Advances in dairy Research

Advances in dairy Research
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Sisay Fikru

Sisay Fikru


  • Research Article
    Sheep and Goat Production Systems in Degehabur Zone, Eastern Ethiopia: Challenge and Opportunities
    Author(s): Sisay Fikru and Kefyalew GebeyewSisay Fikru and Kefyalew Gebeyew

    Background: Unlike the large potential of small ruminants in the country their productivity is low. There are various factors that contribute for low productivity. The objectives of this study were to assess sheep and goat production systems, and to identify challenges and opportunities for small ruminant production. Methodology: The study was conducted in Birkot, Guna Gado and Degehabur Districts of Degehabur Zone of Somali Regional State, Ethiopia. Results are based on survey of 120 sample households (40 household from each district) selected by using purposive sampling and rapid appraisal of major sheep and goat production. Result: Sheep and goats are primarily kept to generate income (53.3%) and milk production (24.3%) and majorities (96.6%) of goat owners extensively milk their flock for household’s cons.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-888X.1000134

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