Longitudinal observation on reproductive and lactation performances of smallholder crossbred dairy cattle in Fitche, Oromia region, central Ethiopia

@article{Lobago2007LongitudinalOO,
  title={Longitudinal observation on reproductive and lactation performances of smallholder crossbred dairy cattle in Fitche, Oromia region, central Ethiopia},
  author={Fikre Lobago and Merga Bekana and Hans {\AA}ke Gustafsson and Hans Kindahl},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2007},
  volume={39},
  pages={395-403}
}
A two-year longitudinal study was conducted to assess the reproductive and lactation performances of smallholder crossbred dairy cattle in Fitche, central Ethiopia. Twenty-four smallholder dairy farms were monitored and data on reproductive, breeding, lactation and management aspects of crossbred dairy cows (n = 69) were collected and analysed. Moreover, milk samples were collected and analysed for progesterone. The overall Least-squares means for calving interval (CI), calving to conception… CONTINUE READING
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