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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

Department of Animal Science and Production

Tsopito C. M, Lecture

Asbestos Building – Old Farm Offi
Department of Animal Science & Production,
Private Bag 0027,
Tel: +267 3650320
Fax: +267 3928753

Academic Qualifications

PhD Animal Science ( University of Wyoming) 1999.
MSc Tropical Animal Production (Wageningen Agricultural University) 1995,
BSc General Agriculture ( University of Botswana)

Research Interests

  • Indigenous plants as a source of feed for ruminant animals
  • Beef and smallstock feedlotting

Research Projects (Title & Role / Collaborator)

The nutritive value of mophane worm (Imbroglia belina) as a protein source in broiler and goat diets (Team leader).

Recent Publications

Tsopito, C. M., Hess, B. W. and A. M. Gray., 2006. Extruding Alfalfa Hay Components. Alfalfa leaves as a protein source. Effect of separating leaves and stems from alfalfa hay and extruding on chemical composition and ruminal protein and fiber degradation. Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. Accepted.

Waugh, E. E, Aganga, A. A, Seabo, D., Omphile, U. J. and Tsopito, C. M., 2006. Growth rate and Feed Conversion rate of Ostriches fed ration with or without grit in Botswana. International Journal of Poultry Science 5 (5): 470-473.

Professional service & consultancies

  • External Examiner, Botswana Wildlife Training Institute
  • Reviewer, Southern Africa Journal of Education, Science and Technology
  • Reviewer, Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
  • Member, Botswana Institute of Entrepreneurial Development Management
  • FAO Livestock Consultant, Botswana National Plan on Food S
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