Bereket Zeleke

Bereket Zeleke
University of Melbourne | MSD · Department of Agriculture and Food Systems

Master of Science in Agricultural Science and Resource Management-Livestock Production

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The Elephant grass species is among the tropical-grass and have provided high amount biomass to the livestock. Therefore, this study was initiated to evaluate the agro-nomic parameters and biomass yields of four Elephant grass varieties under rain fed condition in South Omo Zone. The four Elephant grass varieties such as ILRI-16840, Wer-er-1333, Ar...
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This study was conducted to phenotypically characterize the local cattle population under farmers' management conditions. Field studies and collection of data carried out through household survey, focus group discussions, and linear body measurements of sample cattle. A total of 180 households were randomly selected for household interview and 345...
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Grasslands in the Ethiopian highlands have been degrading with grazing loads. Fertilizers like nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur improves the soil fertility and species composition of the grazing lands. This study justifies, evaluation of top dressing nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers on biomass yield of grass lands for market-oriented livestock pr...
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This study was conducted to identify and document major honeybee flora, its flowering period, and nectar and pollen potentials in three zones representing, three agro-ecologies in SNNP. Three districts in each zone were used for the study and a total of 120 beekeepers were purposively selected and interviewed to collect primary information. The res...
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The study was conducted in four woredas (Damot Gale,Ofa, Angacha and Hadero Tunto) the first two of them found in Wolaita zone and two of them in Kambata Tambaro Zone of SNNPR, Ethiopia respectively. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the study areas to assess village chicken production systems, productive and reproductive performance of vil...
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The study was undertaken to evaluate at on-station growth and reproductive performance of F1 crossbred Boer-Woyto Guji goat kids reared under semi-intensive management system in Konso district, south Ethiopia. A total of 57 F1 crossbred kids were used to evaluate two independent variables: birth type and sex and ten dependent variables: age at firs...
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Desho grass is a perennial drought tolerant feed to contribute a lot for dry season feed demand of Ethiopian livestock. A field experiment was conducted at Chano Substation, Southern Ethiopia, to determine dry matter yield of desho grass using factorial combination of five fertilizer rates (0:0, 11.5:43.5, 15:59.5, 20:64 and 25:91.5 kg /ha P:N) and...
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Study was conducted at agropoastorial kabale of Beyagelech, Benchmaji Zone, South nation and nationality region of Ethiopia between June 24, 2017 and September 23, 2017 G.C for three months. The objective of this study was to evaluate and demonstrate Potchefstroom Koekoek determining the effect of different level of feeding. On farm Ninety-nine chi...
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Abstract The objective of the present study was to evaluate the growth performance of purebred Dorper sheep and its F1 crossbred (50%, upgraded 75%), lamb following crossing pure imported Dorper with local ewe under BED site at the same rearing condition. For these study for crossing purpose Locally reared SNNPR regional native sheep, (Doygena n=74...
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The four countries, Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, and Tunisia, face different nutrition challenges and have different experiences and policies in place to combat hunger. Stunting rates among children below 5 years are highest in Ethiopia and Sudan (38%) compared to Sudan and Tunisia (21 and 11-9%). Children below 5 years in Egypt and Tunisia also suffer...
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The study was conducted at Southern Nation Nationalities and Peoples Regional state, Kaffa administrative Zone of Chena and Gesha woredas on phenotypic characterization and its production system of Bonga cattle. Discussion with key informants, field study on morphological characteristics, survey with structured questionnaires, linear body measureme...
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6Increasing production and productivity of crop farming ,improving income of resource poor farmers and thereby enabling the producers to build assed in Southern Ethiopia in General and Damot Sore Woreda in particular require some form of transformation of the subsistence, low-input and low-productivity farming systems to full agricultural packages...
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The study was carried out in Gamo Gofa Zone,Demba Gofa and Zala Districts of Southern Ethiopia. The objective of the study was to undertake Gofer cattle population phenotypic characterization, in its production system as well as to study on farm reproduction performance. A total of 167 households were randomly selected to fill the structured questi...
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The study was conducted in Loma district of Dawro Zone to evaluate the productivity performance of bee hives using locally adapted honeybees spp. A total of ten farmers with rich experiences in beekeeping were purposively selected for this research purpose first. Theoretical and practical training session about honeybee colony management was given...
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A study was conducted to evaluate the effect of supplementing Taro (Bolosso-1), Enset corm and Sugarcane stock on feed intake, weight gain and net return of fattening local oxen. Sixteen local un-castrated oxen of about 5 years’ age and average weight of 249 kg were used as Enset corm and Sugarcane. A completely randomized design was used and 4 bul...
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The livelihood of over 93% of the people Southern Nation Nationality and peoples Region of Ethiopia dependent on agriculture; however, agricultural system in the region is at subsistence level. Much effort has been put to generate or adapt agricultural technologies that would help to increase production and productivity but only few technologies ad...
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The livelihood of over 93% of the people Southern Nation Nationality and peoples Region of Ethiopia dependent on agriculture; however, agricultural system in the region is at subsistence level. Much effort has been put to generate or adapt agricultural technologies that would help to increase production and productivity but only few technologies ad...
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Between May 2006 and January 2007, blood samples and ticks were randomly collected from 220 nomadic animals from Filtu and Dollo Odo districts, Libaan zone, in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Overall, 81.5% cattle, 98.2% camels, 53.4% goats and 61.1% sheep were infested by ixodid ticks. Collected ticks (n = 1,036) were identified as Rhipicephalus pu...

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