Articles by Author: Voster Muchenje

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  1. Temporal and spatial dynamics of mineral levels of forage, soil and cattle blood serum in two semi-arid savannas of South Africa

    Temporal and spatial dynamics of mineral levels of forage, soil and cattle blood serum in two semi-arid savannas of South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    In this study, we examined temporal and spatial dynamics of minerals of forage, soil and cattle serum in two savannas (valley and plain) of South Africa. The aims were to explore the relationships between ecosystem components, and plan communal grazing...
  2. <em>Vachellia karroo</em> leaf meal: a promising non-conventional feed resource for improving goat production in low-input farming systems of Southern Africa

    <em>Vachellia karroo</em> leaf meal: a promising non-conventional feed resource for improving goat production in low-input farming systems of Southern Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Among a vast number of forage trees, Vachellia karroo (Acacia karroo) remains one of the most widely distributed indigenous plant legumes in Southern Africa. The plant possesses some striking attributes, such as rapid growth rate, drought tolerance, adaptation to alkaline...
  3. Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef brand by smallholder cattle producers in South Africa

    Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef brand by smallholder cattle producers in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    Beef traders’ and consumers’ perceptions on the development of a natural pasture-fed beef (NPB) brand by smallholder cattle producers were investigated. In total, 18 meat traders (five abattoirs and 13 beef retailers) and 155 beef consumers were interviewed using structured...
  4. Determinants and opportunities for commercial marketing of beef cattle raised on communally owned natural pastures in South Africa

    Determinants and opportunities for commercial marketing of beef cattle raised on communally owned natural pastures in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of Range & Forage Science
    The objective of this study was to examine the factors influencing smallholder producers’ potential to sell cattle and identify marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production in South Africa. A total of 95 structured questionnaires was administered to the Ncorha and...