“Innovative climate smart smart livestock production and management”

The Department of Animal Science and Rangeland Management is devoted to hands-on manpower development in the dynamic disciplines of domestic animal production, forest and wildlife resource management. Our comprehensive undergraduate animal science programmes integrate knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology, nutrition, breeding and genetics, rangeland management and economics. Programmes in forest and wildlife resource management are crafted to ensure sustainable exploitation of the vast natural resources which the region is endowed with. Post graduate programmes including animal breeding and biotechnology are offered. Apart from teaching the Department is dedicated to research and community outreach. Research activities are directed towards increasing knowledge and understanding challenges that communities face.

Dr. Fortune N. Jomane (Chairperson)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics (University of Miyazaki, Japan)
  • Masters in Animal Science (University of Miyazaki, Japan)
  • BSc (Hons) in Agriculture: Animal Science (University of Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

  • Genetic improvement of livestock (cattle, pigs, small ruminants and poultry) through both classical quantitative genetics and molecular techniques. He is a recipient of two scholarships, the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship and the Edgars Foundation Trust scholarship.

 

Enquiries
For more information on the programmes contact:
The Chairperson
animalscience@lsu.ac.zw

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Animal Science and Rangeland Management

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Wildlife Resources Management

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Special Honours Degree in Animal Science and Rangeland Management

Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences Honours Degree in Forest Resources Management

Qualifications:    

  • BSc (Hons) in Agriculture: Animal Science (University of Zimbabwe).
  • Masters in Animal Science (University of Miyazaki, Japan).
  • PhD in Animal Breeding and Genetics                                                                                     

Research Interests

Genetic improvement of livestock (cattle, pigs, small ruminants and poultry) through both classical quantitative genetics and molecular techniques

 

Research Publications 

  • Takafumi ISHIDA, Kosuke NODA, Fortune Ntengwa JOMANE, and Tadaaki TOKUNAGA

Polymorphisms of RDH16 and VEGFR1 influence in M. trapezius steatosis in Japanese black carcass

Animal Science Journal (2016) doi:10.1111/asj.12746

  • Fortune N. JOMANE, Takafumi ISHIDA, Tadaaki TOKUNAGA and Tetsuo MORITA

Variations in genes involved in fat metabolism and their association with ultrasonic and carcass traits in Japanese Black steers

Animal Science Journal (2016) doi:10.1111/asj.12650

Fortune N. JOMANE, Takafumi ISHIDA, Kensuke MORIMOTO, Natsuki FUJISHITA, Tadaaki TOKUNAGA, Hiroshi HARADA and Tetsuo MORITA

Genetic polymorphisms and their association with growth and carcass traits in Japanese Black steers under progeny testing

Journal of Warm Regional Society of Animal Science, Japan 58 (2): 217-224, 2015 http://doi.org/10.11461/jwaras.58.217

  • Fortune Ntengwa JOMANE, Tadaaki TOKUNAGA, Takafumi ISHIDA, Hiroshi HARADA

Feasibility of using the ultrasound technique in the genetic improvement of young Japanese Black bulls

Journal of Warm Regional Society of Animal Science, Japan 57 (2): 123-130, 2014 http://doi.org/10.11461/jwaras.57.123

  • Yousuke Kodama, Fortune Jomane, Kensuke Okuhata, Takumi Totsu, Takafumi Ishida, Tadaaki Tokunaga

Growth pattern of young progeny test steers and relationship between the carcass measurements in Japanese Black (Wagyu)

Proceedings of the 17th AAAP Animal Science Congress, 22-25 August 2016, Fukuoka, Japan

 N. Jomane, T. Ishida, K. Morimoto, T. Tokunaga and H. Harada

Genetic polymorphisms and their association with growth and carcass traits in Japanese Black steers

Proceedings of the 16th AAAP Animal Science Congress Vol. II Page 33-36, 10-14 November 2014, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Tokunaga, F. N. Jomane, T. Ishida and H Harada

Estimation of Carcass Yield Percentage Using Ultrasound and Body Measurements in Japanese Black cattle

Proceedings of the 16th AAAP Animal Science Congress Vol. II Page 2275-2278, 10-14 November 2014, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

 

