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Laboratory of Animal Husbandry Resources
Graduate School of Agriculture
Kyoto University

Updated on 14/ Sep./ 2015

Add:Department of Animal Husbandry Resources, Kyoto Univetsity,
Faculty of Agriculture
Sakyo-ku Kyoto 606-8502 Japan
Tel: (+81)-75-753-6365, Fax: (+81)-75-753-6365

Staff
Professor : Hiroyuki Hirooka , Dr. Agric. Sci.
Associate Professor : Hajime Kumagai , Dr. Agric. Sci.
Assistant Professor : Kazato Oishi , Dr. Agric. Sci.

Students and research fellows
Doctor course student : Takashi Sakai(D6), Hiroki Anzai(D4), Masafumi Miwa(D3), Wang Lin(D3)
Master course student : Takao Amijima(M2), Akira Setoguchi(M2), Yudai Yasunaka(M1), Kaho Kitajima(M1), Yuta Sonoda(M1), Satoshi Mure(M1)
Research student : Sachi Katsumata
Undergraduate student : Kan Okamoto(B4), Koki Sakai(B4),Momo Yamauchi(B4),

Research Activities (2009-)

1. Main subjects

a) Total evaluation for animal production systems.
Data and information on genetic performance, nutrition, management and economic situations for beef, dairy, pigs, sheep and goats were collected from various research fields concerning animal sciences in order to evaluate total animal production systems. Modeling and simulation of such systems were carried out.

b) Studies on livestock production systems in tropical areas
Surveys have been conducted to investigate various performances of native livestock, nutrient requirements of the livestock, feeding system, quality of feeds and grassland production in tropical areas. Such information will be used to search better strategies for improving the existing systems. Sustainable farming systems integrated between livestock and crops in smallholders in the developing countries were evaluated through modeling works. The surveys have been conducted in the south area of Thailand and in the central area of Nepal.

c) Studies on environmental problems in animal production
Since animal industries have been specialized and scaled up, environmental pollution caused by such animal industries led to serious problems in society in Japan. Models for predicting excretion of nitrogen and phosphorus from animal production systems were developed and a country-wide fact-finding studies of the connection between crop and animal industries were performed in order to define the role of animal industry in establishing a sustainable agriculture.

d) Studies on effective utilization of unused resources as fodders of animals
Use of by-products as feeds of ruminants have been considered as one of the ways to do resources recycling effectively. Therefore, evaluation of several by-products as feed resources, development of organic, chemical and physical treatments to improve forage quality of the by-products, and use of forages made from the by-products in dairy cattle and beef cattle productions have been carried out. The by-products included woody resources such as bamboos, residues of Yam production, fermented by-products, etc.

e) Other themes
Evaluation for production system of grazing animals using GPS and GIS, Studies on conservation of useful genes, evaluation of similarity of clones, ethical studies about advanced reproductive technologies, theoretical studies on system analysis and statistics, anthropological studies on ways of use of milk and meat, economical studies on consumption of animal products, setting of breeding objectives, etc.

2. Publications and presentations in English

a) Publications


- Books


- Original papers

Sakai, T., Devkota, NR., Oishi, K., Hiroyuki, H., Kumagai, H. Evaluation of total mixed ration silage with brewers grains for dairy buffalo in Tarai, Nepal. Animal Science Journal. (accepted for publication)

Anzai, H., Wang, L., Oishi, K., Irbis, C., Li, K., Kumagai, H., Inamura, T., Hirooka, H. Estimation of nitrogen and phosphorus flows in livestock production in Dianchi Lake basin, China. Animal Science Journal (accepted for publication)

Ishida K, Kishi Y, Oishi K, Hirooka H, Kumagai H. 2015. Effects of feeding polyphenol-rich winery wastes on digestibility, nitrogen utilization, ruminal fermentation, antioxidant status and oxidative stress in wethers. Animal Science Journal 86(3); 260-269.

