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Research Professor (Meat Science)
Co-Chair: South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
Co-Chair: NRF SARChI Chair in Meat Science-Genomics to Nutrinomics

Full Name:  Voster Muchenje Email:  vmuchenje@ufh.ac.za

Qualifications: PhD in Meat Science, PGDHET (UFH), MSc. Animal Science, BSc. Agriculture (Hons) (University of Zimbabwe).

  • Y2(Young Emerging) NRF Rated Researcher
  • Founding Member of the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS)
  • Current H-Index 16

  1. Recipient of the 2014 Vice Chancellor's Senior Researcher Award
  2. Recipient of the 2010 Vice Chancellor's Emerging Research Award
  3. Recipient of the 2012 South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) President's Award for  the exceptional contribution delivered to Animal Science and the Livestock Industry

Research Interests:
1.         Meat Science and Technology
2.         Use of genetics in characterisation of livestock breeds
3.         Nguni cattle
4.         Sheep and Goat production
5.         Animal welfare

Editorial Board Membership

a)      Food Research International (published by Elsevier)
b)      South African Journal of Animal Science (published by SASAS)

Research Grants and Postgraduate student support

1.    Adam Fleming Nguni Cattle Project (2005 - Present)

2.     National Research Foundation (NRF) THRIP Meat Science and Animal Welfare (2012 - 2014)

3.      National Research Foundation (NRF) Meat Science: Genomics to Nutrinomics SARCHi (co-chair and hosted at Stellenbosch, 2012 - 2016)

4.       National Research Foundation (NRF) Woman and Young Researchers Support (2011-2012)

5.       National Research Foundation (NRF) Y-Rated (Young Emerging) Researchers' incentive (2010 -2014)

6.       Meat Industry Trust Supervisor-linked scholarships (2010 -2012)

7.       Govan Mbeki Research and Development Centre (GMRDC) research and scholarship funds (2008-current)

8.       National Research Foundation (NRF) Supervisor-linked scholarships (2010- current)

 

Teaching Responsibilities:

In addition to his administrative duties in the department, he supervises several PhD, MSc and Honours students. He also teaches several honours and undergraduate courses in Meat Science, Beef and Wildlife Management, Smallstock Science, Animal breeding, Dairy Science and Technology, Introduction to Animal Science and Research projects.  

Community Engagement:                  

Offers farmer training services.

Offers advisory services to the Nguni Cattle Project.

Collaboration:

He has developed active collaborations with the following organizations:

1.      Kellogg Foundation

2.      Agricultural Research Council

3.      National and Eastern Cape Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development

4.      University of Free State

Registered Patents (Novelty from research)

Fayemi, P.O. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Pain Biomarker Quantitationon in Dohne Merino sheep - (SA Patent: PA156691/P