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                

  • MSc Animal Science

Research Interests

  • Use and efficacy of ethno veterinary medicine.
  • Use of Artificial insemination in the smallholder sector.
  • Viability of smallholder commercial ranching farms post land reform

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tshabalala, B., Dube, J.S., Moyo, B. and Dube, A.B. 2015.  Alternative remedies used by resource-limited farmers to manage ophthalmia in cattle, from Ntabazinduna communal area,Umguza district, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 8, Issue 9 Ver. I (Sep. 2015), PP -95www.iosrjournals.
  2. Ncube, A., Dube, A.B., Khombe, C.T., and Assan, N. Issues and concerns in pro poor community based cattle breeding program in Bulilimamangwe district of Zimbabwe. Scientific journal of animal science.Scientific Journal of Animal Science (2015) 4(4) 51-64 ISSN 2322-1704.
  3. Bidi, T., Dube, A.B.,  Khombe, C.T. and Assan, N. Community based small scale commercial cattle       breeding programme in Mangwe district of Zimbabwe. Agricultural Advances (2015) 4 (3) 22-33          ISSN2252-7820.
  4. Sibanda, B., John S.and Adolf B.Dube. Beef cattle development initiatives: A case study of Matobo     A2 Resettlement farms. Global Journal of Scientific Research. ISSN:2345-44385.
  5. Masuku, J., Dube, A.B. and Moyo, B. Impact of dip tank rehabilitation on the occurrence of ticks and  tick borne diseases in Umzingwane district of Mat South in Zimbabwe. IOSR Journal of Agriculture    and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS).Volume 8, Issue 2 Ver.II, PP 112-118
  6. Dube, A.B. and Sibanda B. Remodeling cattle marketing strategies in the smallholder sector of Zimbabwe after the Fast Track Land Reform Programme: A Review. Paper presented at Gwanda Livestock Symposium.2014.
  7. Boat Sibanda 1*, Nhlanhla Moyo 2, Onias Mtethwa 3 , Adolf B Dube4 Dedani Mlilo New Development in the field of Didactics: Application forEnhancement of Excellence in     Agriculture Education and Training.   International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension  Vol(1),pp. 013-016, March 2016. www.premierpublishers.org.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Post Grad Diploma in Agricultural Research for Development (ICRA)
  • MSC Animal Science (UZ)
  • BSc Agriculture Honours Degree in Animal Science (UZ)                                                            

Current Courses: 

Animal Nutrition;

Pasture and rangeland Management;

Poultry, Pig and Ostrich Production;

Small Ruminant Production

Publications

  1. Mugabe P. H and Moyo M.T. 2008. Strategic Management and Development of grazing and water resources in resettlement areas. In The Livestock Sector after the Fast Track Land Reforms in Zimbabwe. Ed. CT Khombe and LR Ndlovu. Institute For rural Technologies, National University of Science and technology Cnr Gwanda Road/Cecil Avenue P.O. Box AC 939, Ascot Bulawayo Zimbabwe.
  1. Ngongoni, N.T., Mwale, M., Mapiye, C., Moyo, M.T., Hamudikuwanda, H. and Titterton, M., 2008. Inclusion of Lablab in maize or sorghum silage improves sheep Tropical Grasslands 42: 188–192.
  1. Ngongoni, N.T., Mwale, M., Mapiye, C., Moyo, M.T., Hamudikuwanda, H. and Titterton, M., 2007. Evaluation of cereal-legumeinter-cropped forages for smallholder dairy production in Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development. Volume 19(7).             http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/7/ngon19093.htm.
  1. Addy P., Kashaija I. N., Moyo M. T., Nguyen K. Q., Singh S. and Walekhwa P. N, 2004. Constraints and opportunities for medium scale processing cassava in the Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. ICRA working Document Series 117
  1. Moyo M. T. and Tererai B., 2000. Comparison of the productivity of beef steers grazing high yielding Cynodon accessions in Zimbabwe. Paper presented at 35th Grasslands Society of Southern Africa Congress held at Triangle, Zimbabwe from 29 January to 3 February 2000
  1. Moyo M.T. , Maasdorp B. V., Titterton M., and Tererai B., 2000. The yield and nutritive value of sole and intercropped cereals and legumes grown on sandy and clay soil types at Henderson Research Station. Paper presented at 35th Grasslands Society of Southern Africa Congress held at Triangle, Zimbabwe from 29 January to 3 February 2000
  1. Moyo Margaret Taona Potential of mixed crop silages for dry season feeding Grasslands Society of Zimbabwe Newsletter Vol 6 No.2

