African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Full Length Research Paper

Characterization of cattle husbandry practices in Essera Woreda, Dawuro Zone, Southern Ethiopia

Andualem Tonamo
  • Andualem Tonamo
  • Department of Animal and Range sciences, Madawalabu University, Ethiopia.
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Berhan Tamir
  • Berhan Tamir
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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Gebeyehu Goshu
  • Gebeyehu Goshu
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
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Ermias Belete
  • Ermias Belete
  • Department of Animal and Range Sciences, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 23 May 2015
  •  Accepted: 04 August 2015
  •  Published: 20 August 2015

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