Show simple item record

dc.contributorHassen, Halimaen_US
dc.contributorKebede, Kefelegnen_US
dc.contributorHaile, Aynalemen_US
dc.contributorBraga Lobo, Raimundo Nonatoen_US
dc.contributorYitayew, Asresuen_US
dc.contributorRischkowsky, Barbaraen_US
dc.creatorGatew, Hulunimen_US
dc.identifier.citationHulunim Gatew, Halima Hassen, Kefelegn Kebede, Aynalem Haile, Raimundo Nonato Braga Lobo, Asresu Yitayew, Barbara Rischkowsky. (17/6/2015). Characterization of Indigenous Goat Populations in Selected Areas of Ethiopia. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research, 10 (5), pp. 287-298.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this study was to characterize Bati, Borena and Short-eared Somali goat populations kept under traditional management systems. The survey conducted in three locations; namely Bati, Borena and Siti (the previous Shinille) representing Bati, Borena and Short-Eared Somali goat populations, respectively. For production systems description a total of 345 households (98 in Bati, 132 in Borena and 115 in Siti) were interviewed. Phenotypic records were also taken on 601(162 Bati (128 females and 34 males), 246 Borena (201 females and 45 males) and 193 Short-eared Somali (139 females and 54 males)) heads of adult goats with 4 pair of permanent incisors (PPI). However, because of difficulty of finding adequate number of 4PPI sample males, measurements were taken from 2PPI and above males. In this study, goats accounted 72.01%, 50.93% and 47.38% of other livestock species in Siti, Bati and Borena areas, respectively. The average (±SE) goat flock size (44.02±3.33) per household of Siti was significantly (p<0.05) higher than those observed in Borena (23.08±1.94) and Bati (8.99±0.59). The major challenges of goat rearing in the studied areas include feed and water shortage, disease incidence and recurrent drought with different order of prioritization. Plain brown (deep and light) (51.85%) coat color was the predominant coat color observed on Bati goats of both sexes. Meanwhile, plain white coat color was most frequently observed on Borena goats (71.54%) and only 36.27% in Short-eared Somali goats. Though most quantitative traits showed slightly higher average values in the Bati goats, differences with Borena goats were not significant (p>0.05), whereas Short-eared Somali goats remained significantly (p<0.05) lower for most of the measured characteristics. Average live weight of Bati, Borena and Short-eared Somali does were 33.97±0.4, 31.49±0.36 and 24.67±0.28kg, respectively and the corresponding values for bucks were 41.30±0.85, 40.04±1.21 and 30.62±0.67kg. Correlation coefficient (r) was consistently highest between live weight and chest girth in both sexes across the goat populations.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Digital Organization for Scientific Information (IDOSI)en_US
dc.sourceAmerican-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research;10,(2015) Pagination 287,298en_US
dc.subjectshort-eared somalien_US
dc.titleCharacterization of Indigenous Goat Populations in Selected Areas of Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idHaile, Aynalem: 0000-0001-5914-0487en_US
cg.creator.idRischkowsky, Barbara: 0000-0002-0035-471Xen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsmall ruminantsen_US
cg.contributor.centerDebre Berhan University - DBUen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerEmpresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária - EMBRAPAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAmhara Regional Agricultural Research Institute - ARARIen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

DSpace software copyright © 2002-2016  DuraSpace
MELSpace content providers and partners accept no liability to any consequence resulting from use of the content or data made available in this repository. Users of this content assume full responsibility for compliance with all relevant national or international regulations and legislation.
Theme by 
Atmire NV