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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-1  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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The Effect of Housing and Waste Management Practice for Milk Production in Arba Minch Town, Gamo Zone, Ethiopia
Bekele Aysheshim Belay
Arba Minch University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Science, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The objective of the study was to assess waste management practice of small holder dairy farms in Arba Minch town. The survey methodology was systematically purposive sampling using semi-structure questionnaires. Herd composition were observed lactating cows (15%), pregnant cow (10%), lactating and pregnant (20 %), heifer (10%) bull (10%) oxen (10%) male calf (10%) and female calf (15%). While in the sechaarea; lactating (20%), pregnant (10%), lactating and pregnant cow (25 %), heifer (10%) bull (5%) oxen (10%) male calf (10%) and female calf (10%). So in the study area most respondent holds lactating and pregnant cows. Respondent uses open barn, open camp and others. That not comfortable for animal. This covers (22%), (7.5%) and (2.5%) of respondent respectively. The major wastes are dung, urine (52.5%).Most respondent (95%) said that wastes affect animal, human, environment. It sometimes cause of complain with neighbors due to leaking of wastes and bad smell from the farm (82.5) and source some zoonotic disease, cough and etc.

Keywords: Dairy farms, Waste management, Smallholder.
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How to cite this article:

Bekele Aysheshim Belay. 2021. The Effect of Housing and Waste Management Practice for Milk Production in Arba Minch Town, Gamo Zone, Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(1): 50-58
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.901.004