Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Belete Asefa

School of Agriculture,
PO Box 247, Bale Robe

  • Research Article
    Phenotypic Characterization of Indigenous Sheep Types in Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Belete Asefa, Tadesse Abate and Eshetu AdugnaBelete Asefa, Tadesse Abate and Eshetu Adugna

    This study was aimed to generate organized information on physical characteristics and prediction of live weight using linear body measurements of indigenous sheep types in five districts of Bale zone (Agarfa, Dinsh, Goba, Sawena and Dawe Kechan). The study was based on field measurements. Multistage purposive sampling was used for selection of districts. Three kebeles from each districts were sampled using simple random sampling techniques. About 600 matured sheep (540 female and 60 male) sheep were sampled for body measurements and qualitative character based on four age category (1 PPI, 2 PPI, 3 PPI and 4 PPI). Both qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed using Statistical analysis system. On the identified dimensions, the sheep population in highland district were found within the same region of space and were clustered with long tailed, no toggle, black and red coat color.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000452

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