Reproductive Performance and Body Weight Changes in Draught Cows in a Smallholder Semi-arid Farming Area of Zimbabwe

@article{Chimonyo2000ReproductivePA,
  title={Reproductive Performance and Body Weight Changes in Draught Cows in a Smallholder Semi-arid Farming Area of Zimbabwe},
  author={Michael Chimonyo and N. T. Kusina and Humphrey Hamudikuwanda and O. Nyoni},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2000},
  volume={32},
  pages={405-415}
}
The reproductive performance of 46 cows in a semi-arid, smallholder farming area of Zimbabwe was monitored for a year. Half the cows were used throughout the monitoring period for various draught purposes, including ploughing and procurement of farm produce for marketing using carts. All the cows lost body weight between July and October, after which the… CONTINUE READING