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Dr A Hassen

Teaching focus: Feed Resource Evaluation, Ruminant Nutrition, Livestock Ecology

Current research focus: Drought tolerant forage crop and fodder trees evaluation, feed resource evaluation, Improving poor quality roughage utilisation, climate smart forage and livestock production, mitigation of greenhouse emission from livestock systems.

Community outreach: GSSA council member, external examiner for University of Fort Hare and University of Zimbabwe Marondera College of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Current publications

Diriba, T.A., Debusho, L.K., Boati, J., Hassen, A. (2017). Bayesian modelling of wind speed at Cape Town, South Africa.Environmental and Ecological Statistics. (Accepted

Abubeker Hassen, Deribe Gemiyo Talore, Eyob Habte Tesfamariam, Michael Andrew Friend, Thamsanqa Doctor Empire Mpanza (2017) Potential use of forage-legume intercropping technologies to adapt to climate-change impacts on mixed crop-livestock systems in Africa: A review. Regional Environmental Change. (Accepted). DOI: 10.1007/s10113-017-1131-7

Abiodun Akanmu, Abubeker Hassen (2017). The use of certain medicinal plant extracts reduced in vitro methane production while improving in vitro organic matter digestibility. Animal Production Science (Accepted). http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN16291 

Adejoro, F.A, Hassen, A. 2017. Effect of supplementing or treatingEragrostis curvula hay with urea or nitrate on its digestibility and in vitro fermentation. South Africa Journal of Animal Science. 47(2): 168-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v47i2.8

Herman Mynhardt, Willem Adriaan Van Niekerk, Lourens Johannes Erasmus, Abubeker Hassen, Roelf Johannes Coertze (2016).Substitution of rumen degradable nitrogen with urea in sheep fed low quality. Scientia Agricola, 72(6): 498-504. 

Moyo, R.M., W.A van Niekerk, Hassen, A. du Toit, C.J.L. and Gemeda, B.S. (2016). Ensiling quality of maize as influenced by the addition of wet distillers grains with soluble. South Africa Journal of Animal Science, 46:21-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v46i1.3

Moyo, R.M., W.A van Niekerk, Hassen, A. du Toit, C.J.L. and Gemeda, B.S. (2016). Ensiling quality of maize as influenced by the addition of wet distillers grains with soluble. South Africa Journal of Animal Science, 46:21-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/sajas.v46i1.3 

Abubeker Hassen, Jacobus Johannes Francois Theart, Willem Adriaan van Niekerk, Festus Adeyemi Adejoro and Belete Shenkute Gemeda (2016) In vitro methane and gas production characteristics of Eragrostis trichopophora substrate supplemented with different browse foliage. Animal Production Sciences, 56:634-640. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN15612

Deribe G Talore, Eyob H. Tesfamariam, Abubeker Hassen, Du Toit Jco, Katja Klampp, Soussana Jean-Francois (2016) Long-term impacts of grazing intensity on soil carbon sequestration and selected soil properties in the arid Eastern Cape, South Africa: Impacts of grazing on soil properties (Talore et al. 2015). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96: 1945-1952. 06/2015; DOI:10.1002/jsfa.7302. 2014

 

 


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