Research Papers/Topics in Animal Production

HAEMATOLOGICAL AND SERUM BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSES OF WEST AFRICAN DWARF GOATS FED PANICUM MAXIMUM REPLACED WITH UNTREATED COCOA POD HUSK MEAL

It has been proven that blood profile of an animal dictates its health status. Meanwhile, the health implication of feeding graded levels of untreated cocoa pod husk meal (UCPHM) to animals was the crux of this study. Thus, a 56 day trial was conducted to assess the haematological and biochemical responses of West African Dwarf (WAD) goats fed Panicum maximum replaced with UCPHM. The feed components were blended into five diets such that Diet A (control) contained 100...

Characterization of Pork Consumers and Preference for Quality Traits in Ethiopia

This study was carried out to characterize the socio-economic features of pork consumers, their preference for pork quality traits and motivational drivers to eat pork. Purposive and random sampling methods were used to select sampling areas and supermarkets. As it was difficult to find pork consumers in person, pork retailers at supermarkets were interviewed to describe their customers' (pork consumers') socio-economic features, volume of pork purchase and preference for different pork quali...

Production System, Feeding and Slurry Management of Swine in Ethiopia

The study was carried out to characterize the production systems, feeding & slurry management, herd administration, cost determinants and constraints of Ethiopian swine farming. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the studied parameters. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview. Data wer...

Ethiopian Native Chicken Productivity, Aims of Production and Breeding Practices Across Agro-climatic Zones

This study was conducted to characterize flock size, composition, productivity, motivational drivers, and breed selection criteria in village chicken production systems of lowlands, midlands, and highlands of Ethiopia. Data were collected at 360 rural households of which 120 were from lowland, 160 midland, and 80 highlands. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview method. Data were analyzed using the various statistical procedures of statistic...

Characterization of Village Chicken Production Systems and Challenges across Agro-climatic Zones in Ethiopia

The aims of the study were to characterize the socio-economic features of village chicken producers, types of chicken production systems, flock management practices, family task sharing and production constraints in lowland, midland and highland of Ethiopia. Data were collected at 360 rural households of which 120 were from lowland, 160 midland and 80 highlands. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview method. The extensive chicken management ...

Swine Production in Ethiopia: I. Socio-economic Characteristics of Producers and Motivational Drivers

The study was conducted to characterize the socio-economic features and motivational drivers of swine producers in Ethiopia. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on socio-economic characteristics of swine production in the country. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview. Data were analyzed...

Swine Production, Productivity and Breeding Practices in Ethiopia

The study was undertaken to characterize breed features, reproductive performance, breeding practice, breed selection criteria and herd replacement in Ethiopian swine production systems. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the studied parameters. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collect the data using person to person interview....

Live Pigs Marketing and Buyers’ Characteristics in Ethiopia

The study presented valuable information on live pigs’ marketing, buyers’ characteristics, purpose of buying pigs, partnerships among market actors, trend of swine business and motivational drivers in swine sector of Ethiopia. A total of 66 swine farms were selected in six major towns to collect quantitative and qualitative data on the studied parameters. A multi-stage sampling procedure was employed to select sampling areas and respondents. A standardized questionnaire was used to collec...