEC – UNAAB Grant (RG 205) N150,000.00 (2006 – 2008)
  • Nigerian Society for Animal Production, 1989 to date. (MNSAP)
  • Africa Feed Resources Network, (AFRNET) 1989 to 1996
  • Tropical Grassland Society of Australia, 1993 to 1995
  • Indian Society of Seed Technology, 1995 to 1997
  • Animal Science Association of Nigeria, 2000 to date.
  • International Grassland Congress, 1993 to date
  • International Rangeland Congress. 2008 to date
  • Society for Grassland Research and Development in Nigeria (SOGREDEN), 2010 to date.
  • Nigerian Institute of Animal Scientists (NIAS). July, 2010 to date (RAS 0625)


  1. Onifade, O.S. and Agishi, E.C. (1990).  A review of forage production and utilization in Nigeria Savanna. Proceedings of the 4th PANESA/ARNAB Workshop on “Utilization of     Research Results on Forage and     Agricultural by-    products in Africa” Eds. Dzowela, B.H; Said     A.N; Asrat, Wendem – Agenehu and Kategile,     J.A.Dec. 1988, at Lilongwe, Malawi. pp 114-125.
  2. Onifade, O.S.; Adu, I.F. and Akinola, J.O. (1992).  Performance and management of sheep on Rhodes grass-Stylo pasture in Nigeria.  In: The complimentarity of feed resources for animal production in Africa. (Eds) John Stares, Said A.N. and Kategile J.A.  Proc. of  the joint feed resources network workshop held in Gaborone, Botswana  4-8 March, 1991. Africa Feed Resources Network (AFRNET) ILCA, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. pp. 85-93.
  3. Onifade, O.S., Adu, I.F. and Akinola, J.O. (1992).  An evaluation of stylo as a ley legume in the subhumid zone of Nigeria.  Proceedings of the workshop on Stylosanthes held in Kaduna, Nigeria Oct., 1992.  Leeuw, P.N. de. et al( Eds) ILCA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. p. 175-180.
  4. Onifade, O.S., Adu, I.F. and Akinola, J.O. (1993).  The effect of stocking rate on Rhodes grass – stylo pasture in the Northern Guinea Savanna  zone of Nigeria I.  Herbage Yield.  Proc. XVII  International Grassland Congress,     New –Zealand/Australia, 8-21 Feb. 1993.  p. 863-864.
  5. Osinowo, O.A., Abubakar, B.Y., Olayemi, M.E., Balogun, R.O. Onifade, O.S., Adewuyi, A.A., Trimnell, A.R and Dennar, F.O. (1994).  Preweaning performance of Yankasa sheepunder semi-intensive management.  In: Small Ruminant Research and Development in  Africa. Proc. of the 2nd Biennial Conf. Of Africa Small     Ruminant Research  Network,     Arusha, Tanzania 7-11 Dec., 1992. ILCA/CTA.
  6. Onifade, O.S. and Kera, B.S. (1995).  Forage Conservation.  In: Advance animal husbandry practices for subject    matter specialists in the Agric. Dev. Proj. (ADP) Eds.  P.O.Okaiyeto et al. FACU-NAPRI. p 11-16.
  7. Omokanye, A.T., Onifade, O.S. and Tanko, R.J. (1996).  Groundnut production in Shika .  In: P.E. Olorunju, B.R. Ntare, O.A. Babalola and O. Alabi (eds). Proceedings of a Workshop on Nationally Coordinated Groundnut Research Project. IAR/ICRISAT    25-29 Sept, 1995, Zaria, Nigeria pp. 9-12.
  8. Tanko, R.J., Tarawali, S.A. Onifade, O.S. and Muhammad I.R. (1999) Pasture and forage seed production in Nigeria. In: L. Grass & M. Turner (eds) Proc. of the Pasture and Forage Seed Production Workshop, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 27-31 October 1997.pp 133-142
  9. Malau-Aduli, A.E. O.,R. J. Tanko, P. P. Barje, I. R. Muhammed, J. T. Amodu, H. J. Makun, O. S. Onifade, O. W. Ehoche, J. O. Gefu, D. Y. Goska, S. Mohammed, A. Mohammed, M. A. Babuga, A. Adediran, K. Agyemang and A. Larbi. (2000)  On-farm improvement of milk yield in Bunaji cattle through legume supplementation.  Book of proceedings, 25th Annual NSAP Conference, 19-23, March, 2000, Umudike.
  10. Adeoye K. B. and Onifade O.S. (2000) Cover crops adoption and forage seed production in Nigeria:   report for the subhumid zone.  In: Casky R. J. et al. (eds).  Cover crops for natural resources in West Africa.  IITA,     Cotonou, Rep. of Benin .   26-28 Oct., 1999. p 280-289.
