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Tsukahara, Y., Y. Choumei, K. Oishi, H. Kumagai, A. K. Kahi, J. M. Panandam, T. K. Mukherjee, H. Hirooka. 2008. Effect of parental genotypes and paternal heterosis on litter traits in crossbred goats. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 125: 84–88.

2

Nishio, M., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2008. Accounting for numbers of expressions of specific genotypes using a modified gene-flow method. Livestock Science 114: 241-250.

3

Oishi, K., A. K. Kahi, Y. Nagura, M. Fujita and H. Hirooka. 2008. Effect of culling age of does on milk and meat production in Japanese-Saanen goats. Livestock Science 114: 220-232.

4

Ibi, T., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2008. Genetic parameters for gestation lenght and the relationship with birth weight and carcass traits in Japanese Black cattle. Animal Science Journal 79: 297-302.

5

Ilatsia, E. D., M. Githinji, T. K. Muasya, T. O. Okeno and A. K. Kahi. 2008. Genetic parameter estimates for growth traits of Large White pigs in Kenya. South African Journal of Animal Science 38: 166-172.

6

Tsukahara, Y., Y. Chomei, K. Oishi, H. Kumagai, A. K. Kahi, J. M. Panandam, T. K. Mukherjee, H. Hirooka. 2008. Analysis of growth patterns in purebred Kambing Katjang goat and its crosses with the German Fawn. Small Ruminant Research 80: 8-15.

7

Kahi, A. K. and T. O. Rewe. 2008. Biotechnology in livestock production: Overview of possibilities for Africa. African Journal of Biotechnology 25: 4984-4991.

8

Bett, R. C., I. S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2009. Analysis of production objectives and management strategies of dairy goats in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41: 307-320.

9

Bett, R. C., H. K. Bett, A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2009. Evaluation and effectiveness of breeding and production services for dairy goat farmers in Kenya. Ecological Economics 68: 2451-2460.

10

Orenge, J. S. K., E. D. Ilatsia, I. S. Kosgey. and A. K. Kahi. 2009. Genetic and phenotypic parameters and annual trends for growth and fertility traits of Charolais and Hereford beef cattle breeds in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41: 767-774.

11

Wasike, C. B., D. Indetie, J. M. K. Ojango and A. K. Kahi. 2009. Direct and maternal (co)variance components and genetic parameters for growth and reproductive traits in the Kenya Boran cattle. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41:741-748.

12

Bosso, N.A., E. H. van der Waaij, A. K. Kahi and J.A.M. van Arendonk. 2009. Genetic analysis of N’Dama cattle breed selection schemes. Livestock Research for Rural Development. http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd21/8/boss21135 accessed on 11th August 2009.

13

Gradiz, L., L. Alvarado, A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2009. Fit of Wood’s function to daily milk records and estimation of environmental and additive and non-additive genetic effects on lactation curve parameters of crossbred dual purpose cattle in Honduras. Livestock Science 124: 321-329.

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Nishio, M., A. K. Kahi and H. Hirooka. 2009. Economic implications of using Japanese Black sires carrying recessive genes associated with genetic defects. Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience 2: 1013-1018.

15

Bett, R. C., I. S. Kosgey, A. K. Kahi and K. J. Peters. 2009. Realities in breed improvement for dairy goats in East and Central Africa. Small Ruminant Research 85: 157-160.

16

Rewe, T.O., P. Herold, A. K. Kahi and A. Valle Zárate. 2009. Breeding indigenous cattle genetic resources for beef production in sub-Saharan Africa. Outlook on Agriculture 38: 317-326.

17.

Bett, R.C., Kosgey, I.S., Kahi, A.K., Peters, K.J., 2009. Realities in breed improvement programmes for dairy goats in East and Central Africa. Small Ruminant Research 85, 157-160.

18. Orenge, J.S.K., Ilatsia, E.D., Kosgey, I.S., Kahi, A.K., 2009. Genetic and phenotypic parameters and annual trends for growth and fertility traits of Charolias and Hereford cattle breeds in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41, 767-774.
19. Bett, R.C., Kosgey, I.S., Kahi, A.K., Peters, K.J., 2008. Analysis of production objectives and breeding practices of dairy goats in Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41, 307-320.
20. Kosgey, I.S., Rowlands, G.J., van Arendonk, J.A.M., Baker, R.L., 2008. Small ruminant production in smallholder and pastoral/ extensive farming systems in Kenya. Small Ruminant Research 77, 11-24.
 

