Dr.James Muita Kinyua

Dr.James Muita Kinyua

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Studies

Department of Animal Science

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

EDUCATION
2019- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Animal Nutrition. Thesis Title “Performance of Lactating Alpine and Toggernburg Fed Sweet Potato Vines Fortified with Processed Soybean Meal”
2013- Master of Science (MSc) in Animal Nutrition, Egerton University. Thesis Title “Assessment of Sweet potato Cultivars as Protein and Energy Feed Supplement in Kenyan Highlands”
2004- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Animal Sciences, Egerton University
Dissertation Title “Effects of Culturing Raw milk using Informal Procedures on Quality, Consumer Preference and Gross Margin in Nakuru County, Kenya”
1989- Diploma (Dip) in Range Sciences, Egerton University

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. Kinyua J., Musalia L and Gachuiri C. 2019. Effects of Feeding Fortified Sweet Potato Vines with Roasted Soy Bean Meal at Different Time Regimes on Utilization of Nutrients by Dairy Goats (Accepted: International Journal of Life Sciences Research)
2. Kinyua J., Musalia L and Gachuiri C. 2019. Evaluation of Effectiveness of Various Soybean Meal Processing Techniques on Protection of Protein from Rumen Degradation (Accepted: International Journal of Life Sciences Research)
3. Muriithi G M, Mutuma E, Kinyua J M, Kaptalai A S and Kipronoh K A. 2017. Assessment of vulnerability levels and coping strategies of pastoral communities to climate variability and change: A case study of the West Pokot, Kenya. Livestock Research for Rural Development 29 (9).
4. Kinyua, J. 2016. Evaluation of Artificial Insemination Services Performance in a Smallholder Dairy Herd under Extensive Management: A Case Study of KALRO-Lanet Herd, Kenya. Weber Agricultural Research & Management (ISSN: 2449-1640), Vol. 2 (2), Article ID warm_191, 692-694.
5. Kinyua J. 2016. Effects of Culturing Raw milk using Informal Procedures on Quality, Consumer Preference and Gross Margin in Nakuru County, Kenya. Weber Agricultural Research & Management (ISSN 2449-1640), Vol. 2 (2), Article ID warm_192, 695-698.
6. Kinyua, J., Musalia, L., Migwi, P., Gachurii, C., Lukuyu, B., Agili, S., Muriithi, G. 2015. Determining availability of nutrients in sweetpotato grown in the Kenyan highlands using in SACCO degradability and in vitro digestability. CAB eBooks on agriculture and the applied life sciences from CAB International ISBN 9781780644202 pp. 586.
7. Kinyua, J., B.A. Lukuyu, S. Agili, C.K. Gachuiri, and J. Low. 2014. Evaluation of sweet potato varieties for the potential of dual-purpose in different agro-ecological zones of Kenya. In: B. Vanlauwe et al. (eds.), Challenges and Opportunities for Agricultural Intensification of the Humid Highland Systems of Sub-Saharan Africa, Doi 10.1007/978-3-319-07662-1_18, ©Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
8. Kinyua J. , Musalia L. Migwi P., Gachuiri C., Lukuyu B., Agili S. and Muriithi G. 2013. Effects of sweet potato cultivars and environmental factors variation on in sacco degradability and in-vitro digestibility in Kenyan highlands (a CABI book chapter) in publication.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2014-19 Performance of Lactating Kenya Alpine and Toggernburg Goats fed on Sweet potato vines fortified with Processed Soybean Meal
2010-2013 Assessment of Sweet Potato Cultivars as Protein and Energy Feed Supplements in the Kenyan Highlands

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Animal Nutrition

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