Dr. John Cassius Moreki

Dr. John Cassius Moreki

Deputy Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Botswana


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Animal Science from University of the Free State, South Africa

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
100%
Veterinary Medicine
62%
Poultry Sciences
90%
Animal Feeding
75%
Animal Breeding
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Radikara, M.V., J.C. Moreki, P.M. Kgwatalala, M.H.D. Mareko and J.B. Machete, 2016. Meat quality and sensory attributes of Orpington and indigenous Tswana chickens reared under intensive system from day old to 18 weeks of age. J. Anim. Sci. Vet. Med., 1: 60-66.
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  2. Radikara, M.V., J.C. Moreki, M.H.D. Mareko and P.M. Kgwatalala, 2016. Effect of feeding commercial broiler diets on growth performance of Tswana and Orpington chickens reared upto 18 weeks of age under intensive system. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 15: 407-413.
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  3. Moreki, J.C., T. Petere and K. Tlotleng, 2016. A survey study on the practice of entomophagy in Sekoma, Botswana. Int. J. Pure Applied Biosci., 4: 46-52.
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  4. Moreki, J.C., K. Nelson and W. Boitumelo, 2016. Assessment of management practices of Tswana chickens at North East district of Botswana. J. Anim. Sci. Vet. Med., 1: 29-38.
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  5. Moreki, J.C., G.K. Majuta and J.B. Machete, 2016. External and internal characteristics of ostrich eggs from Dibete Ostrich farm. Int. J. Adv. Res., 4: 1397-1404.
  6. Moreki, J.C. and S. Obatre, 2016. Consumption of insects as food in three villages of West district, Botswana. Int. J. Applied Pure Sci. Agric., 2: 241-249.
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  7. Montsho, T.T., J.C. Moreki, C.M. Tsopito and S.J. Nsoso, 2016. Effect of weaning age on growth performance of crossbred pigs reared up to 70 kg body weight under intensive system. J. Anim. Sci. Vet. Med., 1: 87-94.
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  8. Moreki, J.C., B. Kgakole and F. Manyeula, 2015. Botswana ostrich industry and its commercial development. Online Int. Interdisciplin. Res. J., 5: 1-10.
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  9. Masole, C., G.K. Mphothwe and J.C. Moreki, 2015. Value chain analysis of Botswana poultry industry: The case of Gaborone, Kgatleng, Kweneng and South East districts. J. World's Poult. Res., 5: 63-71.
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  10. Tsopito, C.M., M. Gubungano and J.C. Moreki, 2014. Cattle licked soil mineral analyses at Tswantsha cattle post area in the Boteti sub-district of the Central district, Botswana. Online Int. Interdisciplin. Res. J., 4: 84-97.
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  11. Tsopito, C.M., G.E. Mmereki, E.Z. Mushi and J.C. Moreki, 2014. Effect of biopro liquid supplement on layer performance and egg quality. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 4: 891-896.
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  12. Moreki, J.C., T.C. Bosaakane and G.K. Mphothwe, 2014. Assessment of influence of climate change on smallholder livestock production in Mogonono extension area of Kweneng district, Botswana. J. Res. Anim. Sci., 2: 94-104.
  13. Moreki, J.C., L. Perfect, J.B. Machete, T. Montsho, B. Ganelang and N. Sello, 2014. Influence of weaning age on the organoleptic properties of pork. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 4: 67-73.
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  14. Moreki, J.C., G.M. Mmopelwa and G.P. Nthoiwa, 2014. Hatchability traits of normal feathered and naked neck Tswana chickens reared under intensive system. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci., 3: 395-401.
  15. Moreki, J.C., G. Tidimalo and G.K. Mphothwe, 2014. Assessment of biosecurity practices in broiler operations in South East and Kgatleng districts, Botswana. Indian J. Applied Res., 4: 19-22.
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  16. Moreki, J.C., 2014. A study of entomophagy in mogonono in Kweneng District, Botswana. Online Int. Interdisciplinary Res. J., 6: 70-79.