Dr Perminus Karubiu Migwi

 

Dr Perminus Karubiu Migwi
Lecturer and Chair, Depart of Animal Science
Faculty of Agriculture,
Department of Animal Science
P O BOX 536, - 20115,
EGERTON, Kenya
Mobile +254-722 178 054
Email : pemigwi@yahoo.com
 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2007

PhD, Rural Science & Agriculture

University of New England, Australia

1997

Master of Science, Animal Science

University of Adelaide, Australia

1985

BSc in Agriculture

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1999

One month course Poultry Mgt, Nutritional, Physiological and Veterinary Aspects

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.

1980

Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)

Thika High School

1978

East African Certificate of Education (EACE)

Division Two 12 points

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FIELD OF SPECIALISATION

Ruminant Nutrition and Livestock production Systems

 
 
WORK EXPERIENCE

Jan 2010 - present

Chairman, Department of Animal science,, Egerton University

February 2004 - Present

Lecturer, Department of Animal Science

1988-2004

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Animal Science, Egerton University.

1985-1988

Agricultural Officer II, Animal Health & Industry Institute (AHITI), Nyahururu, Ministry of Livestock Development.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

2010-

Developing feed resources packages and systems analysis for dairy goat in Kenya. Funded by the Commission for Higher Education

2009-2011

Developing Feed Resources Data Base for Eastern African countries. Funded by ASSARECA

2013

Utilization of Crop Residues. Collaboration between Ministry of Agriculture, Egerton University & KARI, (Njoro). Funded by EAAPP

 

SELECTED AND RECENT JOURNAL PAPERS

1

P. K Migwi, B.O. Bebe, C.K. Gachuiri, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2012. Options for efficient utilisation of high fibre forage resources in low input ruminant production systems in a changing climate: A review. Livestock Research for Rural development Journal (25(5), 2013).

2

P. K. Migwi, I. Godwin, J.V. Nolan and L.P. Khan. 2011. The effect of energy supplementation on intake and utilization efficiency of urea-treated low-quality roughage in sheep. I. Rumen digestion and feed intake. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 24(5): 623-635.

3

P.K. Migwi, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2011. The effect of energy supplementation on intake and utilization efficiency of urea-treated low-quality roughage in sheep. II. Rumen kinetics and acetate clearance rate. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 24(6):774-780.

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P.K. Migwi, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2010. Effects of Non-protein nitrogen, protein and energy supplementation on dry matter intake of high fibre-low protein basal diet roughage in sheep. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology, 10: 21-30.

5

Lanyasunya, T. K,. Migwi, P.K., Otieno, K., Siamba, D.N,. Mutunga, T.K. and Ondoro, D.M.As authors) “A handbook for Dairy Stakeholders: Feed and Milk Hazard Control”. (This Handbook with four chapters is currently being edited in preparation for publication).

6

P. K. Migwi, J. R. Gallagher and R. J. Van Barneveld. 2000. The effect of molasses on the fermentation quality of wheat straw and poultry litter ensiled with citrus pulp. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 40:825-829.

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P. K. Migwi, J. R. Gallagher and R. J. Van Barneveld. 2001. The nutritive value of citrus pulp ensiled with wheat straw and poultry litter for sheep, Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 41:1143-1148.

8

P. K. Migwi P.O. Gamba and T.A. Onyango. 2003. Participatory on-farm technology transfer for increased livestock productivity in Sub–Saharan Africa: A case study of Lare division Nakuru District, Kenya. FAO (Animal Production & Health Division) Agrippa Electronic Journal, Website, http://www.fao.org.DOCREP/ARTICLE/AGRIPPA/569-EN-HTM of 3-4-2003.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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P. K Migwi, B.O. Bebe, C.K. Gachuiri, I.Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2012. Options for efficient utilisation of high fibre forage resources in low input ruminant production systems in a changing climate: Proceedings 7th Egerton University International Conference and Expo 26th – 28th September, 2012, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

2

P.K. Migwi, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2006. The Effect of Energy supplementation on Feed intake and Rumen digestion in sheep fed urea-treated low quality roughage. The 10th Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Biennial Scientific conference & Agricultural Forum, Nairobi Kenya, 13th – 17th November 2006.

3

P. K. Migwi, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2006. The Effect of Nitrogen, Protein and Energy supplementation on voluntary intake in sheep fed low quality roughage. The 10th Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Biennial Scientific conference & Agricultural Forum, Nairobi Kenya, 13th – 17th November 2006.

