TRYPANOTOLERANT LIVESTOCK IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME

Dr. AJAYI, F. T.

Dr. AJAYI, F. T.

HEAD OF PROGRAMME

      1 Genetic improvement of livestock species for better  performance and food security

  1. Genetic improvement of indigenous chicken for egg and meat potentials
  2. Utilization of lesser legumes in livestock production
  3. Livestock Management and Food Safety.
  4. Feed resources for livestock species like  identify, evaluate and improve breeds of livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats, pig
  5.  
  6. rabbits, snails, cane-rat and poultry adapted to South-west agro-ecologies.
  • To develop appropriate low cost and efficient feed resources.
  • To develop appropriate management/husbandry system.

        .To develop appropriate low input and cost effective health                    package, including ethno-veterinary and

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  1. Genetic Improvement of Pigs through Crossbreeding and Artificial Insemination
  2. Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Chicken for egg and meat potentials
  3. Genetic Improvement of Sheep and Goats through Crossbreeding and Artificial Insemination
  4. Mitigating the challenges of in-breeding in rabbits through upgrading of locally available breed
  5. Assessment of antibiotic properties of some plants as health care remedies in livestock
  6. Evaluation of feedstuffs important in the feeding of livestock.

7.  Evaluation of effects of natural preservative on meat and meat products

INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATORS

GRANT(S) ENJOYED

CURRENT GRANT(S)

FUTURE PLANS

IMPROVED LIVESTOCK PRODUCTIVITY FOR SUSTAINABLE  FOOD SECURITY THROUGH RESEARCH AND TRAINING

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Conduction and completion of some farmers oriented  projects  to solve problems relating to farmers and  livestock industry  despite limited resources
  • Assisting the I.AR&T. Trained farmers to market their livestock products when there is glut thereby encouraging farmer to produce more
  • Publishing of manuals on livestock farming ( snail farming, broiler and grass-cutter production)
  • Distribution of exotic piglets (Large white, Landrace and Duroc etc.) to farmers at subsidized price for genetic improvement of their stock
  • Adaptability and Farrowing of the exotic pigs with good litter size
  • On farm artificial Insemination of available farmers pigs (Sow) with good litter size and high survival rate
  • Periodical training of farmers  and visit to  farms by livestock experts.

Research activities of the Programme

  1. Genetic Improvement of Pigs through Crossbreeding and Artificial Insemination
  2. Genetic Improvement of Indigenous Chicken for egg and meat potentials
  3. Genetic Improvement of Sheep and Goats through Crossbreeding and Artificial Insemination
  4. Mitigating the challenges of in-breeding in rabbits through upgrading of locally available breed
  5. Assessment of antibiotic properties of some plants as health care remedies in livestock
  6. Evaluation of feed-stuffs important in the feeding of livestock.

7.  Evaluation of effects of natural preservative on meat and meat products

TLIP UPDATES

Trypano-Tolerant Livestock Improvement Programme Team

Dr F.T. Ajayi
Principal Research Fellow & Head of Programme
Prof. A.O.K. Adesehinwa
Research Professor (Animal Production)
Dr. O. O. Obi
Senior Research Fellow (Monogastric Nutrition)
Dr. O. O. Oluwole
Research Fellow I (Animal Genetics )
Mr. I. A. Okere
Research Fellow I (Meat Science)
Dr A.S. Amusat
Research Fellow II (Agricultural Extension)
Dr O. A. Morakinyo
Research Fellow II (Vet. Medicine)
Mr A.O. Sorunke
Junior Research Fellow
Mr. E. S. Durotoye
Assistant Chief Superintendent (Animal Health)
Dr Y. A. Popoola
Principal Agric. Superintendent
Mr B.J Harry
Agricultural Superintendent