  17. Moreki, J.C. and K. Kopano, 2014. Evaluation of performance of the poverty alleviation component of Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID) in three villages of Letlhakeng Sub-District, Kweneng District, Botswana. Online Int. Interdisciplinary Res. J., 6: 167-179.
  18. Moreki, J.C. and K. Gabanakgosi, 2014. Potential use of Moringa olifera in poultry diets. Global J. Anim. Scient. Res., 2: 109-115.
  19. Ganelang, B., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and C.M. Tsopito, 2014. Effect of weaning age and sex on meat quality traits of pigs raised under intensive system and slaughtered at 70 kg body weight. Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci., 2: 359-364.
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  20. Ganelang, B., J.C. Moreki, C.M. Tsopito and S.J. Nsoso, 2014. Effect of weaning age and sex on bone development of pigs raised under intensive system and slaughtered at 70 kg body weight. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 4: 113-120.
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  21. Gabanakgosi, K., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and C.M. Tsopito, 2014. Influence of stocking density on growth performance of family chicks reared up to 18 weeks of age in under an intensive system. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci., 3: 291-302.
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  22. Baitshotlhi, J.C., J.C. Moreki, C.M. Tsopito and S.J. Nsoso, 2014. Influence of stocking density on bone development in family chickens reared up to 18 weeks of age under intensive system. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 13: 652-656.
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  23. oreki, J.C., B. Molatedi and M. Bannyaditse, 2013. Conformity assessment of cattle and chicken feeds with regard to labelling requirements in botswana. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 3: 370-376.
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  24. Tjetjoo, S.U., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and O.R. Madibela, 2013. Growth performance of Guinea fowl fed diets containing yellow maize, millet and white sorghum as energy sources and raised under intensive system. Pak. J. Nutr., 12: 306-312.
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  25. Tiroesele, B., B.R. Seletlo and J.C. Moreki, 2013. Proximate and mineral analyses of the Hawk moth larvae (Agrius convolvuli L.) harvested in Mogonono, Kweneng District, Botswana. Int. J. Innov. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol., 2: 4926-4931.
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  26. Moreki, J.C., T.O. Woods and P.G. Nthoiwa, 2013. Estimation of the concentration of heavy metals in forages harvested around Dibete area, Botswana. Int. J. Innov. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol., 2: 4060-4071.
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  27. Moreki, J.C., 2013. Documentation of ethnoveterinary practices used in family poultry in Botswana. Vet. World, 6: 18-21.
  28. Moreki, J.C., 2013. Calcium Requirements of Broiler Breeders. Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-659-44676-4.
  29. Moreki, J.C. and T. Keaikitse, 2013. Poultry waste management practices in selected poultry operations around Gaborone, Botswana. Int. J. Curr. Microbiol. Applied Sci., 2: 240-248.
  30. Moreki, J.C. and N. Mack, 2013. Effect of storage time and egg position on hatchability of guinea fowl eggs. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 3: 256-260.
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  31. Moreki, J.C. and M.V. Radikara, 2013. Challenges to commercialization of guinea fowl in Africa. Int. J. Sci. Res., 2: 436-440.
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  32. Moreki, J.C. and K.M. Mothei, 2013. Effect of egg size on hatchability of guinea fowl keets. Int. J. Innov. Res. Sci. Eng. Technol., 2: 5480-5483.
  33. Moreki, J.C. and J.M. Ntesang, 2013. Factors leading to replacement of bolus in cattle with electronic ear tag system in three extension areas of North East District, Botswana. J. Agric. Technol., 9: 801-815.
  34. Moreki, J.C. and C.M. Tsopito, 2013. Effect of climate change on dairy production in Botswana and its suitable mitigation strategies. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 3: 216-221.
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  35. Manyeula, F., C. Tsopito, J. Kamau, K.K. Mogotsi, S.J. Nsoso and J.C. Moreki, 2013. Effect of Imbrasia belina (westwood), Tylosema esculentum (Burchell) Schreiber and Vigna subterranea (L) Verde as protein sources on growth and laying performance of Tswana hens raised under intensive production system. Sci. J. Anim. Sci., 2: 1-8.
