Veterinary Science & Technology

ISSN: 2157-7579

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Mandefot Meaza

School of Veterinary Medicine,

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    Longitudinal Study on Reproductive and Productive Performances of Smallholder Crossbred Dairy Cattle in and Around Wolaita Sodo, Snnpr, Ethiopia
    Author(s): Mandefot MeazaMandefot Meaza

    This study was conducted to assess the reproductive and productive performances of smallholder crossbred dairy farms in Wolaita Sodo town of Southern Ethiopia. Twelve smallholder crossbred dairy cattle farms were studied longitudinally for two years. Almost all of the farms were intensively managed and basic farm management practices with acceptable animal health and artificial insemination services from the nearby animal health care organization had been practiced. However, professional assisted pregnancy diagnosis and farm animal record keeping were less experienced. The overall means and standard error (M ± SE) of age at first calving, calving interval, calving to conception interval and number of services per conception were 37.5 ± 0.6 months, 518.0 ± 22.5 days, 253.9 ± 22.6 days and 2.1 ± 0.2, respectively. Among independent variables considered.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7579.1000458

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