Jorgensen, P & Scholtz, A.J. (Eds.) (2014) Research Project Summaries – Ostriches 2012/13. Directorate: Animal Sciences, Western Cape Department of Agriculture. ISBN 9780992188863.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Hoffman, L.C., Brand, M.M., Cloete, S.W.P. & Muller, M., 2012. The fatty acid composition of muscles and fat depots of ostriches as influenced by genotype. South African Journal of Animal Science 42(3): 256 – 265.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Wang, M.D., Cloete, S.W.P., Dzama, K., Bonato, M. & Malecki, I.A., 2012. Foster parenting, human imprinting and conventional handling affects survival and early weight of ostrich chicks. South African Journal of Animal Science 42(2): 123 – 130.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Davids, A.H., Cloete, S.W.P., Bester-van der Merwe, A.E., Muchadeyi, F., Slabbert, R. & Dzama, K., 2012. Genetic variation within and among three ostrich breeds, estimated by using microsatellite markers. South African Journal of Animal Science 42(2): 156 – 163.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Fair, M.D., van Wyk, J.B. & Cloete, S.W.P., 2012. Pedigree analysis of an ostrich breeding flock. South African Journal of Animal Science 42(2): 114 – 122.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Cloete, J.J.E., Hoffman, L.C., Claasen, B. & Cloete, S.W.P., 2012. Effect of production system on the growth rate, carcass characteristics and carcass composition of Dorper lambs. Livestock Research for Rural Development 24(6): 101

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Bonato, M., Cornwallis, C.K., Malecki, I.A., Rybnik-Trzaskowska, P.K. & Cloete, S.W.P., 2012. The effect of temperature and pH on the motility and viability of ostrich sperm. Animal Reproduction Science 133(1): 123 – 128.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Cloete, J.J.E., Hoffman, L.C. & Cloete, S.W.P., 2013. A comparison between slaughter traits and meat quality of various sheep breeds: Wool, dual-purpose and mutton. Meat Science 91(3): 318 – 324.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Scholtz, A.J., Cloete, S.W.P., Cloete, J.J.E., Kruger, A.C.M., Van Wyk, J.B. & Van der Linde, T.C. de K., 2012. Divergent selection for reproduction affects dag score, breech wrinkle score and crutching time in Merinos.  South African Journal of Animal Science 42(3): 274 – 279.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

NAIDOO, P., CLOETE, S.W.P & DZOMBA, E.F. 2012. Evaluation of reciprocal crosses and pure lines of reproducing Merino ewes divergently selected for multiple rearing ability: Heterosis. Proceedings of the 45th conference of the South African Society for Animal Science. 

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

SAAYMAN, N., HARDY, M.B., MORRIS, C.D., BOTHA, J.C., RHEEDER, C.G. & DYASON, A.V. 2012. Possible key species for veld condition assessment of the Lambert’s Bay Strandveld along the West Coast of South Africa. Poster presented at the 47th annual Congress of the GSSA at Club Mykonos, 16-20 July 2012. 

Programme: RTDS - Plant Sciences

SAAYMAN, N. & BOTHA, J.C. 2012. Support for the VEGMAP division of vegetation types along the West Coast of South Africa.  Poster presented at the 47th annual Congress of the GSSA at Club Mykonos, 16-20 July 2012.

Programme: RTDS - Plant Sciences

NAIDOO, P. 2012. Characterisation of the Divergence of the Elsenburg Merino Resource Flock. M.Sc. (Genetics) Dissertation. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

PIETERSE, A., PITCHER, G., NAIDOO, P. & JACKSON, S. 2012. Growth and condition of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas at three environmentally distinct South African oyster farms. Journal of Shellfish Research, 31, 1061-1076.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Potgieter, J.P., Muller, C.J.C., Cloete, S.W.P., Zishiri, O.T. & Dzama, K., 2011. Exploring fertility traits other than calving interval for inclusion in a national genetic evaluation for South African Holstein cows. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 19: 482 – 485.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Bonato, M., Rybnik, P.K., Malecki, I.A., Cornwallis, C.K. & Cloete., S.W.P., 2011. Twice daily collection yields greater semen output and does not affect male libido in the ostrich. Animal Reproduction Science 123(3): 258 – 264.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Cloete, S.W.P., Snyman, M.A. & Scholtz, A.J., 2011. Genetic and environmental parameters of milk production and milk composition in South African Merinos. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 19: 419 - 422.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Scholtz, A.J., Cloete, S.W.P., Cloete, J.J.E., Kruger, A.C.M., van Wyk, J.B. & van der Linde, T.C. de K., 2011. Genetic parameters for breech strike indicator traits and yearling production traits in Merinos. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics 19: 175 - 178.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

Scholtz, A.J., Cloete, S.W.P., du Toit, E., van Wyk, J.B. & van der Linde, T.C. de K., 2011. A survey of the prevalence of blowfly strike and the control measures used in the Rûens area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 82(2): 107 - 115.

Programme: RTDS - Animal Sciences

SAAYMAN, N. 2011. Die belangrikheid van moederplante (nurse plants) in die veld. BLWK/CAWC Nuusbrief/Newsletter, 3, 4

Programme: RTDS - Plant Sciences

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