Selected Published Papers in refereed Journals

2014

  1. Falowo, A.B., Fayemi, P.O and Muchenje, V. 2014. Natural antioxidants against lipid-protein oxidative deterioration in meat and meat products: A review. Food Research International 64: 171-181 (Impact factor 3.05).
  2. Nkukwana, T.T., Muchenje, V., Masika, P.J., Hoffman, L.C., Dzama, K. and Descalzo, A. M. 2014. Fatty acid composition and oxidative stability of breast meat from broiler chickens supplemented with Moringa oleifera leaf meal over a period of refrigeration. Food Chemistry 142: 255-261 (Impact factor 3.655).
  3. Nantapo, C.W.T., Muchenje, V., and Hugo, A. 2014. Atherogenicity index and health-related fatty acids in different stages of lactation from Friesian, Jersey and Friesian × Jersey cross cow milk under a pasture-based dairy system. Food Chemistry 146:127-133 (Impact factor 3.655).
  4. Nkukwana, T.T., Muchenje, V., Pieterse, E., Masika, P.J., Mabusela, T.P., Hoffman, L.C. and Dzama, K. 2014. Effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on growth performance, apparent digestibility, digestive organ size and carcass yield in broiler chickens. Livestock Science 161: 139-146.
  5. Mapholi, N.O, Marufu, M.C., Maiwashe, A., Banga, C. B., Muchenje, V., MacNeil, M.D., Chimonyo, M. and Dzama, K. 2014. Towards a genomics approach to tick (Acari: I 1 xodidae) control in cattle: a review. Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases 5(5), 475-483 (Impact factor 2.353).
  6. Katiyatiya, C. L. F., Muchenje, V. and Mushunje A. 2014. Seasonal variation in coat characteristics, tick loads, cortisol levels, some physiological parameters and temperature humidity index on Nguni cows raised in low- and high-input farms. International Journal of Biometeorology (Accepted; Impact factor 2.104).
  7. Moyo, B., Masika, P.J. and Muchenje, V. 2014. The effect of supplementation of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves on physico-chemical characteristics and sensory properties of goat meat. South African Journal of Animal Science 44(1), 64-70 (Impact factor 0.538).
  8. Mvinjelwa, S.A., Mapekula, M., Maphosa, V. and Muchenje, V. 2014. Body and fleece weights of woollen sheep in veld communal rangelands of the Eastern Cape Province. Tropical Animal Health and Production 46:913-918
  9. Nkukwana, T.T., Muchenje, V., Masika, P.J., Hoffman, L.C. and Dzama, K. 2014. The effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal supplementation on tibia strength, morphology and inorganic content of broiler chickens. South African Journal of Animal Science 44(2), (Accepted) (Impact factor 0.538).
  10. Mpakama, T., Chulayo, A.Y. and Muchenje, V. 2014. Bruising in slaughter cattle and its relationship with creatine kinase levels and beef quality as affected by animal related factors. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science 27:717-725.
  11. Katiyatiya, C.L.F., Muchenje, V. and Mushunje, A.B. 2014. Farmers Perceptions and Knowledge on Cattle Adaptation to Heat Stress and Tick Resistance in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science (Accepted).
  12. Rani, Z. T., Nantapo, C. W. T., Hugo, A. and Muchenje, V. 2014. Differences in health-related fatty acids, intramuscular fat and the physicochemical quality of mutton as affected by season, place of purchase and meat portion. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science (Accepted).
  13. Fayemi, P.O and Muchenje, V. 2014. Farmers' preference for mutton and lamb from natural velds in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment 12(2):15-19.
  14. Idamokoro, M. E., Muchenje, V., Masika, P. J., Falta, D. And Green E. 2014. In-vitro antibacterial sensitivity of Usnea barbata lichen extracted with methanol and ethyl-acetate against selected Staphylococcus species from milk of cows with mastitis. Archiv Tierzucht / Archives Animal Breeding (Accepted).

2013

1.      Gajana, C.S., Nkukwana, T.T., Marume U. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Effects of transportation time, distance, stocking density, temperature and lairage time on incidences of pale soft exudative (PSE) and the physico-chemical characteristics of pork. Meat Science 95: 520-525 (Impact Factor 2.275).

2.      Qwele, K., Hugo, A., Oyedemi, S.O., Moyo, B., Masika, P.J. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Chemical composition, fatty acid content and antioxidant potential of meat from goats supplemented with Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves, sunflower cake and grass hay. Meat Science 93: 455-462 (Impact Factor 2.275).

 3.      Mavule, B.S., Muchenje, V., Bezuidenhout, C.C. and Kunene, N.W. 2013. Morphological structure of Zulu sheep based on principal component analysis of body measurements. Small Ruminant Research 111: 23-30 (Impact factor 1.295).

4.      Tada, O., Muchenje, V. and Dzama, K. 2013. Reproductive efficiency and herd demography of Nguni cattle in village-owned and group-owned enterprises under low-input communal production systems. Tropical Animal Health and Production 45: 1313-1319 (Impact factor 1.115).

5.      Fayemi, P.O. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Biomarkers coding for ovPAG-1 mRNA expression and pregnancy status in Dohne Merino ewes at an abattoir. Tropical Animal Health and Production: 45: 1597-1602 (Impact factor 1.115).

6.      Tada, O. Muchenje, V. Madzimure, J. and Dzama, K. 2013. Determination of economic weights for breeding traits in indigenous Nguni cattle under in-situ conservation. Livestock Science 155: 8-16.

