Mr. Godson Aryee Zagbede
Principal Technologist (Animal Breeding & Genetics)
Office: ARI Room 16
Degrees: B. Sc, MPhil (University of Education, Winneba),
Certificate (Wageningen University, The Netherlands)
Use of genomic data to predict offspring performance.
Programming using R language
statistical modeling of growth of farm animals
His ultimate research goal is focused on the use of genomic data to predict offspring performance. These endeavours include theoretical aspects of prediction, the development of software to apply the statistical theory to real-life data and the application of the software to national and international datasets for a wide variety of traits representing a range of livestock and other species. He is currently working on statistical modelling of growth in Japanese quails and pig.
Mr. Godson Aryee Zagbede is a Principal Technologist at the Farm Animal and Technology Division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Animal Research Institute (CSIR-ARI). He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics from University of Education, Winneba and a certificate in Animal breeding and Genetics from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. His research interests are broadly centred in the area of genetic improvement of populations through selection. He views animal breeding in a systems context involving the integration of knowledge and understanding of business goals, production systems, processing and marketing in concert with quantitative and molecular genetics. His activities have focused on the use of genomic data to predict offspring performance. These endeavours include theoretical aspects of prediction, development of software to apply the statistical theory to real-life data and the application of software to national and international datasets for a wide variety of traits representing a range of livestock and other species. This encompasses design, enhancement, implementation and monitoring of genetic improvement programs. He works well with other researchers and equally enjoys working with enthusiastic producer and industry groups that seek to include animal breeding approaches in the attainment of their farm or ranch business goals. He presently has six (6) peer-reviewed journal papers to his credit.
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- Duodu, A., Annor, S. Y., Kagya-Agyemang, J. K. and Zagbede, G. A. (2020). Sheep Red Blood Cell (SRBC) antigen as an indicator trait for disease resistance in indigenous Guinea fowls (Numida meleagris). Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa, 68: 231-239.
- Addison, D., Olympio, O.S., Adomako, K., Aryee, G. and Hamidu, J.A. (2020). Effects of three different feather genotypes on the laying performance of two lines of layer parents. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 32(176).
- Aryee, G., Nkrumah, T. and Duodu, A. (2020). Statistical modeling of body weight of Japanese Quail: A Review. Asian Journal of Research in Animal and Veterinary Sciences. In press.
- Aryee, G., Annor, S.Y., Duodu, A. and Arhin, E. (2020). Effects of Strain and Non- Genetic Factors on Growth and Reproductive Characteristics of Indigenous Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris). International Journal of Livestock Production. In press.
- Aryee, G., Adu-Aboagye, G., Shiburah M. E, Nkrumah, T., Amedorme, D (2020). Correlation Between Egg Weight and Egg Characteristics in Japanese Quail. Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 8(3).
- Duodu, A., Annor, S. Y., Kagya-Agyemang, J. K., Zagbede, G. A., & Kyere, C. G. (2020). Phenotypic and Genetic Parameter Estimates for Local Guinea Fowl Production and Some Other Traits. Asian Journal of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, 4(1):1-12.
- Adu-Aboagye, G., Nyameasem, J.K., Ahiagbe, K. M. J., Ansah, K. O., Zagbede, G. A. and Agbe, K. K. (2020). Reproductive traits of the indigenous Guinea fowl under tropical humid conditions; the effect of egg size. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 32(55).
- Zagbede, G. A., Annor, S.Y., Duodu, A. and Arhin, E. (2019). Effects of Strain and Non-Genetic Factors on egg qualities and carcass Characteristics of Indigenous Guinea Fowl (Numida meleagris). International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences, 5(2): 39-44.
- Arhin, E., Annor S. Y., Kagya-Agyemang, J.K., Addison, D. and Zagbede, G. A. (2018). Innovation for sexing Guinea fowls (Numida meleagris) at day one of hatching. Livestock Research for Rural Development, (30)157.
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