  11. Arigbede, O. M., Sunmonu, J. A., Olanite, J. A., Jolaosho, A. O. and Onifade, O. S. (2001). Chemical composition, Feed Intake and Nutrient Digestibility of Three Pasture Grasses Fed to West African Dwarf Goats.  In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Animal  Production: 18th- 22nd     March, 2001, Arewa House, Kaduna and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.  Edited by A. E. O. Malau-Aduli and I. A. Adeyinka. Shika-Zaria : NSAP, Vol. 26: 339-341.
  12. Jolaosho, A. O., Ladokun, A. L., Onifade, O. S., Arigbede, O. M., Olanite, J. A. and Oduguwa, B. O. (2001). Evaluation of Low Cost Silage Making Methods.  Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Nigerian     Society for Animal Production: 18th-22nd May,     2001,  Arewa     House,     Kaduna and Ahmadu Bello     University, Zaria.  Edited by A. E. O. Malau-Aduli and     I. A. Adeyinka.  Shika-Zaria: NSAP,Vol. 26: 342-244.
  13. Olanite, J A., O. M. Arigbede, O. S. Onifade, A. O. Jolaosho and J. A. Oyenekan.(2002) Agronomic performance of Panicum/Chamaecrista mixtures as affected by grass spacing     and legume sowing method in South-Western Nigeria.  Proc. 27th Ann. Conf., NSAP, FUT, Akure, March 17-21, 2002: 223-226.
  14. Arigbede, O. M., Olanite, J. A.; Alaba O. Jolaosho,  Onifade,O.S. and Magret, O. Egbetayo. (2002). Dry and protein degradabilities by WAD goats of some feed ingredients sold in Abeokuta, South West, Nigeria. In: A. O. Fanimo and J A Olanite (eds). Proc. 7th Annual Conf. of ASAN.  Abeokuta. Sept. 16-19, 2002. p 180-183.
  15. Jolaosho, A.O., Onifade, O. S. Arigbede, O. M.,Olanite, J. A.; and Akinola T.O.(2005) Number and viability of seeds recovered from faeces of ruminant animals. Offered paper at XX. Int. Grassland. Congress in Ireland and UK. 26 June – July 1, 2005.Grasslands- a global resource. p 624
  16. Onifade, O. S.; Olanite, J. A.; Jolaosho, A. O.,Arigbede, O. M.; and  Tijani N.K.(2005) Response   of guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq) to application of cowdung in  south west Nigeria. Offered paper at XX  Int. Grassland. Congress in Ireland  and UK. 26 June –July1, 2005. Grasslands- a global resource. p 396.
  17. Onifade, O S, Amole, T A , Jolaosho, A O, Arigbede, O M, Olanite, J A, Anele, U Y and Oyeladun, A M(2008).  Effects of sowing methods and seeding rates on chemical composition of Tephrosia bracteolata. Offered paper     at the joint XXI Int. Grassl Cong. And VIII Int. Rangeland Cong. Held in Hohhot, P R  China. 29 June – July 5, 2008. Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World. p
  18. Jolaosho A O, Oduguwa,B O., Arigbede, O M., Olanite, J A., Onifade O S., Anele, U Y and Amole, A T. (2008)   Effects of ingestion by cattle on degradability of seeds of three browse     plants. Offered paper at the joint XXI Int. Grassl Cong. And VIII Int. Rangeland Cong. Held in  Hohhot, P R  China. 29 June – July 5, 2008.     Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World. p 552.
  19. Olanite, J A, Jolaosho, A O, Arigbede O M., Onifade O S and Anele, U Y.(2008)  Persistence of Chamaecrista rotundifolia (Wynn) in Panicum maximum (Ntchisi) under varying spacing nd legume planting methods. Offered paper at the joint XXI Int. Grassl Cong. And VIII Int. Rangeland Cong. Held in Hohhot, P R  China. 29 June – July 5, 2008. Multifunctional Grasslands in a Changing World. p729.
  20. Onifade, O S et. al. (2011).Response of guinea grass to animal manure. Offered paper at the joint IX Int.Rangeland Cong.  Held in Rosario. Argentina. 2nd to 8th April,2011. Diverse Rangeland for a Sustainable Society. P329.
  21. Amole, T A, Onifade, O S et al (2011 ).Herbage yield in intercropping forage legumes with cereals system.. Offered paper at the joint IX Int.Rangeland Cong.  Held in Rosario. Argentina. 2nd to 8th April,2011. Diverse Rangeland for a Sustainable Society. P448.