 7.      Vimiso, P. and Muchenje, V. 2013. A survey on the effect of transport method on bruises, pH and colour of meat from cattle slaughtered at a South African commercial abattoir. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(1), 105-111: (Impact factor 0.538).

8.      Tada, O., Muchenje, V. and Dzama, K. 2013. Effective population size and inbreeding rate of indigenous Nguni cattle under in-situ conservation in a low-input communal production system. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(2): 137-142 (Impact factor 0.538).

 9.      Chulayo, A. Y. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Effect of pre-slaughter conditions on physico-chemical characteristics of mutton from three sheep breeds slaughtered at a smallholder rural abattoir. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(5): S64-S68 (Impact factor 0.538).

10.  Njisane, Y.Z. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Quantifying avoidance-related behaviour and bleeding times of sheep slaughtered at a municipal and a commercial abattoir. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(5): S38-S42 (Impact factor 0.538).

 11.  Wapi, C., Nkukwana, T.T., Hoffman, L.C., Dzama, K., Pieterse, E., Mabusela, T., and Muchenje, V. 2013. Physico-chemical shelf-life indicators of meat from broilers given Moringa oleifera leaf meal as an additive. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(5): S43-S47 (Impact factor 0.538).

 12.  Nantapo C.T.W. and Muchenje V. 2013. Winter and spring variation in daily milk yield and mineral composition of Jersey, Friesian cows and their crosses under a pasture-based dairy system. South African Journal of Animal Science 43(5): S17-S21 (Impact factor 0.538).

13.  Chulayo, A.Y. and Muchenje, V. 2013. The effects of pre-slaughter stress and season on the activity of plasma creatine kinase and mutton quality from different sheep breeds slaughtered at a smallholder abattoir
Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science: 26(12) : 1762- 1772.  

14.  Njisane, Y.Z. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Influence of Municipal Abattoir Conditions and Animal-related Factors on Avoidance-related Behaviour, Bleeding Times at Slaughter and the Quality of Lamb Meat. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences: 26(10): 1496-1503

15Ngambu, S., Muchenje, V. and Marume, U. 2013. Effect of Acacia karroo supplementation on growth, ultimate pH, colour and cooking losses of meat from indigenous Xhosa lop-eared goats. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences: 26(1): 128-133.

16.  Qwele, K., Muchenje, V., Oyedemi, S.O., Moyo, B. and Masika, P.J. 2013.Effect of dietary mixtures of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaves, broiler finisher and crushed maize on anti-oxidative potential and physico-chemical characteristics of breast meat from broilers. African Journal of Biotechnology: 12(3), 290-298. (Impact Factor 0.565).

 17.  Fayemi, P. O.  and Muchenje, V. 2013.  Maternal slaughter at abattoirs: history, causes, cases and the meat industry. SpringerPlus, 2:125 doi:10.1186/2193-1801-2-125.

18.  Tada, O., Muchenje, V. and Dzama, K. 2013. Preferential traits for breeding Nguni cattle in low-input in-situ conservation production systems. SpringerPlus, 2.

19.  Fayemi, P.O. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Farmers' perception on ante-mortem welfare of sheep and slaughter indicators in Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Scientific Research and Essays 8: 1334-1342.

20.  Gajana, C.S., Nkukwana, T.T., Marume, U and Muchenje, V. 2013. Technological quality attributes of pork from a small-holder abattoir as affected by breed, age and season of slaughter. Scientific Research and Essays: 8: 1368-1373.

21.  Rani, Z.T., Hugo, A. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Perceptions of rural consumers on the quality of mutton in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Scientific Research and Essays: 8: 921 - 931.

22.  Mavule, B.S., Muchenje, V. and Kunene, N.W. 2013. Characterization of Zulu sheep production system: Implications for conservation and improvement. Scientific Research and Essays: 8: 921 - 931.

23.  Moyo, B., Masika, P.J. and Muchenje, V. 2013. Effects of supplementing cross-bred Xhosa lop eared goats with Moringa oleifera Lam. on helminth load and corresponding body condition score, packed cell volume. African Journal of Agricultural Research: 8(43): 5327-5335.

