African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6849

Full Length Research Paper

Live body weight and linear body measurements of indigenous sheep population in their production system for developing suitable selection criteria in Central Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

H.H. Tesfay
  • H.H. Tesfay
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute(TARI), Abergelle Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box 44 Abi-Adi, Ethiopia.
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A.K. Banerjee
  • A.K. Banerjee
  • Haramaya University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Ethiopia.
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Y.Y. Mummed
  • Y.Y. Mummed
  • Oda Bultum University, Chiro, P.O.Box 266, Oromia, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 09 November 2016
  •  Accepted: 30 November 2016
  •  Published: 30 March 2017


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