Yani S, Ishida K, Goda S, Azumai S, Murakami T, Kitagawa M, Okano K, Oishi K, Hirooka H, Kumagai, H. 2015. Effects of utilization of local food by-products as total mixed ration silage materials on fermentation quality and intake, digestibility, rumen condition and nitrogen availability in sheep. Animal Science Journal 86(2); 174-180

Amachika, Y., Anzai, H., Wang, L., Oishi, K., Irbis, C., Li, K., Kumagai, H., Hirooka, H. 2014. Concentrations of cadmium and lead in milk and feed in dairy farms in a region located in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. Trace Nutrients Research 31; 45-50.

Ibi, T., Kahi, AK, Hirooka, H. 2014. Genetic parameters of postnatal mortality and birth weight in Japanese Black calves. Animal Science Journal 86; 25-30.

Maeno, H., Oishi, K., Mitsuhashi, T., Kumagai, H., Hirooka, H. 2014. Prediction of carcass composition and individual carcass cuts of Japanese Black steers. Meat Science 96; 1365-1370.

Maeno, H., Oishi, K., Mitsuhashi, T., Kumagai, H., and Hirooka, H. 2013. Prediction of carcass composition and individual carcass cuts of Japanese Black steers. Meat Science 96: 1365-1370.

Oishi, K., Kato, Y., Ogino, A., and Hirooka, H. 2013. Economic and environmental impacts of changes in culling parity of cows and diet composition in Japanese beef caw-calf production systems. Agricultual Systms 115: 95-103.

Maeno, H., Oishi, K., and Hirooka, H. 2013. Interspecies differences in the empty body chemical composition of domestic animals. Animal 7:1148-1157.

Oguri, M., Okano, K., Ieki, H., Kitagawa, M., Tadokoro, O., Sano, Y., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., and Kumagai, H. 2013. Feed intake, digestibility, nitrogen utilization, ruminal condition and blood metabolites in wethers fed ground bamboo pellets cultured with white-rot fungus (Ceriporiopsis subvermispora) and mixed with soybean curd residue and soy sauce cake. Animal Science Journal 84(9): 650-655.

Oishi, K., Kato, Y., Ogino, A., and Hirooka, H. 2013. Economic and environmental impacts of changes in culling parity of cows and diet composition in Japanese beef cow-calf production systems. Agricultural Systems 115: 95-103.

Yanagi, Y., Hirooka, H., Oishi, K., Choumei, Y., Hata, H., Arai, M., Kitagawa, M., Gotoh, T., Inada, S., and Kumagai, H. 2012. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis as a tool for inferring beef cattle feeding systems in Japan. Food Chemistry 134: 502-506.

Ishida, K., Srita, Y., Kitagawa, M., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., and Kumagai, H. 2012.Effects of adding food by-products mainly including noodle waste to total mixed ration silage on fermentation quality, feed intake, digestibility, nitrogen utilization and ruminal fermentation in wethers. Animal Science Journal 83: 735-742.

Oishi, K., and Hirooka, H. 2012. Effects of sex control and twinning on economic optimization of culling cows in Japanese Black cow-calf production systems. Theriogenology 77: 320-330.

Kumagai, H., Baral, B.R., Shiino, T., Devkota, N.R., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., Kolachhapati, M.R., and Tiwari, I.C.P. 2012. Effects of plane of nutrition on growth feed intake, digestibility and nitrogen balance in Murrah graded male buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves in Nepal. Animal Science Journal 83: 50-54.

Kumagai, H., Baral, B.R., Shiino, T., Devkota, N.R., Oishi, K., and Hirooka, H. 2012. Effects of plane of nutrition on slaughtering traits and meat characteristics in Murrah graded male buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) calves in Nepal. Animal Science Journal 83: 434-438.

Anzai, H., Oishi, K., Li, K., Irbis, C., Hirooka, H., Inamura, T., and Kumagai, H. 2011. Dietary nitrate loads on cows in dairy farm near Lake Dian, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. Trace Nutrients Research 28: 54-57.