2012

1.      Chulayo, A.Y, Tada, O. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Research on pre-slaughter stress and meat quality: A review of challenges faced under practical conditions. Applied Animal Husbandry and Rural Development 5: 1-6.

2.      Xazela, N.M., Chimonyo, M., Muchenje V. and Marume. U. 2012. Effect of sunflower cake supplementation on meat quality of indigenous goat genotypes of South Africa. Meat Science 90: 204-208 (Impact Factor 2.275).

3.      Moyo, B., Oyedemi, S., Masika, P.J. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Polyphenolic content and antioxidant properties of Moringa oleifera leaf extracts and enzymatic activity of liver from goats supplemented with Moringa oleifera leaves/sunflower seed cake. Meat Science 91: 441-447 (Impact Factor 2.275).

4.      Mapiliyao, L., Pepe, D., Marume, U. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Flock dynamics, body condition and weight variation in sheep in two ecologically different resource-poor communal farming systems. Small Ruminant Research 104: 45- 54 (Impact factor 1.295).

5.      Moyo, B., Masika, P.J. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Effect of supplementing crossbred Xhosa lop-eared goat castrates with Moringa oleifera leaves on growth performance, carcass and non-carcass characteristics. Tropical Animal Health and Production: 44(4): 801-809 (Impact factor 1.115).

6.      Dodzi, M. S. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Seasonal variation in time budgets and milk yield for Jersey, Friesland and crossbred cows raised in a pasture-based system. Tropical Animal Health and Production 44 (7): 1395-1401 (Impact factor 1.115).

7.      Marume, U., Hugo, A., Chimonyo, M., Muchenje V. and Dzama K. 2012. Effect of dietary supplementation with Acacia karroo leaves on fatty acid profiles and consumer sensory attributes of Xhosa lop-eared goats under artificial haemonchosis. Animal Production Science 52 (12): 1099-1106 (Impact factor 0.986).

8.      Mavule, B.S., Muchenje, V., Bezuidenhout, C.C. and Kunene, N.W. 2013. Morphological structure of Zulu sheep based on principal component analysis of body measurements. (Accepted) Small Ruminant Research 111: 23-30 (Impact factor 1.295).

9.        Njisane,Y.Z., Muchenje, V. and Gajana, C.S. 2012. Effect of consumer   background on sensory scores of microwaved Angus loins. African Journal of Biotechnology: 11(6), 1443-1448 (Impact Factor 0.565).

10.      Fayemi, P.O. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Meat in African context: from history to science. African Journal of Biotechnology: 11(6), 1298-1306. (Impact Factor 0.565).

 11.  Moyo, B., Masika, P. J. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Antimicrobial activities of Moringa oleifera Lam leaf extracts. African Journal of Biotechnology: 11(11), 2797-2802 (Impact Factor 0.565).

 12.  Vimiso, P., Muchenje, V., Marume, U. and Chiruka, R. 2012. Preliminary study on consumers' and meat traders' perceptions of beef quality and how the beef quality is affected by animal welfare practices. Scientific Research and Essays: 7(22): 2037-2048 (Impact Factor 0.565).

 

13.  Tada, O., Muchenje, V. and K Dzama. 2012. Monetary Value, Current Roles, Marketing Options, and Farmer Concerns of Communal Nguni Cattle in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. African Journal of Business Management. (Impact Factor 1.200).

14.  Ngambu, S., Muchenje, V. and Marume, U. 2012. The effect of Acacia Karroo supplementation and thermal preparation on meat sensory characteristics of the indigenous Xhosa lop-eared genotype. African Journal of Biotechnology: 11(65), 12878-12884 (Impact Factor 0.565).

15.  Mapiliyao, L., Pepe, D., Chiruka, R., Marume, U. and Muchenje, V. 2012. Production practices and constraints to sheep productivity in two ecologically different and resource-poor communal farming systems of South Africa. Scientific Essays and Research: 7(37), 3209-3217 (Impact Factor 0.565).

2011

1.   Dodzi, M.S. and Muchenje, V. 2011. Avoidance-related behavioural variables and their relationship to milk yield in pasture-based dairy cows. Applied Animal Behaviour Science: 133: 11-17(Impact factor1.555).

