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dc.contributor.authorChalisia, G.
dc.contributor.authorMekasha, Y.
dc.contributor.authorUrge, M.
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-03T10:29:03Z
dc.date.available2015-07-03T10:29:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-05-30
dc.identifier.citationChalisia, G., Mekasha, Y. and Urge, M. 2014. Reproductive performance of crossbred dairy cattle in selected urban and peri-urban farms of mid rift valley, Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research 9(22):1687-1693.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1991-637X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/67206
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted to evaluate reproductive performance of crossbred cows and to identify potential constraints of dairying under small and medium scale farmers’ management in urban and peri-urban dairying of mid rift valley, Ethiopia. The data was collected through questionnaire from 120 small and medium dairy farm owners. The overall estimated mean age at first service and age at first calving was 20.6±02 and 30.6±0.19 months, respectively, and differed (P<0.01) considerably among production systems and herd size groups. The overall estimated mean lactation length, days open and calving interval were 311.3±2.8 and 128.2±2.4 days and 14.07±0.09 months, respectively, and differed significantly (P<0.01) between production systems and herd size groups. According to the respondents, feed shortage and limitation of space were reported as major constraints of dairy production in urban area, whereas feed cost, shortage of feed and Artificial Insemination (AI) service were major constraints of the peri-urban production system. Therefore, from the current study it was concluded that the reproductive performances of animals on both production systems and farm scale were below their expected genetic potential. Hence, large variation between production systems and farm scale groups showed the opportunities for further improvement with strategic supplementation of energy and protein rich feeds.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGlobal Affairs Canadaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAfrican Journal of Agricultural Researchen_US
dc.subjectANIMAL BREEDINGen_US
dc.subjectCATTLEen_US
dc.titleReproductive performance of crossbred dairy cattle in selected urban and peri-urban farms of mid rift valley, Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country instituteen_US
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL BREEDINGen_US
cg.subject.ilriCATTLEen_US
cg.subject.ilriDAIRYINGen_US
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCKen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationOromia Agricultural Research Institute, Ethiopiaen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Instituteen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationHaramaya Universityen_US
cg.targetaudienceSCIENTISTSen_US
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Publisheden_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJAR2014.8594en_US
cg.coverage.regionAFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICAen_US
cg.coverage.countryETHIOPIAen_US
cg.contributor.crpLivestock and Fish


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