Kato, Y., Ito, M., and Hirooka, H. 2011. Genetic parameters of serum vitamin A and total cholesterol concentrationas and the genetic relationships with carcass traits in F1 cross between Japanese Black steers and Holstein dams. Journal of Animal Science 89: 951-958.

Tsukahara, Y., Oishi, K., and Hirooka, H. 2011. Development andapplication of a crossbreeding simulation model for goat production systems in tropical regions. Journal of Animal Science 89: 3890-3907.

Oishi, K., Kumagai, H., and Hirooka, H. 2011. Application of the modified feed formulation to optimize economic and environmental criteria in beef cattle fattening systems with food by-products. Animal Feed Science and Technology 165: 38-50.

Oishi, K., Ibi, T., Kahi, A.K., and Hirooka, H. 2011. Optimal culling strategy in relation to biological and economic efficiency and annualized net revenue in the Japanese Black cow-calf production system. Journal of Agricultural Science 149: 783-799.

Hayashi, Y., Shah, K., Kumagai, H., and Shah, S.K. 2010. Comparison of bodyweight and body size of growing buffaloes between large and small scale farms in Nepal. Revista Veterinaria 1: 781-783. 

Hirooka, H. 2010. Systems approaches to beef cattle production systems using modeling and simulation. Animal Science Journal 81:411-424.

Samiei, A., Liang, J.B., Ghorbani, G.R., Hirooka, H., Yaakub, H., and Tabatabaei, M. 2010. An evaluation of β-hydroxybutyrate in milk and blood for prediction of subclinical ketosis in dairy cows. Politish Journal of Veterinary Science 13: 349-356.

Nishio, M., Kahi, A.K., and Hirooka, H. 2010. Optimization of mate selection based on genotypic information with overlapping generations. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 127: 34-41.

Hayashi, Y., Thapa, B.B., Sharma, M.P., Sapkota, M., and Kumagai, H. 2009. Effects of maize (Zea mays L.) silage feeding on dry matter intake and milk production of dairy buffalo and cattle in Tarai, Nepal. Animal Science Journal 80: 418-427.

Tabata, Y., Togo, D., Kitagawa, M., Oishi, K., Kumagai, H., Kume, S., and Hirooka, H. 2009. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium utilization and their cycling in a beef-forage production system. Animal Science Journal 80: 475-485.

Tabata, Y., Oishi, K., Kumagai, H., and Hirooka, H. 2009. Application of cycling index and input-output environs for interpretation of nutrient flows in mixed rice-beef production systems in Japan. Animal Science Journal 80: 352-359.

Kanyinji, F., Kumagai, H., Maeda, T., Kaneshima, S., and Yokoi, D. 2009. Effects of supplementary inosine on nutrient digestibility, ruminal fermentation and nitrogen balance in goats fed high amount of concentrate. Animal Feed Science and Technology 152: 12-20.

Gradiz, L., Alvarado, L., Kahi, A.K., and Hirooka, H. 2009. Fit of Wood's function todaily milk records and estimation of environmental and additive andnon-additive genetic effects on lactation curve and lactation parametersof crossbred dual purpose cattle. Livestock Science124: 321-329.

Kikuhara, K., Kumagai, H., and Hirooka, H. 2009. Development and evaluation of a simulation model for dairy cattle production systems integrated with Forage crop production. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 22: 57-71.

Kikuhara, K., and Hirooka, H. 2009. Application of a simulation model for dairy cattle production systems integrated with forage crop production: the effects of whole crop rice silage utilization on nutrient balances and profitability. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Science 22: 216-224.

- Reviews


- Reports

Hirooka, H. 2014. Marbled Japanese Black Cattle. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 131: 1-2.