2.   Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, M., Marufu, M. C. and Muchenje, V. 2011. Stress reactivity and its relationship to beef quality in Nguni steers supplemented with Acacia karroo leaves. Animal: 5 1361 - 1369 (Impact factor 1.461).

3.  Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, M., Dzama, K., Hugo, A., Strydom, P. E and V. Muchenje. 2011. Fatty acid composition of beef from Nguni steers supplemented with Acacia karroo leaf-meal. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis: 24: 523-528 (Impact Factor 2.423).

4.  Rani Z.T., Chimonyo, M., Hugo, A., Marume, U. and Muchenje, V. 2011. Effect of parity on the proximate composition and fatty acid profile of milk from Nguni cattle grazing on natural pastures. African Journal of Biotechnology 10(43): 8647-8653 (Impact Factor 0.565).

5. Ngambu, S., Muchenje, V., Chimonyo, M. and Marume, U. 2011. Correlations among sensory characteristics and relationships between aroma scores, flavour scores, off-flavour scores and off-flavour descriptors of chevon from four goat genotypes. African Journal of Biotechnology: 10 (34): 6575-6580 (Impact Factor 0.565).

6.  Moyo, B., Masika, P.J., Hugo, A. and Muchenje, V. 2011. Nutritional characterization of Moringa oleifera Lam. Leaves. African Journal of Biotechnology 10(60), 12925-12933 (Impact Factor 0.565).

7. Gajana, C.S., Nkukwana, T.T., Chimonyo, M. and Muchenje, V. 2011.  Effect of altering the starter and finisher dietary phases on growth performance of broilers. Accepted African Journal of Biotechnology: 10(64): 14203-14208 (Impact Factor 0.565).

8. Chulayo, A.Y., Muchenje, V., Mwale, M. and Masika, P. J. 2011. Effects of some medicinal plants on consumer sensory characteristics of village chicken meat. African Journal of biotechnology: 10 (5): 815-820 (Impact Factor 0.565).

9.   Ndou, S. P., Muchenje, V. and Chimonyo, M. 2011. Assessment and implications of animal welfare in beef production systems in developing countries. African Journal of Biotechnology: 10 (7): 1049-1064 (Impact Factor 0.565).
10. Xazela, N.M., Chimonyo, M., Muchenje V. and Marume. U. 2011. Consumer sensory evaluation of meat from South African goat genotypes. African Journal of Biotechnology: 10 (21), 4436-4443 (Impact Factor 0.565).

11.  Xazela, N.M., Muchenje, V. and Marume, U. 2011. Effects of different cooking methods on the consumer acceptability of chevon. African Journal of Biotechnology: 10(59), 12701-12705. (Impact Factor 0.565).

12.  Fayemi, P. O., Onwuka, C. F. I., Isah, O. A., Jegede, A. V., Arigbede, O. M. and Muchenje, V. 2011.  Effects of mimosine and tannin toxicity on rabbits fed processed Leucaena leucocephala (Lam) De Wit. Leaves.   African Journal of Agricultural Research: 6(17), 4081-4085. (Impact Factor 0.565).

2010

1.  Muchenje, V., Chimonyo, M., Dzama, K., Strydom, P. E., Ndlovu, T. and Raats, J. G. 2010. Relationship between off-flavour descriptors and flavour scores in beef from cattle raised on natural pasture. Journal of Muscle Foods 21: 424-432 (Impact factor 0.469).

2.  Ndou, S. P., Muchenje, V. and Chimonyo, M. 2010.  Behavioural responses of four  goat genotypes to successive handling at the farm. African Journal of Biotechnology 9(47): 8118-8124 (Impact Factor 0.565).

3.   Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, C., Dzama, K., P. E. Strydom and Muchenje, V. 2010. Meat quality of Nguni steers supplemented with Acacia karroo leaf-meal. Meat Science 84: 621-627 (Impact Factor 1.954).

4.   Dyubele, N. L., Muchenje, V., Nkukwana, T. T., and Chimonyo, M. 2010. Consumer sensory acceptability of broiler and indigenous chicken meat: A South African Example. Food Quality and Preference 21: 815-819 (Impact Factor 1.941, cited more than 2 times in Google Scholar).

