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International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review-e-iSSN - 2347 - 3215

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Abstract                 Volume:6  Issue-5  Year-2018          Original Research Articles

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Productive and Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Ethiopian Cow under Small Household Management in Dawro Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Taju Hussein*
Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University College of Agriculture, PO.Box 138, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author

The current survey was carried out in Dowro zone southern Ethiopia to assess productive and reproductive performance of native cow under farmer condition. Through purposive and random sampling from each agro-ecology, 90 household were interviewed. The collected data were analyzed by statistical package for social science and significant means were differentiated via LSD and Tukey HSD. The study revealed that on average native cow produced 1.8±0.045 liters of milk per day and milk production was significantly (p<0.05) different between agro- ecologies.  In addition survey result showed that in the study area on average cow is milked for 8.6±0.930 months and lactation length is significantly (p<0.05) longer in highland. Beside, survey result revealed that mean age at first calving and calving intervals were 48.9 ±0.259 and 16.0±0.141months respectively. Age at first calving significantly quick (46.7±0.482months) in lowland whereas calving interval was not varies between agro- ecologies. Furthermore, study indicated lifetime of highland cow (12.7±0.232years) significantly (p<0.05) lower as compared to life time of midland (10.0±0.860 years). Production and productivity of local cow in the study area is very low.  As a result improvement of production and productivity cow is the works that need collective effort by all concerned bodies.

Keywords: Calving interval;Dawro milk yield;Lifetime.
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How to cite this article:

Taju Hussein. 2018. Productive and Reproductive Performance of Indigenous Ethiopian Cow under Small Household Management in Dawro Zone, Southern Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 6(5): 35-41
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2018.605.007