4

P.K. Migwi, I. Godwin and J.V. Nolan. 2006. The Effect of Energy supplementation on Feed intake and Rumen digestion in sheep fed urea-treated low quality roughage. The 10th Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Biennial Scientific conference & Agricultural Forum, Nairobi Kenya, 13th – 17th November 2006.

5

T. A. Onyango, P. K. Migwi and P. O. Gamba. 2001. Technology transfer for increased Livestock productivity in Lare Division, Nakuru District, Kenya. The 1st Egerton University-National Plant Breeding Research Centre, Njoro Symposium on Agricultural Research for Sustainable Development, Egerton University, Kenya, December 2001.

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S.A. Abdulrazak, P. O. Ogore, J.O. Ondiek, P. K. Migwi, S.A. Patel and M. Shah. Efficacy of a natural based product (Wormkill) in treatment of gastrointestinal nematodes of sheep in Kenya. Animal Production Society of Kenya (APSK) Symposium, Egerton University Njoro, Kenya, 7th – 8th March 2001.

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P.K. Migwi, J. R. Gallagher and R. J. van Barneveld. 2000. The nutritive value of citrus pulp ensiled with wheat straw and poultry litter for sheep. The 7th Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Scientific conference, Nairobi Kenya, 13th – 17th November 2000.

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P.K. Migwi, J. R. Gallagher and R. J. van Barneveld. 1998. The Effect of molasses on the fermentation quality of Wheat straw and poultry litter ensiled with citrus pulp. The 6th Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) Scientific conference, Nairobi Kenya, 9th – 13th November 1998.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Animal nutrition, especially protein and energy metabolism in ruminants, utilization of crop residues and non-conventional feed resources in ruminants.

 


 

Vision

To be a world  leader of excellence in capacity buiding in animal scienceMissionTo generate and disseminate significant scientific knowlge in animal sciences and offer exemporary education that contributes to national and global development for sustainable livestock production
Core valuesPassion for excellenceDevotion to dutyEquityCommited to proffessionalismIntegrity , tranparency and accountability]Respect for set rules, procedures and rule of law

Dept. of Animal Sciences Staff List

  1. Prof.Alexander K. Kahi
  2. Prof. J. K Tuitoek
  3. Prof. Guliye Abdi Yakub
  4. Prof. Bebe Bockline O.
  5. Dr. Ambula Mary Kivali (Ph.d)
  6. Dr. Kingori Anthony Macharia
  7. Dr. Ondiek James Ombiro
  8. Mr. Karubiu P. Migwi
  9. Dr. Onjoro Paul Anthans (Ph.d)
  10. Dr. Thomas Kainga Muasya (Ph.d)
  11. Mr. Joel Onyango Khobondo
  12. Mr. Peter B. Ogore
  13. Mr. Njogah John Njihia
  14. Mr. Kagio Stephen Maina
  15. Mr. Mutumba Maurice K.
  16. Mr. Lewuantai Caleb Solitei
  17. Prof. Joel Kipngeno Koske
  18. Ms. Jepchirchir Sawe
  19. Mr. Shakala Edward Kokan
  20. Mr. Museti Jairus Lukalia
  21. Mr. Nicholas K. Kibitok
  22. Mr. Joab Malanda Osotsi
  23. Mr. Musee Eric W. Sami
  24. Mr. Kiplangat Ngeno
  25. Mr. Caleb Sagwa Barasa
  26. Mr. Jaffrey Nyamita Awuonda
  27. Ms. Geita Rose Wangari
  28. Ms. Abigael Masitsa Mbehero
  29. Mr. D.Likhanga Mwavishi
  30. Mr. Ntabo Albert T.
  31. Mr. Lugonzo Hudson Milimu
  32. Mr. Keter John C.
  33. Mr. Karani Christopher Muhindi

 

Department of Animal Science

The Department of Animal Sciences is one of the oldest with the mandate to provide highly trained manpower, equipped with both conceptual knowledge and practical skills geared towards promoting animal health and production within the agricultural sector.To achieve this, we offer diploma and degree programmes, and tailor-made short courses aimed at improving efficiency in animal production, management and nutrition.Background:Mankind has for many years depended on animals, not only for food but also for a variety of by-products and services. Livestock provide all the milk and meat consumed worldwide. In Kenya, like in other developing countries, the livestock sub-sector contributes approximately 10% of the GDP. Although livestock production systems aim at increasing meat and milk to feed the increasing population, they are confronted by a number of constraints, notably diseases and inadequate management.

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