  22. Ojo, VO A, Jolaosho A O , Onifade O S et al (2011 ).Evaluation of forage productivity from different topography and land use in western Nigeria.. Offered paper at the joint IX Int.Rangeland Cong.  Held in Rosario. Argentina. 2nd to 8th April,2011. Diverse Rangeland for a Sustainable Society. P440.
  23. Jolaosho, A O , Olanite J A , Onifade, O S  et al (2011 ).Effects of storage conditions and scarification methods on seed germination.. Offered paper at the joint IX Int.Rangeland Cong.  Held in Rosario. Argentina. 2nd to 8th April,2011. Diverse Rangeland for a Sustainable Society. P503

Unpublished Conferences, Seminars/Workshop Attended and Papers Presented

  1. Onifade, O. S. and Eduvie,L. O. (2000) Forage seed  production and trade in Nigeria. A paper presented at the National Workshop on `Biotechnology, Seed Development and Trade in Nigeria held at NACGRAB,  Moor Plantation.  Ibadan, 17-18 May 2000.

(A)   Thesis / Dissertation / Inaugural lecture

  1. Onifade, O.S. 1977. Comparison of dry matter digestibility of six roughages using the one stage versus two stage in vitro technique.  Project submitted in partial fulfillment for the B.Sc. (Agric.)     ABU.  Zaria.
  2. Onifade, O.S. 1983. Effect of seeding ratio, sowing method and nitrogen level on the growth of Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana  cv. Callide/stylo (Stylosanthes guianensis cv. Cook) in Northern Nigeria. M.Sc. Dissertation, ABU, Zaria.
  1. Onifade, O.S. (1992). Effect of stocking  Chloris gayanaStylosanthes guianensis pastures with Sheep on plant and animal performance. Ph.D. Thesis, ABU, Zaria.
  1. Onifade O S (2016). Grasses: Production and management for sustainable livestock. 53rd Inaugural lecture Presented 26th April, 2017 at Federal University of Agriculture. Abeokuta.

(B)      Articles in Learned Journals

  1. Onifade, O.S. and Akinola, J.O. (1986). Effect of seeding ratio and sowing method on the production  of Rhodes grass/stylo swards in the Northern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria. J. Anim. Prod. Res. 6: 29-37.
  2. Onifade, O.S., de Leeuw, P.N. and Kera, B.S. (1990). Effects on forage yields of oversown Stylosanthes spp. in sown pastures at Shika, Nigeria. J. Animal Prod. Res. 10:31-39.
  3. Onifade, O.S. and Akinola, J.O. (1990). Effects of nitrogen and cutting management on the performance of Rhodes grass/stylo swards. J.Anim. Prod. Res. 10:41-48.
  4. Omokanye, A.T. and Onifade, O.S. (1993). Effect of storage and scarification time on seed germination of Centro (Centrosema pubescens).  Seed Research (India) 21: 21-25.
  5. Omokanye, A.T., Amodu, J.T. and Onifade, O.S. (1995) Effect of post scarification storage period on seed germination of Leucaena leucocephala. Seed Research (India) 23:88-90.
  6. Omokanye, A.T., Amodu, J.T. and Onifade, O.S. (1996). Effects of phosphorus and harvest time on dry matter yield, nitrogen and phosphorus contents of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Tropicultura (Belgium) 14: 73-76.
  7. Kaleja, V., Tarawali, S.A., Peters, M., Onifade, O.S. and Schultze Kraft R (1996). Collecting indigenous forage legumes in northern Nigeria. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter. 107, 31-35.
  8. Lakpini C A M, Balogun B I, Alawa J P, Onifade O. S and Otaru, S.M. (1997). Effects of graded levels of sun dried cassava peels in supplement diets fed to Red Sokoto goats in the first trimester of pregnancy. Animal Feed Science & Tech. 67:197-204.
  9. 9. Onifade, S., Adamu, A.M. and Agishi, E.C. (1999). The effect of time of initial cutting on forage yield and quality of three pasture grasses at Shika, Nigeria. Nig. J. Animal Prod. 26:93-97.
  10. Omokanye, A.T., Onifade, O.S. , Amodu, J.T. & Balogun, R.O.( 2000). Effect of phosphorus application on seed production of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Seed Research (India) 28:145-148.
  11. Amodu, J.T., Omokanye, A.T., Onifade, O.S. (2000). The effect of hot water and acid treatment on early establishment of Leucaena leucocephala. Seed Research (India) 28:226-228.
