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Tim A. McAllister

337 shared publications

Michael E.R. Dugan

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Jennifer L. Aalhus

58 shared publications

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe Research Centre, Lacombe T4L 1W1, AB, Canada

Spencer D. Proctor

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Voster Muchenje

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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Towards a system-specific framework for the sustainability evaluation of low-input ruminant meat production systems in d... Tawanda Marandure, Godswill Makombe, Kennedy Dzama, Willem H... Published: 01 February 2018
Ecological Indicators, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.11.015
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Genetic Traits of Relevance to Sustainability of Smallholder Sheep Farming Systems in South Africa Annelin Molotsi, Bekezela Dube, Simon Oosting, Tawanda Maran... Published: 28 July 2017
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su9081225
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Sustainable livestock production is important to ensure continuous availability of resources for future generations. Most smallholder livestock farming systems in developing countries have been perceived to be environmentally, socially and economically unsustainable. Farming with livestock that is robust and adaptable to harsh environments is important in developing countries especially in semi-arid and arid environments. This review discusses the different sheep farming systems employed by smallholder farmers and associated sustainability problems facing them. The review also gives an overview of sustainability indicators and limitations to the sustainability for the different smallholder sheep production systems in South Africa. It is argued that genetic diversity is important for sustainability and needs to be maintained in sheep for sustainable production and reproduction performance. The application of traditional breeding and genomics to ensure sustainable production is explored. Animal breeding approaches, specifically genomics can be applied to improve areas of environmental sustainability of smallholder sheep farming systems but must be targeted to the specific production environments, challenges, and opportunities of smallholder production. The genetic traits important for sustainability, the role of genomics in improving these traits and linking these genetic traits to different farming systems in South Africa are discussed.
Article 1 Read 2 Citations Determinants of smallholder farmers’ perceptions of impact of climate change on beef production in Malawi Gregory Chingala, Cletos Mapiye, Emiliano Raffrenato, Louw H... Published: 22 February 2017
Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-1924-1
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations A trans 10-18:1 enriched fraction from beef fed a barley grain-based diet induces lipogenic gene expression and reduces ... Payam Vahmani, William J. Meadus, Maria L.P. da Silva, Alec ... Published: 01 September 2016
Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports, doi: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2016.05.018
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Article 1 Read 0 Citations Effects of feeding beef fat enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acid biohydrogenation products to pigs Payam Vahmani, Bethany Uttaro, Cletos Mapiye, David C. Rolla... Published: 01 June 2016
Canadian Journal of Animal Science, doi: 10.1139/cjas-2015-0080
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A total of sixteen barrows were randomly assigned to diets containing 5% biohydrogenation product (BHP)-enriched or control beef fat for 7 weeks. On completion of 7 weeks, we found that feeding enriched fat led to deposition of BHP and isomer-specific metabolism of trans-18:1 in adipose tissue. It was also noticed that total and HDL-cholesterol were decreased; however, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides were not affected.
Article 1 Read 1 Citation Beef Fat Enriched with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Biohydrogenation Products Improves Insulin Sensitivity Without Alterin... Abdoulaye Diane, Faye Borthwick, Cletos Mapiye, Payam Vahman... Published: 12 April 2016
Lipids, doi: 10.1007/s11745-016-4148-7
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The main dietary sources of trans fatty acids are partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVO), and products derived from polyunsaturated fatty acid biohydrogenation (PUFA-BHP) in ruminants. Trans fatty acid intake has historically been associated with negative effects on health, generating an anti-trans fat campaign to reduce their consumption. The profiles and effects on health of PHVO and PUFA-BHP can, however, be quite different. Dairy products naturally enriched with vaccenic and rumenic acids have many purported health benefits, but the putative benefits of beef fat naturally enriched with PUFA-BHP have not been investigated. The objective of the present experiment was to determine the effects of beef peri-renal fat (PRF) with differing enrichments of PUFA-BHP on lipid and insulin metabolism in a rodent model of dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (JCR:LA-cp rat). The results showed that 6 weeks of diet supplementation with beef PRF naturally enriched due to flaxseed (FS-PRF) or sunflower-seed (SS-PRF) feeding to cattle significantly improved plasma fasting insulin levels and insulin sensitivity, postprandial insulin levels (only in the FS-PRF) without altering dyslipidemia. Moreover, FS-PRF but not SS-PRF attenuated adipose tissue accumulation. Therefore, enhancing levels of PUFA-BHP in beef PRF with FS feeding may be a useful approach to maximize the health-conferring value of beef-derived fats.