2009

1.  Muchenje, V., Dzama, K., Chimonyo, M., Strydom, P. E., Hugo, A. and Raats, J. G. 2009. Some biochemical aspects pertaining to beef eating quality and consumer health: a review. Food Chemistry: 112: 279-289 (Impact factor 3.146, cited more than 16 times in Google Scholar).

2.  Muchenje, V., Hugo A., Dzama K., Chimonyo M., Raats J. G., and Strydom P. E. 2009. Cholesterol levels and fatty acid profiles of beef from three cattle breeds raised on natural pasture. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis 22 (4): 354-358 (Impact factor 2.423, cited more than twice in Google Scholar).

3. Muchenje, V., Dzama, K., Chimonyo, M., Strydom, P. E. and Raats, J. G. 2009. Relationship between stress responsiveness and meat quality in three cattle breeds. Meat Science: 81: 653 - 657 (Impact factor 1.954, cited more than 5 times in Google Scholar, rated as Number 2 of the Top 25 hottest articles in the journal, Meat Science, for the period January-March 2009).

4. Ndlovu T., Chimonyo M., Okoh A.I., Muchenje V., Dzama K., Dube S., Raats J.G. 2009. A comparison of nutritionally-related blood metabolites among Nguni, Bonsmara and Angus steers raised on sweetveld. The Veterinary Journal: 179: 273 - 281 (Impact factor 2.323, cited more than 8 times in Google Scholar).

5. Maphosa, V., Sikosana, J.L.N. and Muchenje, V. 2009. Effect of doe milking and supplementation using Dichrostachys cinerea pods on kid and doe performance in grazing goats during the dry season. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41: 535 - 541. (Impact factor 0.95, cited more than twice in Google Scholar).

6. Khetani, T. L., Nkukwana, T. T., Chimonyo, M. and Muchenje, V. 2009. Effect of quantitative feed restriction on broiler performance. Tropical Animal Health and Production: 41: 379 - 384 (Impact factor 0.95, cited more than twice in Google Scholar.).

7. Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, M., Dzama, K., Marufu M. C., Strydom, P. E. and Muchenje, V. 2009. Nutritional status, growth performance and carcass characteristics of Nguni steers supplemented with Acacia karroo leaf-meal. Livestock Science, 126, 206-214. (Impact Factor 1.410; cited more than twice in Google Scholar.).

8. Ndlovu T., Chimonyo, M., and Muchenje, V. 2009. Monthly changes in body condition scores and internal parasite prevalence in Nguni, Bonsmara and Angus steers raised on sweetveld. Tropical Animal Health and Production 41: 1169-1177. (Impact factor 0.95, cited more than twice in Google Scholar).

2008

1. Muchenje, V., Dzama, K., Chimonyo, M., Raats, J. G., Strydom. P. E. 2008. Meat quality of Nguni, Bonsmara and Angus steers raised on natural pasture in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Meat Science: 79: 20-28 (Impact factor 1.954, cited more than 15 times in Google Scholar).

2. Muchenje, V., Dzama, K., Chimonyo, M., Raats, J. G. and Strydom, P. E. 2008. Tick susceptibility and its effects on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Nguni, Bonsmara and Angus steers raised on natural pasture. Animal 2: 298 - 304 (former Animal Science, Impact Factor 1.461, cited more than 17 times in Google Scholar).

3. Muchenje, V., Dzama, K., Chimonyo, M., Strydom, P. E., Hugo, A. and  Raats, J. G. 2008. Sensory evaluation and its relationship with physical meat characteristics of beef from Nguni and Bonsmara steers raised on natural pasture. Animal 2: 1700-1706 (formerly Animal Science, Impact Factor 1.461, cited more than 6 times in Google Scholar). 

4. Jama, N., Muchenje, V., Chimonyo, M., Strydom, P. E., Dzama, K. and Raats, J. G. 2008. Cooking loss components of beef from Nguni, Bonsmara, and Angus steers raised in a low input cattle production system on natural pasture. African Journal of Agricultural Research: 3: 416 - 420 (cited more than 3 times in Google Scholar).