Hayashi, Y., Shah, M.K., Tabata, Y., Kumagai, H., Shah, S.K., and Devkota, N.R. 2012. Feeding characteristics and body dimensions of growing buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) raised on small-scale farms in Tarai, Nepal. Journal of Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science (Tribhuvan University). (in press)

b) International conference presentations

 

Oishi, K., Kato, Y., Ogino, A., Kumagai, H., and Hirooka, H. 2012. Economic and environmental impacts of changes in feed formulation methods in the Japanese beef-fattening system. Proceedings of the 15th Animal Science Congress, C01-OP-005, The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Bangkok, Thailand. 2012.

Anzai, H., Oishi, K., Li, K., Irbis, C., Kumagai, H., Inamura, T., and Hirooka, H. 2012. Estimation of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Budgets for Dairy Cows, Pigs and Chickens near Lake Dian, Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. Proceedings of the 15th Animal Science Congress, C32-OP-304, The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Bangkok, Thailand. 2012.

Miwa, M., Oishi, K., Nakagawa, Y., Maeno, H., Kumagai, Hirano, M., Yoshioka, M., Tobioka, H., and Hirooka, H. 2012. Relationship between Heart Rate and Overall Dynamic Body Acceleration: In Case of Grazing Cattle. Proceedings of the 15th Animal Science Congress, S10-PP-277, The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Bangkok, Thailand. 2012.

Yani, S., Ishida, K., Goda, S., Azumai, S., Murakami, T., Kitagawa, M., Okano, K., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., and Kumagai, H. 2012. Evaluation of food by-products mainly including potato waste and soybean curd reesidue as total mixed ration silage for lactating dairy cows. Proceedings of the 4th Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference. P2-033. Aichi, Japan.

Yanagi, Y., Kumagai, H., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., and Kitagawa, M. Sep., 2011. Estimation of feed ingredient and intake in cattle using stable isotope analyses. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Nutrition of Herbivores. P2/084.

Hayashi, Y., Shah, M.K., and Kumagai, H. Jun., 2011. Feeding trait of goats, trading and slaughter as meat resources of goats and chickens raised by small-scale farmers in Tarai, Nepal. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries: 97-101.

Hayashi, Y., Shah, M.K., Kumagai, H., and Shah, S.K. 2010. Feeding traits and body dimensions of goats raised by small-scale farms Tarai, Nepal. The 14th Animal Science Congress. Proceedings of the 14th Animal Science Congress. The Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies. Pingtung, Taiwan.

Hayashi, Y., Shah, M.K., Kumagai, H., and Shah, S.K. Apr, 2010. Comparison of bodyweight and body size of growing buffaloes between large and small scale farms in Nepal. The 9th World Buffalo Congress. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yanagi, Y., Oishi, K., Kitagawa, M., Hirooka, H., and Kumagai, H. 2010. Turnover of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope in cattle tail hair. International Symposium on Isotope Ecology 2010 in Kyoto. Kyoto, Japan.

Sakai, T., Araki, C., Devkota, N.R., Oishi, K., Hirooka, H., and Kumagai, H. 2010. Characteristics of buffalo and cattle productions and the feed resources in mid-hill regions, Nepal. Proceedings of the 14th Animal Science Congress. The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies. Pingtung, Taiwan.

Ishida, K., Yani, S., Kitagawa, M., Oishi, K., Hirooka、H., and Kumagai, H. 2010. Palatability of Food By-Products in Total Mixed Ration Silage Fed to Fattening Heifers. Proceedings of the 14th Animal Science Congress. The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies. Pingtung, Taiwan.

Nakagawa, Y., Oishi, K., Kojima, T., Ohta, N., Yoshioka, M., Kumagai, H., Moriya, K., Umemura K., and Hirooka, H. 2010. The relationship between energy expenditure and jaw movements of grazing cattle. Proceedings of the 14th Animal Science Congress. The Asian Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies. Pingtung, Taiwan.

Baral, B.R., Devkota N.R., Kumagai, H., Kolachhapan, M.R., and Tiwari, I.C.P. Oct., 2009. Effects of plain of nutrition on growth, feed intake, digestibility, nitrogen balance and carcass traits in male buffalo calves. The 6th Asian Buffalo Congress. p165. Lahore, Pakistan.