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


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Dairy Cattle Genetic Improvement and Breeding Practice in Gacho Baba Woreda Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Bekele Aysheshim Belay
Arba Minch University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Science, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Gacho Baba Woreda, Gamo Zone with the aims to assess dairy cattle breeding practices of the communities. A total of 80 households were selected purposively by setting the criteria of having dairy cattle. In the study area 70.6% of the respondents practices natural free mating. Around 26% of the respondents practice natural controlled mating. The remaining 3.4% of the sampled household use AI technology trough AI technicians. natural mating (77.5%) was the common practice of mating in the study area followed by both (natural mating and artificial insemination) (12.5%)methods. irrespective of the agro ecologies, most of the respondents depended on bulls (60%) reared by their neighbors/friends. The primary problem identified by respondents was lack of AI Technicians skill, AI Equipment’s, Management problem, and Lack of AI were reported to be the most limiting factors to cattle breeding practices with index value 0.283, 0.237, 0.259, and 0.219 respectively.

Keywords: Breeding, Cattle, Constraints, Dairy.
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How to cite this article:

Bekele Aysheshim Belay. 2021. Dairy Cattle Genetic Improvement and Breeding Practice in Gacho Baba Woreda Gamo Zone, Southern Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(1): 95-102
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.901.009