Genetic trends in growth and reproductive Performance of indigenous sheep breeds managed under community-based breeding programs in the highlands of Ethiopia uri icon

abstract

  • This paper reports the biological performance of the sheep from three sheep community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) namely, Bonga, Horro and Menz from Ethiopia with the following objectives: i) Evaluate the growth and reproduction performance of Ethiopian sheep breeds kept under CBBPs; ii) Study the effects of non-genetic factors on performance of sheep breeds in Ethiopia; and iii) Evaluate the genetic progress in community-based breeding programs (CBBPs)

publication date

  • 2016