DAIRYCHAIN of EDULINK II Project has graduated its first Master of Philosophy in Animal production and Management, and eight other undergraduate students in Animal Science. Mr. Ismail Coffie, the post-graduate student, graduated on 2nd May 2015 with a specialization in Animal (dairy) production and management. His thesis was entitled “Factors affecting milk yield, lactation length and milk composition of dual-purpose cattle in Ashanti region of Ghana”. The graduate has produced two published papers and one conference manuscript as listed:
- Coffie, S Y Annor, J K Kagya-Agyemang and F R K Bonsu (2015). Effect of breed and non-genetic factors. Livestock Research for Rural Development 27 (07) 2015.
- Coffie, I., Annor, S. Y., Kagya-Agyemang J. K. and Bonsu, F. R. K. (2015).Effect of Breed and Nongenetic Factors on Lactation Length of Dualpurpose Cattle in Ashanti Region. British Journal of Science 13 (1): 21-28.
- Coffie, I., Annor, S. Y., Kagya-Agyemang J. K. and Bonsu, F. R. K. Influenceof breed and non-genetic factors on percentage milk composition of dualpurpose
cattle in Ashanti region, Ghana (Manuscript accepted for the 19th GSAP conference, August, 2015).
The eight undergraduate students are expected to graduate in November, 2015. Their research topics are:
- Effect of sanitation practices on quality of cow milk produced in local dairy herds in Ashanti Region.
- Economic benefit of milk at the primary production level in local dairy herd in Ashanti Region of Ghana
- Effect of hump size and height on milk yield of dual-purpose cattle in Ashanti Region, Ghana.
The eight students are:-
- Afrifa, Adelaide Achiaa
- Bismark Yeboah
- Frank Kwame Koduah
- Yakubu Kwaku
- Richard Andy Opoku
- Tweneboa Koduah Kinsford
- Freddrick Appiahene
- Issac Addo