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Beef Cattle Production Systems, Marketing and Constraints in Ethiopia

  title={Beef Cattle Production Systems, Marketing and Constraints in Ethiopia},
  author={Matawork Milkias Gobena},
  journal={Journal of Marketing and Consumer Research},
This review studies the beef cattle production systems, marketing and constraints with the aim of delivering summarized and the most important information for the producers. The agricultural  sector  plays  an  important  role  in  the  overall  development  of  the  economy  of Ethiopia.  The  sector plays a major role in the national economy and it is the  source  of  income  and  employment  for  the  rural  population. The annual contribution of ruminants to meat production in Ethiopia is… 
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