The Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST) is an International, Scholarly and peer- reviewed Journal published quarterly. It is an official publication of the Department of Animal Science, University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria. The Journal intends to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings in the area of livestock production and management. The Journal publishes original research works in basic and applied livestock production. The scope of the Journal includes animal nutrition, feeds and feedstuff, breeding and genetics, reproduction, micro livestock, animal biotechnology, pasture and range land management, animal products and handling, fisheries, livestock economics and extension and related fields. Findings from research works in farming systems and Crop/Livestock interaction within the context of sustainable livestock production are also considered for publication. Review articles should cover new developments in a field of livestock production.