  12. Omokanye, A.T., Onifade, O.S., Olorunju, P.E., Adamu A.M., Tanko, R.J.and Balogun R.O. ( 2001). The evaluation of dual purpose groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) varieties for fodder and seed production at Shika, Nigeria. J. Agric. Sci. (Camb) 136: 75-79.
  13. Omokanye A.T., Onifade, O.S. Amodu J.T. and Kallah, M.S. (2001). Research note: The performance of forage germplasm in a screening trial at Shika, Nigeria. Trop. Grasslands. 35:48-52.
  14. Onifade, O.S. Omokanye and Amodu J.T. (2001). The influence of seed rate and fertilizer type on growth of Tridax procumbens in sub humid Nigeria. Tropicultura  (Belgium)19:70-74.
  15. Omokanye, A.T. Balogun R.O. Onifade O.S., Afolayan R.A. and Olayemi M.E. (2001). Assessment of preference and intake of browse species by Yankasa sheep at Shika, Nigeria. Small Ruminant Research 42: 203-210.
  16. Amodu, J.T., Kallah, M.S. Onifade, O.S., Omokanye A.T. and Adeyinka I.(2001). The effect of harvesting at different growth stages on yield and quality of three late maturing pearl millet accessions in Northern Nigeria. Trop Grasslands, 35:175-179.
  17. Onifade O.S., Adu I.F. and Akinola J.O. (2002). Effect of stocking rate on Rhodes grass/stylo pasture in Northern Guinea Savanna Zone of Nigeria. 2. Plant and animal performance. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 29: 55- 63.
  18. Omokanye A.T., Olorunju P E, Onifade O. S. and Olaosebikan ,I (2002). On-farm assessment of selected dual purpose groundnut cultivars for food and feed. Nig. J. Anim. Prod. 29: 299- 307.
  19. Omokanye, A. T., Onifade, O. S., Adeyinka, I. A. and Tanko, R. J. (2002) Effect of seeding rate and sowing method on seed yield and yield components of horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum). Seed Res. (India) 30: 51-55.
  20. Omokanye, A. T., Onifade, O. S., Amodu, J. T., Balogun, R. O. and Kallah, M. S. (2003) Evaluation of dual-purpose cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) varieties for grain and fodder production at Shika, Nigeria. Tropicultura (Belgium) 21: 42-46.
  21. Amodu, J.T. Onifade, O.S., Kallah, M.S., Adeyinka I. A.,and Alawa, J.P. (2003). Sowing date and spacing influence on fodder and seed yields of lablab in northern guinea savanna of Nigeria. ASSET Series A. 3: 53-58.
  22. Omokanye A.T., Amodu J.T. and Onifade O.S.(2004) Influence of intra-row plant spacing, phoshorus application and growth stage on the forage, seed yields and quality of phasey beans (Macroptilium lathyroides) in subhumid area of Nigeria. Nig. J. Anim. Prod.,31: 45-50
  23. Onifade, O. S., Jolaosho, A. O., Arigbede, O. M., Fageyinbo, O.O and Oyeladun,A.M. (2005). Effects of seed rates and sowing methods on the growth and forage production of Tephrosia bracteolata in South West Nigeria. Trop. J. Anim. Sci. 8: 63-68.
  24. Jolaosho, A. O.; Arigbede, O. M., Onifade, O. S.; Olanite, J. A. and Akinola, T.O. (2005). Population viability and size of seeds  recovered from the faeces of ruminant animals in the early rainy season. Trop. J. Anim. Sci. 8: 109-114.
  25. Olanite, J. A.; Arigbede, O. M.; Jolaosho, A. O. Onifade, O. S.; and Alabi, B.O. (2006). Effect of cutting intervals on the dry matter yield and nutritive quality of two varieties of Panicum maximum in the  humid zone of Nigeria. ASSET. Series A  6: 171-180.
  26. Jolaosho, A O , Oduguwa,B O , Onifade, O S , Babayemi, J O (2006). Effects of ingestion by cattle and immersion in hot water and acid on the germinability of rain tree (Albizia saman) seeds. Trop. Grassl. 41: 244-253.
  27. Amodu, J T ,Onifade, O S, Adeyinka, I A ,Jegede, J O and Afolayan, S B (2007). The effect of stock length, stock diameter and planting angle on early establishment of Gliricidia sepium. Pakistan J Biol. Sci. 10: 632-636.
  28. Anele, U Y , Arigbede, O M , Olanite, J A , Adekunle, I O , Jolaosho, A O , Onifade, O S and Oni, A O. (2008). Early growth and seasonal chemical composition of three indigenous multipurpose tree Species MPTS in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Agroforest Systems. 73: 89-98.