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  36. Gabanakgosi, K., J.C. Moreki, C.M. Tsopito and S.J. Nsoso, 2013. Impact of family chickens on the livelihoods of people living with HIV and AIDS in four villages of botswana. J. World's Poult. Res., 3: 43-53.
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  37. Chiripasi, S.C., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and M. Letso, 2013. Effect of feeding yellow maize, white sorghum and pearl millet as energy sources on mineral intake, retention and utilisation by Guinea fowl under intensive management system. ARPN J. Sci. Technol., 3: 124-139.
  38. Chiripasi, S.C., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and M. Letso, 2013. Effect of feeding Mopane worm meal on mineral intake, retention and utilization in Guinea Fowl under intensive system. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 12: 19-28.
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  39. Thutwa, K., S.J. Nsoso, P.M. Kgwatalala and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Comparative live weight, growth performance, feed intake, carcass traits and meat quality in two strains of Tswana chickens raised under intensive system in South East district of Botswana. Int. J. Applied Poult. Res., 1: 21-26.
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  40. Tebesi, T., O.R. Madibela and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Effect of storage time on internal and external characteristics of guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) eggs. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 2: 534-542.
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  41. Sebolai, T.M., A.A. Aganga, M. Nsinamwa and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Effects of different silage preservatives on silage quality of Pennesitum purpureum harvested at different harvesting periods. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 2: 139-144.
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  42. Nwagwu, C., P.N. Ede, I.C. Okoli, O.K. Chukwuka, G.C. Okoli and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Effect of environmental factors and structural dimensions on aerial pollutant gas concentrations in tropical poultry pen in Nigeria. Int. J. Applied Poult. Res., 1: 15-20.
  43. Nobo, G., J.C. Moreki and S.J. Nsoso, 2012. Growth and carcass characteristics of helmeted guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) fed varying levels of phane meal (Imbrasia belina) as replacement of fishmeal under intensive system. Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci., 6: 296-306.
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  44. Nobo, G., J.C. Moreki and S.J. Nsoso, 2012. Feed intake, body weight, average daily gain, feed conversion ratio and carcass characteristics of helmeted guinea fowl fed varying levels of Phane meal (Imbrasia belina) as replacement of fishmeal under intensive system. Int. J. Poult. Sci., 11: 378-384.
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  45. Ndubo, S.N. and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Evaluation of Livestock Identification and Trace-Back System (LITS) in three villages of kweneng district, botswana. Afr. J. Livestock Extension, 10: 48-55.
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  46. Moreki, J.C., P.G. Seabo, K.T. Podi and J.B. Machete, 2012. Chemical analysis and sensory evaluation of guinea fowl meat fed diets containing three cereal grains as energy sources up to 12 weeks of age. Int. J. Sci. Adv. Technol., 2: 59-66.
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  47. Moreki, J.C., N.S. Ndubo, T. Ditshupo and J.B. Ntesang, 2012. Cattle identification and traceability in botswana. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 2: 925-933.
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  48. Moreki, J.C., N.M. Kebonye and B. Tiroesele, 2012. Commercial ostrich farming in Botswana: A case study of dibete ostrich multiplication unit. J. Life Sci. Biomed., 2: 192-195.
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  49. Moreki, J.C., K. Tshireletso and I.C. Okoli, 2012. Potential use of ethnoveterinary medicine for retained placenta in cattle in Mogonono, Botswana. J. Anim. Prod. Adv., 2: 303-309.
  50. Moreki, J.C., B. Tiroesele and S.C. Chiripasi, 2012. Prospects of utilizing insects as alternative sources of protein in poultry diets in Botswana. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 2: 649-658.
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  51. Moreki, J.C., 2012. Use of ethnoveterinary medicine in family poultry health management in Botswana: A review. J. Vet. Adv., 2: 254-260.
