ONLINE PAPER PUBLISHING - Volume 7 - Issue 1, January 2024 Edition
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EFFECT OF HYDROPONIC SORGHUM FODDER ON BALAMI RAM LAMBS’ PERFORMANCE UNDER INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
Authors: ERICKSON GODFREY NJIDDARI, SURAYYA ABUBAKAR
Abstracts: This research investigated the effect of feeding hydroponic sorghum fodder (HSF) on the performance of Balami ram lambs. The main objective of this study is to provide an alternative source of well secured and highly nutritious feed source at low cost to boost the nutritional and economic values of Balami breed of sheep and in the long run mitigate the incessant avoidable clashes between farmers and herders over limited resources in the study area. A total of 45 weaned lambs were used in a feeding trial by dividing it into five treatment groups. T1 (treatment 1) were fed the control diet while ram lambs on T2, T3, T4 and T5 were fed differently cultivated hydroponic sorghum fodder respectively for 90 days feeding trial. Lambs were fed ad libitum twice per day and had a free access to fresh water. Feed offered and refusals were collected, live weight gain was measured weekly, and feed conversion ratio (FCR) was calculated. ANOVA was used to analyse the data collected. Results of the experiment showed that HSF had a positive effect (p<0.05) on feed intake, final body weight, total gain, average daily gain, and FCR on Balami ram lambs fed the HSF diet when compared to lambs fed the control diet. This study concluded that HSF has a significant effect on the overall performance of Balami breed of sheep. The study also recommended that HSF can be used as feed for lambs in the fattening period to enhance their growth performance. The study also recommended advocacy for policy formulation and implementation as regards animal feed diversification for overall animal feed security, and the peaceful coexistence of mankind.
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Cite this Article: Erickson Godfrey Njiddari, Surayya Abubakar , "EFFECT OF HYDROPONIC SORGHUM FODDER ON BALAMI RAM LAMBS’ PERFORMANCE UNDER INTENSIVE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jan2024.html, Volume 7 - Issue 1, January 2024 Edition, 1-7 #ijarporg
IMPROVING RETENTION IN ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Authors: CHRISTOPHER J. COLLINS
Abstracts: The Royal Canadian Army Cadet League is a national organization promoting community youth leadership skill development through an afterschool program format called "corps" across communities in Canada. Each corps is attached to a Canadian Forces Reserve Regiment. However, numerous corps are experiencing a decline in retaining their youth members. This decline in retention jeopardizes each corps’ funding from the Department of Defense, possibly closing the community corps. Examining retention through the lens of critical pragmatism will identify areas for improvement. A paradigm shift from primarily transactional-based leadership to transformational and servant leadership is required to improve the organization, ensure sustainability in the corps, and support the Canadian Armed Forces. Using mixed and current best practices for engaging youth and inserting a more applicable framework for teaching and training with a transformative change in mindset for the corps leadership, will improve the organization and ensure sustainability with a model of inclusivity. A leadership framework supported by recognized change path models with reinforcement from continual monitoring and evaluation will ensure a continued corps presence in the community.
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Cite this Article: Christopher J. Collins , "IMPROVING RETENTION IN ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADETS ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN", International Journal of Advanced Research and Publications (IJARP), http://www.ijarp.org/online-papers-publishing/jan2024.html, Volume 7 - Issue 1, January 2024 Edition, 8-41 #ijarporg