Advances in dairy Research

Advances in dairy Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-888X

Rehima Musemma

Department of Agriculture Research, EIAR, Head Quarters, Ethiopia

  • Research Paper   
    The Economic Loss of Dairy Cattle Poor Reproductive Performance in Central Highlands of Ethiopia
    Author(s): Samuel Diro*, Tadele Mamo, Wudineh Getahun, Takele Mebratu and Rehima Musemma

    The purpose of the study was to quantify the economic loss due to delayed conception in dairy cows and heifers in central highlands of Ethiopia using data collected from 298 randomly selected dairy farmers of Oromia and Amhara national regional states. The study covered two zones of Oromia (Finfine special zone and North Shoa) and one zone of Amhara (North Shoa). A three-stage sampling technique was employed to select the sample for the study which involved purposive and random sampling techniques. The data collection was done using a structured questionnaire. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. The total loss due to poor reproductive performance per year per cow/heifer was the aggregate of milk loss, extra feed cost, extra medical cost, breeding cost, calf loss, and extra labor. The result of the study revealed that t.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-888X.21.9.248

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