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  52. Moreki, J.C., 2012. Family chickens, poverty alleviation, food security and HIV/AIDS mitigation: The case of BONEPWA+. J. AIDS HIV Res., 4: 229-233.
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  53. Moreki, J.C. and T. Ditshupo, 2012. Effect of storage time on hatchability of guinea fowl eggs. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 2: 631-636.
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  54. Moreki, J.C. and K. Kelemogile, 2012. Bone development in guinea fowl fed diets containing three cereal grains as sources of energy up to 12 weeks of age. J. Anim. Prod. Advan., 2: 365-372.
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  55. Moreki, J.C. and D. Seabo, 2012. Guinea fowl production in Botswana. J. World's Poult. Res., 2: 1-4.
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  56. Moreki, J.C. and D. Seabo, 2012. Current status, challenges and opportunities of rabbit production in Botswana. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 2: 177-181.
  57. Moreki, J.C. and B. Tiroesele, 2012. Termites and earthworms as potential alternative sources of protein for poultry. Int. J. Agro Vet. Med. Sci., 6: 368-376.
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  58. Montsho, T. and J.C. Moreki, 2012. Challenges in commercial pig production in Botswana. J. Agric. Technol., 8: 1161-1170.
  59. Gabanakgosi, K., J.C. Moreki, S.J. Nsoso and C. Tsopito, 2012. Ethnoveterinary medicine usage in family chickens in the selected four villages of Botswana. J. Vet. Adv., 2: 586-594.
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  60. Etuk, E.B., A.V. Ifeduba, U.E. Okata, I. Chiaka and I.C. Okoli et al., 2012. Nutrient composition and feeding value of sorghum for livestock and poultry: A review. J. Anim. Sci. Adv., 2: 510-524.
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  61. Simainga, S., J.C. Moreki, F. Banda and N. Sakuya, 2011. Socioeconomic study of family poultry in Mongu and Kalabo Districts of Zambia. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 23. .
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  62. Seabo, D., J.C. Moreki, N. Bagwasi and G.P. Nthoiwa, 2011. Performance of guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) fed varying protein levels. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 6: 255-258.
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  63. Phirinyane, T.B., J.C. Moreki, H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Effect of dietary different ratios of coarse and fine limestone particles on egg production and eggshell quality of laying hens at peak production. Res. Opinions Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 334-338.
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  64. Phirinyane, T. B., H.J. van der Merve, J.P. Hayes and J.C. Moreki, 2011. Effect of different of ration of coarse and fine limestone particle on production and shell quality of layers peak. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 86-91.
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  65. Moreki, J.C., S.C. Chiripasi, T. Montsho, R. Chibua and K. Gabanakgosi, 2011. Prevalence of poultry diseases and parasites in Botswana. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 214-217.
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  66. Moreki, J.C., O. Koloka, L. Nthoyiwa, I.P. Moloi and G. Palai, 2011. A critical review of the performance of the dairy industry in Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 23. .
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  67. Moreki, J.C., M.M. Sentle, S.C. Chiripasi, D. Seabo and N. Bagwasi, 2011. Prevalence of diseases and parasites of rabbits in Botswana. Res. Opinions Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 556-558.
  68. Moreki, J.C., M.M. Sentle, N. Bagwasi and D. Seabo, 2011. Prevalence of diseases of pigs in Botswana. Res. Opinions Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 468-472.
  69. Moreki, J.C., H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Influence of dietary calcium levels on bone development of broiler breeder pullets up to 18 weeks of age. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 28-39.
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  70. Moreki, J.C., H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Influence of dietary calcium levels on bone development in broiler breeder hens. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 77-85.
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  71. Moreki, J.C., H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Effect of dietary calcium level on egg production and shell quality in broiler breeder hens at peak production. Res. Opinions Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 19-26.
  72. Moreki, J.C., H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Effect of dietary calcium level on egg production and egg shell quality in broiler breeder hens from 36 to 60 weeks of age. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 1-7.