  29. Arigbede, O M , Anele, U Y,, Jolaosho, A O , Olanite, J A, Onifade O S and Wahab, T A (2008). Chemical composition and in vitro gas production of African Breadfruit (Treculia africana) ar. Decne. Archivos de Zootecnia, 57:113-121.
  30. Arigbede, O M , Anele, U Y,,Oduguwa, B O Jolaosho, A O , Olanite, J A and, Onifade, O S (2008). Replacement value of soybean haulms meal in the diets of West African Dwarf goats. Archivos de Zootecnia, 57:369-372.
  31. Oni A O, Onwuka, C F I, Oduguwa, O O, Onifade O S  and Arigbede, O M  (2008). Utilization of citrus Pulp based diets and Enterolobium cyclocarpum (Jacq.Griseb ) foliage by West African Dwarf  goats. Livestock Science,117:184-191.
  1. Olanite, J A , Anele, U. Y., Arigbede, O M, Jolaosho, A O and Onifade, O S (2010). Effect of plant spacing and nitrogen fertilizer levels on the growth, dry matter yield and nutritive value of Columbus grass (Sorghum almum stapf) in southwest Nigeria. Grass and Forage Science, 65 :369 – 375.
  2. Akinola,J O, Iji, P A and Onifade, O S (2010) Effects of seeding rates, row spacing and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer on forage yield and quality of Stylosanthes scabra cvv. Seca and Fitzroy in south – western Nigeria. Tropical Grasslands, 44: 282 – 288.
  3. Oni, A. O., Onwuka, C.F.I., Arigbede, O.M., Anele, U.Y., Oduguwa, O.O. Onifade, O.S. and Tan, Z.L. (2011) Chemical composition and nutritive value of four varieties of cassava leaves grown in South-Western Nigeria. Journal of Animal physiology and Animal Nutrition, 95: 583 – 590.
  4. Anele, U. Y., Jolaosho, A O, Arigbede, O M, Olanite, J A ,and Onifade, O S (2011). Effects of air drying and plant types on quality of grass /legume silage. In : Animal Feed: Types, Nutrition and Safety. Ed. Sarah R Borgearo. pp 207 – 218. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York, USA.
  5. Adedire, A.O., Oduguwa, O.O., Edema, M.O., Onifade, O.S. and Onwuka, C.F.I. (2012). Performance and nutrient utilization of rabbits fed diets based on crop residues fermented with Rhizopus oligosporus. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 39(1):114 – 121.
  6. Oni, A O, Arigbede, M O, Sowande, O S, Anele, U Y, Oni, O O, Onwuka, C.F. I, Onifade, O S, Yusuf, K O, Dele, P A and Aderinboye, R Y.(2012). Heamatological and serum biochemical parameters of WAD goats fed dried cassava leaves based concentrate diets. Trop. Animal Health & Production, 44: 483 – 490.
  7. Olanite, J. A, Ewetola, I. A, Onifade, O S, Oni, A .O, Dele, P A, Sangodele, O. T. ( 2014 ). Comparative residual effects of some animal manure on the nutritive quality of three tropical grasses. International J of Science, Environment and Technology, 3 : 1131 – 1149. (
  8. Olanite, J A, Arigbede, O M , Onifade, O S, Jolaosho, A O, Dele, P A, Anele U Y and Ojo, V O A (2014). Growth, botanical composition, dry matter yield and persistence of Panicum- Chaemacrista mixture in the derived Savanna of Southwest Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 7 : 630-639. Publisher: Science Explorer Publication, Bangladesh. Available online at
  9. Ojo V O A., Ogunsakin A O., Dele P A., Olanite J A., Adeoye S A., Amole T A., Adelusi O O and Onifade O S ( 2015). Yield and chemical composition of Pennisetum hybrid fertilized with animal manures and harvested at different intervals. Malays Journal of Animal Science 18: 65- 80. Publisher: Malaysian Society of Animal production.
  10. Muraina, T. O., Onifade, O. S., Olanite, J. A., Dele, P.A., Okpiaifor, C. I., Ewetola, I. A., Amahwe, O.J. and Kadiri, S. F. ( 2016).Effect of storage place and storage period on nutritive quality of hay produced from three forage grasses. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science, 18: 207-214.
  11. Ojo, V.O.A., Jolaosho, A.O., Onifade, O.S., Amodu, J.T., Olanite, J.A. Arigbede, O.M., Anele, U.Y.,  Adeoye, S.A., Dele, P.A. and Amole, T.A. 2016. Dry matter yield, botanical and chemical composition of natural forages of the south western Nigeria as influenced by topography, land use and season. Journal of Animal Production Research, 28(1):138-150 Publisher: National Animal Production Research, Institute, Zaria, Nigeria.
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