 

Ongoing Research

  1. Development of an Indigenous Chicken Breed
  2. Exploiting Multipurpose Trees for Climate Resilient Farming Systems in Semi-Arid Environments: A Case Study of Faidherbia Albida (Muunga) in Binga District
  3. Mixed farming for Resilient Food Production
  4. Use of Vigna unguiculata (cowpea ) in broiler diets

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

Research Interests

Current Courses: 

 

Qualifications

  • MSc. Tropical Resource Ecology (UZ, Zimbabwe)
  • BSc. Natural Resources Management & Agriculture (MSU, Zimbabwe)

Research interests

  •  Carnivore ecology: population dynamics; predator-prey interactions; human/wildlife conflicts

Ongoing research:

  • Hyena habitat use
  • Cooccurrence of spotted hyena with small carnivores
  • Prey preference of the spotted hyena

Current Courses:

  • Wildlife Behaviour, Conservation & Parks Management; Tourism and the Environment; Freshwater Fish Production

Publications:

  • Mlilo, D., Mhlanga, M., Mwembe, R, Sisito, G., Moyo, B. Sibanda, B. (2015). The epidemiology of malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) and contribution to cattle losses in farms around Rhodes Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe. Tropical Animal Health & Production 47(4): 989-994.
  • Mpofu, C. B., Mhlanga, M. & Moyo, N. (2015). Pond type and pre-tanning processes affect size and quality of captive Nile crocodile skins. Agricultural Advances 4(4): 42-48. 
  • Mlilo, D., Mhlanga, M., Moyo, B., Sisito, G., Mwembe, R., Sibanda, B., Daga, O and Ncube, S. (2015). Perceptions on malignant catarrhal fever (MCF) by farmers close to Rhodes Matopos National Park, Zimbabwe. International Journal of Development Research 5(12):

Qualifications:                                                                                                

  • Masters of Science in Operations Research
  • Bachelor of Science Education Honours Degree In Mathematics

Current Courses

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computers

 

 

Papers Published

  1. Mpofu, C. N. B., Mhlanga, M., & Moyo, N. Pond type and pre-tanning processes affect size and quality of captive Nile crocodile skins(2015). Agricultural Advances 4(4) 42-48 ISSN 2251-820 doi: 10.14196/aa.v4i4.1858.

 

  1. Moyo1, E. Ndlovu1, N. Moyo1, S. Kudita2 and M. Maphosa1* Physiological parameters of seed vigour in ex situ stored sorghum germplasm (2015). Academic Journal Vol. 6(6), pp. 31-38, July 2015, DOI 10.5897/JCO15. 0139 ,Article Number: 705C60854401 ,ISSN 2141-6591

 

  1. Boat Sibanda 1*, Nhlanhla Moyo 2 , Onias Mtethwa 3 , Adolf B Dube4 Dedani Mlilo 5

New Development in the field of Didactics: Application for

Enhancement of Excellence in Agriculture Education and Training

International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension

Vol (1),pp. 013-016, March 2016. www.premierpublishers.org.

ISSN2167-0477

Ongoing Research

  1. Simulation of climate change
  2. Livestock production
  3. Fish diversity in the Lupane Dam
  4. Applied Research on Conservation Agriculture in Hwange and Binga Districts

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Degree in Environmental Policy and Planning –University of Zimbabwe
  • Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry –Lakehead University, Canada
  • Diploma in Forest Technology – Fleming College , Canada
  • Certificate in Environmental Assessment – Lakehead University Canada                                                                         

Research Interests

  • Effects of four treatment – fire, root exposure, stump reduction and current stump on the development of shoots on Baikiaea plurijuga stumps.
  • The effect of root collar felling and stump covering on shoot development on Baikiaea plurijuga stumps
  • Wood sawdust carbonization using a 200 litre drum
  • An Assessment of traditional agroforestry practices in five purposively selected wards in Zimbabwe

Current Courses: 

 

 

Qualifications:                                                                                                  

Research Interests

Current Courses: 

 

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