Research conducted by the Institute
1. Improvement and Sustainability of Productivity of Hamari sheep under range conditions 2009
Funding stops and needs funding and support
Prof. Mohamed Kheir Abdalla
Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Nour
Dr. Abdel Nasser Mohammed Ahmed
Dr. Lotfy Mohamed Ahmed
Dr. Ibrahim Mousa Tibn
Sheep are one of the most important Sudanese exports and have clear contributions to national income. The state of North Kordofan is a source of 70% of the Sudanese sheep. The sheep are suffering from basic problems related to environmental factors,
Degradation of pasture - Water scarcity - Deterioration of the condition of animals in the summer season and seasonality of production, which leads to fluctuation of the annual output numbers. These problems are represented by the summer fodder gap, which is equivalent to four months. The rates of production and genetic improvement in the natural environment have not received enough attention, and the extent to which the research institutions such as the University of Khartoum in the Institute of Studies and Promotion of Animal Exports and the Faculty of Animal Production In addressing these problems and finding scientific solutions to them, which helps in reducing animal losses and improve the quality of red sheep and then increase exports of livestock. This is done by examining the possibility of introducing some modern techniques in education, care, nutrition and production, studying the requirements of foreign markets and how to meet them.
This project is designed to:
1. Serve development objectives of the project area as well as research objectives designed to enhance the competitiveness of Hamari sheep in the export market. This will be achieved through:
A- Capacity building the implementation of specific training programs of local herders to improve production techniques and flock health.
B- Research will be associated to identify the main marketing problems and the best methods to overcome these problems.
C- A long term selection program will be applied to improve reproductive and production characteristics of the Hamari sheep.
2. Serve as a conduit for research programs in the field of animal production and hygiene. The flock established at the station will be available for research in the fields of nutrition, reproduction and health.
There is joint work and interest with the Development Board of nomads to develop Al Dahan exports in Darfur in particular
Dr. Ahlaz Ahmed Nour participated in the first pilot workshop organized by the nomadic development council with the German University of Teffith, the United Nations Environment Program and the Sahel organization "the harmonization of the first training manual for the development of pastoralists in East Africa - Sudan" 19-21 November 2011 Khartoum
2-Surveillance of Animal Diseases With Special Reference To Their Impact On Livestock Export And Economics 2008
Dr. Samia Ahmed Babeker Freijon
Dr. Abu Bakr Ibrahim Hussein
Dr. Kamal Al-Din Hassan Ali Al-Tom
3-Influence of some Candidate genes on meat quality in Baggara cattle in Sudan 2010
Dr. Lotfy Mohamed Ahmed
Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Nour
Professor / Mohamed Khair Abdullah Faculty of Animal Production
Candidate gene approaches, which defined as a gene with biological effects on the physiology of a trait of interest (functional) or as a gene closely linked to a functional gene (positional), provides tools for identifying and mapping genes affecting quantitative exercises. Genetic polymorphisms at these candidate genes affecting economic impacts have stimulated substantial research interest, because of their imposition utilization as an aid to genetic selection and to demarcate evolutionary relationships in different livestock breeds. In beef cattle, various polymorphisms at some candidate genes have been identified.
Reasons for the exclusion and execution of sheep carcasses for export in the slaughterhouses within the jurisdiction of Khartoum 4 and its impact 2010
Dr.. Nasreen Omar Musa
Prof. Ahmed Abdel Rahim Jameel Department of Pathology
Dr. Salah Mohamed Al-Awad Department of Agricultural Economics
The aim of the project is to find out the most frequent causes of the total or partial execution of the sheep carcasses for export and to try to link the animal with the information and the environment of the animal, in addition to estimating the economic effects of the export sector and the national economy.
- Targeted slaughterhouse research was targeted, and general information was obtained from the Ministry of Animal Resources for several years to export slaughterhouses, in order to arrange the diseases of importance and thus determine the priority of control and treatment in the places of export
- The carcasses of the exterminator and the reasons for the total and partial exclusion of the carcasses have been determined by a slaughterhouse to carry out the monthly reports of the slaughterhouse and the laboratory in addition to the reports of past years
- The reasons for execution and exclusion were limited to the Kadro slaughterhouse (from January to May 2011 and information was also taken from previous years)
- Monitoring the data in the monthly reports is not enough to arrange and inventory diseases, as they lack the real numbers, especially in the partial executions, where he mentions a general summary of the reasons for the executions
- old annual reports with no information on executions and exclusion, only numbers of animals exported without reference to exclusion
Therefore, we directed a project questionnaire to detail the causes of the executions, especially the partial executions and work during the project. The data will be analyzed and the results monitored through the questionnaire, as well as random sampling and examination to confirm the results:
- To arrange diseases of economic importance
- To limit economic losses
- The epidemiological knowledge of some diseases