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Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production

Aynalem Haile

Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production

by Aynalem Haile

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Published by International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAynalem Haile ... [et al.].
SeriesWorking paper -- no. 26
ContributionsInternational Livestock Research Institute. Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers Project
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 46 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25239175M
LC Control Number2012311093

The Boran developed into the dominant breed of eastern Africa and especially in Kenya, where the Kenyan Boran Cattle Breeders' Society (BCBS) have bred the "Improved Boran" since the turn of the century. As far as can be determined this is the only breed in Africa to . Aynalem H, Workneh A, Noah K, Tadele D, Azage T (). Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production. IPMS (Improving Productivity and Market Success) of Ethiopian Farmers Project. Working Paper No. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. Azage T ().Cited by: 2.

  These early cattle gave rise to the original Boran of Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya, popular for centuries with pastoralist tribes there. Over the past 60 or so years, commercial cattlemen and breeders in Kenya began exerting their influence on this Boran, breeding for specific traits, and so developed the distinctive modern EA Boran.   Aynalem H, Workneh A, Noah K, Tadele D, Azage T () Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production. IPMS (improving productivity and market success) of Ethiopian farmer project, working paper no. ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, KenyaCited by: 2.

Agriculture is the dominating sector of Ethiopia's economy and Contributes abo^t half of the GDP and employs more than 85 percent of the labour force. Consequently livestock is an integral part of nearly all farming systems and provide draught power, milk, meat, manure, hides and skins and other products.   [41] A. Haile, W. Ayalew, N. Kebede, T. Dessie, and A. Tegegne, "Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production," IPMS (Improving Productivity and Market Success) of Ethiopian Farmers Project Working Pa ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya,


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Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production by Aynalem Haile Download PDF EPUB FB2

Boran cattle breed is ascertained as a fast growing and quality beef breed compared to other indigenous cattle breeds in Ethiopia (Haile et al., ). Borana pastoralists, however, largely. breeding program is suggested to improve the beef and dairy attributes of the Ethiopian Boran cattle.

Where crossbreeding is an option to improve dairy performance, a detail operational scheme is also suggested. Suitability of Ethiopian Boran cattle to different locations in Ethiopia is. The breed has been found to be fast growing, fertile and good milk producer compared to other indigenous cattle breeds in Ethiopia.

The growth, reproduction and milk production performance of Boran has been improved in different parts of the world including Kenya, South Africa, Australia and USA. This indicates the huge potential of the breed that could be tapped if appropriate breeding strategy.

Ethiopian Boran, although a beef breed in many tropical countries, has been used as a dairy animal in many development and experimental activities in Ethiopia.

The breed has been found to be fast growing, fertile and good milk producer compared to other indigenous cattle breeds in Ethiopia.

The growth, reproduction and milk production performance of Boran has been improved in different parts of the. The breed has been found to be fast growing, fertile and good milk producer compared to other indigenous cattle breeds in Ethiopia.

The growth, reproduction and milk production performance of Boran has been improved in different parts of the world including Kenya, South Africa, Australia and USA. Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers project (IPMS)-International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI.

Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production. Haile, W. Ayalew, N. Kebede, T. Dessie, and A. Tegegne, “Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production,” IPMS (Improving Productivity and Market Success) of Ethiopian Farmers Project Working Pa ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya, View at: Google ScholarCited by: 1.

It is actually a research document titled, "Breeding Strategy to Improve Ethiopian Boran Cattle for Meat and Milk production", within the document there is 43 pages of pretty interesting information.

All of it is on the improvement of Boran cattle (the most successful breed of cattle in Ethiopia for meat and milk production). to peri-urban and lower exotic blood level (25% to 50%) to rural production system.

Therefore, such breeding strategy with appropriate, housing feeding and disease control should be maintained in respective production system so as to increase milk production and productivity.

Keywords: Blood level, Crossbred cows, Indigenous cows, Milk yield File Size: KB. Boran cattle in Ethiopia and Kenya are also considered an important dam breed for cross-breeding with temperate cattle for dairy production.

Boran cattle have as well proven to be excellent beef. population of the Ethiopian Boran breed was 1, and categorized as unimproved Boran Breed.

The The improved and unimproved Boran in Kenya was estimatedand 1, r. Crossbreeding is one of the breeding strategies that is performed to increase the dairy cattle productivity and at the same time the profitability of the dairy production.

Heterosis is an Author: Addisu Hailu. Greater rate of meat yield percent increment was observed for the Harar cattle breed, which was about 13 times increased by only times for Boran cattle while decreased by for the Arsi breed as the age advanced from one category to the other; which might be an attribute of the environmental management provided to the breeds or genetic : Timketa Dagne Tefera, Yesihak Yusuf Mummed, Mohammed Yusuf Kurtu, Mengistu Urge Letta, Travis G.

O’Q. Some examples of simple breeding strategies we can mention: 1. To increase milk production in zebu cattle: This can be achieved by upgrading the Zebu breed with a proven exotic dairy breed (Jersey, Guernsey, Friesian) upto the fourth generation or the larger and more productive Boran or Sahiwal cow depending on disease pressure in your area.

Cross breeding effect on milk productivity of Ethiopian indigenous cattle: Challenges and opportunities Addisu Hailu Department of Animal production and extension, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

E-mail: [email protected] Tel: + Accepted 8 October, breeding objectives such as increase of milk production, adaptability of animals to local feed conditions and diseases, manure production and cattle as capital assets (Kahi et al., ). Moreover, farmers in various cattle production systems have different trait preferences and breeding strategies that need an investigation beforeAuthor: Debir Legesse Belay.

Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP) held in Add is Ababa, Ethiopia, Octob er 8 to 10, Part II Technical SessioAddis Ababa pp. Ethiopian Agricultural Resear ch. Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production.

IPMS Working Paper Nairobi, Kenya: ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute). Borana cattle are undoubtedly the most important indigenous breed in the lowlands of southern Ethiopia for beef and milk production. Among the local cattle populations, the Borana cattle are superior and one of the most suitable cattle breed for arid and semi-arid regions of Ethiopia.

Azage T, Aynalem H, Workneh A, Noah K, and Tadelle D. Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk Improving Productivity and Market Success of Ethiopian Farmers project (IPMS)–International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Breeding strategy to improve Ethiopian Boran cattle for meat and milk production. IPMS (Improving Productivity and Market Success) of Ethiopian Farmers.

Working Paper No. 26, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, by:   Traditional breeding practices and trait preferences of cattle farmers in Gamo Goffa Zone, Southern Ethiopia - Volume 55 - C. Chebo, W. Ayalew, Z. Wuletaw milk production, fertility and breeding history of animals.

Cattle breeding and management practices of the study area are traditional and low input. Breeding strategy to improve Cited by: 1.