Animal Breeding / Animal Production / ASSP / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / Genetics / Goats / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Small ruminants

Genetic-phenotypic and production-system diversity in goat populations in Ethiopia

This working paper synthesizes and analyses the genetic, morphological and production system characteristics of five indigenous goat populations of Ethiopia, namely Ambo, Gondar, Woyto-Guji, Arsi-Bale Highland and Arsi-Bale lowland goats. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / Ethiopia / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Oromia / Research / SNNPR / Water

Cattle pregnancy diagnosis technologies tested in smallholder farms

Two action research activities are underway in Oromia and Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples states to further evaluate the performance of Bovipreg®. The next step will be to promote the technology with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and livestock technology businesses to introduce it at larger scale. Continue reading

Animal Breeding / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH

History and experiences of hormonal oestrus synchronization and mass insemination of cattle for improved genetics in Ethiopia

This working paper is based on the results of testing a simple hormonal oestrus synchronization protocol and mass insemination under on-farm conditions in order to improve access to improved dairy genetics by smallholder farmers and to kick-start market-oriented smallholder dairy development in selected sites in Ethiopia Continue reading

Animal Breeding / Animal Production / ASSP / Cattle / Dairying / DFATD / East Africa / Ethiopia / ILRI / LIVES / Livestock / LIVESTOCK-FISH / Research

Oestrus synchronization for accelerated delivery of improved dairy genetics in Ethiopia

This working paper synthesizes results of action research activities and performance of the technology at larger scale, discuss implications of the results and draw recommendations for effective and sustained application of the technology in Ethiopia. Continue reading