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  73. Moreki, J.C., H.J. van der Merwe and J.P. Hayes, 2011. Effect of dietary calcium intake on its retention by caged broiler breeder hens. Res. Opinions Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 258-265.
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  74. Moreki, J.C., B. Poroga and R. Dikeme, 2011. Strengthening HIV/AIDS food security mitigation mechanisms through village poultry. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 23. .
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  75. Moreki, J.C., 2011. Poultry meat production in Botswana. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 23. .
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  76. Moreki, J.C., 2011. Challenges in small-scale broiler production in Botswana. J. Agric. Technol., 7: 1579-1587.
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  77. Moreki, J.C. and T. Montsho, 2011. A review of egg production in Botswana. J. World's Poultry Res., 1: 4-6.
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  78. Moreki, J.C. and S.C. Chiripasi, 2011. Poultry waste management in Botswana: A review. Online J. Anim. Feed Res., 1: 285-292.
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  79. Moreki, J.C. and R. Dikeme, 2011. Small Livestock, Food Security, Nutrition Security and HIV/AIDS Mitigation. In: HIV and AIDS-Updates on Biology, Immunology, Epidemiology and Treatment Strategies, Dumais, N. (Ed.)., Intech, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN: 978-953-307-665-2.
  80. Moreki, J.C. and H.G. Mphinyane, 2011. Opportunities and challenges of pig production in Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 23. .
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  81. Moreki, J.C. and D. Seabo, 2011. Critical review of the ostrich industry in Botswana. Int. J. Trop. Agric. Food Syst., 5: 125-129.
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  82. Moreki, J.C. and A. Ranko, 2011. Review of the use of artificial insemination services in cattle production in Botswana (2005-2010). Anim. Prod. Res. Adv., 7: 99-105.
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  83. Koloka, O. and J.C. Moreki, 2011. Tanning hides and skins using vegetable tanning agents in Hukuntsi sub-district, Botswana. J. Agric. Technol., 7: 915-922.
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  84. Simainga, S., F. Banda, N. Sakuya and J.C. Moreki, 2010. Health management in village poultry in Kalabo and Mongu districts in the Western Province of Zambia. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  85. Moreki, J.C., R. Dikeme and B. Poroga, 2010. The role of village poultry in food security and HIV/AIDS mitigation in Chobe District of Botswana. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  86. Moreki, J.C., M. Thutwa, O. Koloka, K. Ntesangand T. Ipatleng, 2010. Utilization of smallstock package of livestock management and infrastructure development support scheme, Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  87. Moreki, J.C., M. Thutwa, K. Ntesang, O. Koloka and T. Ipatleng, 2010. Utilization of the guinea fowl and Tswana chicken packages of the livestock management and infrastructure development support scheme, Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  88. Moreki, J.C., J. Mokokwe, D. Keboneilwe and O.A. Koloka, 2010. Evaluation of the livestock management and infrastructure development support scheme in seven districts of Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  89. Moreki, J.C., B. Poroga, R. Dikeme and D. Seabo, 2010. Ethnoveterinary medicine and health management in poultry in Southern and Western districts, Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  90. Moreki, J.C., 2010. Village poultry production in Serowe-Palapye sub-district of Botswana. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  91. Moreki, J.C., 2010. Opportunities and challenges for the Botswana poultry industry in the 21st century: A review. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  92. Koloka, O. and J.C. Moreki, 2010. Performance of hides and skins subsector in Botswana: A critical review. Livestock Res. Rural Dev., Vol. 22. .
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  93. Moreki, J.C., 2009. Guinea Fowl Production. Reach Publishers, Pinetown, South Africa, ISBN:9781920261573.
  94. Nsoso, S.J., R.N. Lottering and J.C. Moreki, 2003. Effects of village, sex, scholastic qualification and age of farmers on rearing of backyard chickens that phenotypically show naked neck (Na) and dwarfism (Dw) genes in Kgatleng District, Botswana. South Afr. J. Anim. Sci., 4: 43-45.
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