5. Ndlovu, T., Chimonyo, M., Okoh, A. I., and Muchenje, V. 2008. Effect of breed on stress hormones at slaughter in Angus, Nguni and Bonsmara steers. African Journal of Agricultural Research 3: 96-100 (Cited more than 3 times in Google Scholar).

6. Musemwa, L., Mushunje, A., Chimonyo, M., Fraser, G., Mapiye, C. and Muchenje, V. 2008. Nguni cattle marketing constraints and opportunities in the communal areas of South Africa: Review. African Journal of Agricultural Research 3: 239-245 (Cited more than 7 times in in Google Scholar).

7. Chinogaramombe, G.N.C., Muchenje, V., Mapiye, C., Ndlovu, T., Chimonyo, M. and Musemwa L. 2008. Challenges for improving smallholder dairy production in the semi arid areas of Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development: 20(3): http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd20/4/chin20054.htm.

2007

1. Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, M., Muchenje, V., Dzama. K., Marufu, M. C., and Raats, J.G. 2007. Potential for value-addition of Nguni cattle products in the communal areas of South Africa: A review. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2(10):488-495 (Cited more than 7 times in in Google Scholar).

2.  Ndlovu T., Chimonyo M., Okoh A.I., Muchenje V., Dzama K., and Raats J.G. 2007. Assessing the nutritional status of beef cattle: Current practices and future prospects. African Journal of Biotechnology 6 (24): 2727-2734 (Impact Factor 0.565, Cited more than 3 in in Google Scholar).

3. Muchenje, V., Chimedza-Graham, R., Sikhosana, J. L. N., Assan, N.,Dzama, K., and Chimonyo, M. 2007. Milk yield and quality of Jersey × Nguni and Jersey × Tuli F1 and F2 crossbreeds reared under smallholder farming conditions. South African Animal Science (SA ANIM SCI Popular paper) 8 (1): 7-10 (Cited more than 3 times in in Google Scholar).

4.      Mashoko, E., Muchenje, V., Ndlovu, T., Mapiye, C., Chimonyo, M and Musemwa, L. 2007. Beef cattle production in the peri-urban areas of Bulawayo city, Zimbabwe. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 9, 121-132.

5.   Ndebele, J. J., Muchenje, V., Mapiye, C, Chimonyo, M, Musemwa, L and Ndlovu, T. 2007.Cattle Breeding Aspects in the Gwayi Smallholder Farming Area of South-Western Zimbabwe. Livestock Research for Rural Development 19 (12): http://www.cipav.org.co/lrrd/lrrd19/12/ndeb19183.htm . (Cited more than five times in less than 2 years)

Up to 2001

1.      Muchenje, V. and Dube, Z. 2001. Review of current concepts on sex determination in animals. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa (JASSA) 7 (1): 53-60 (Cited more than twice).

2.      Dube, Z; Ndlovu, L.R. and Muchenje, V. 2000. The Potential of single-hitched donkeys (Equuas asinus) in cultivation tasks in Zimbabwe. Journal of Applied Science in Southern Africa (JASSA) 6 (1): 45 - 54 (Cited more than twice).

3.      Maasdorp, B. V., Muchenje, V. and Titterton, M. 1999. Palatability and effect on dairy cow milk yield of dried fodder from the forage trees Acacia boliviana, Calliandra calothyrsus and Leucaena leucocephala. Animal Feed Science and Technology 77: 49-59 (impact factor 1.458, cited more than 30 times in less than 10 years).

4.       Muchenje, V., Mhlanga, F. N. and Makuza, S. M. 1998. Adjusting lactation  milk yield of Zimbabwean Holstein dairy cows for the joint effects of age at calving and month of calving. Journal of Applied Science for Southern Africa 4 (1): 35-42 (Cited more than 10 times in 10 years).

5.      Muchenje, V., Mhlanga, F. N., Makuza, S. M. and Banga, C. 1997.    Effects of some environmental factors on lactation milk yield. Journal of Zimbabwe Society of Animal Production 8: 115-121 (Cited more than five times in 12 years).

Industry Commissioned Review

1.      Muchenje, V. and Ndou, S.P. 2011. How pig pre-slaughter welfare affects pork quality and the pig industry. Commissioned review status requested and submitted to the South African Pig Producers Association (SAPPO).

 

 

 


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