Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 17–24 | Cite as

Productivity of White Fulani cattle on the Jos plateau, Nigeria. II. Nutritional factors

  • N. B. Pullan
Article

Summary

The influence of nutritional factors on the productivity of traditionally managed White Fulani cattle herds on the Jos plateau is described as part of a 2 1/2 year study. The observations made point to the effects of the poor nutrition obtained from natural fodders during the dry season as well as to gross overgrazing. The effect of limited dry season supplementation on productivity is illustrated.

Keywords

Public Health Veterinary Medicine Nutritional Factor Poor Nutrition Cattle Herd 

Productivite Du Betail Blanc Fulani Sur Le Plateau De Jos, Au Nigeria II. Facteurs Nutritionnels

Résumé

L'influence des facteurs nutritionnels sur la productivité de troupeaux de bétail blanc Fulani, entretenus de façon traditionnelle sur le plateau de Jos est décrite à la suite de deux ans et demi d'étude. Les observations font le point sur les effets de l'alimentation rare obtenue sur des pâturages naturels durant la saison sèche aussi bien que de la surpâturation. Des exemples illustrent les effets d'une supplémentation limitée durant la saison sèche sur cette productivité.

Productividad Del Ganado Blanco Fulani En La Meseta De Jos En Nigeria. II. Factores Nutricionales

Resumen

Se describe la influencia de factores nutricionales, sobre la productividad de ganado Blanco Fulani bajo manejo tradicional en la meseta de Jos en Nigeria. La descripción hace parte de un estudio de dos años y medio. Las observaciones hacen énfasis sobre los efectos de la desnutrición, consecuencia de la alimentación del ganado con pasturas naturales pobres durante la época seca y el sobrepastoreo. Se ilustra también, el efecto de una suplementación limitada en la época seca sobre la productividad de los animales.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. B. Pullan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine, Easter BushRoslinScotland

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