Denbela Hidosa

Denbela Hidosa
Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI)

Master of Livestock Nutrition

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Introduction
I am Denbela Hidosa and currently I have been employed in South Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center as Research Associate. My Research Interests is undertaking research in thematic area of livestock Nutrition and Forage Development. Hence, currently I have been carried out different research Innovation around the small ruminant nutrition and improved forages by using innovative techniques for pastoral communities in South Omo Zone in Southern Ethiopia.
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January 2020 - present
South Agricultural Research Institute
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  • Researcher
Description
  • I am Denbela Hidosa and have been working different research activities in livestock nutrition at dry land prone area of South Omo zone, South-western Ethiopia in SNNPRS.

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Publications (36)
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Lack of updated information on the livestock feed resource and utilization practice are major challenges to livestock producers and police makers in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study was conducted in Derashe special district with aim of assessing the availability of feed resources and feeding practice, chemical composition of major feeds, and major c...
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The browse species are an important source of nutrients for goats in arid range-land. However, the chemical compositions of browse species used as goat feed in Bena-Tsemay district have not studied and documented for future long-term utilization which target to properly balance their inclusion levels in animal diets. Thus, this study was conducted...
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This study was conducted to quantify biomass yield and quality parameters of five Sesbania sesban varieties in irrigated lowland of Dassench district. The Sermemiret Kebele from Dassench district was selected for on-farm trial. The five Sesbania sesban varieties such as DZ-2002, DZ-0040, DZ-0079, DZ-0073 and DZ-32 were evaluated in a randomized com...
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The deficit in quantity and quality of feed in one of the major nutritional impairments that are affecting livestock production in South Omo. Pigeon pea species is among the legume fodder species, which has been playing a pivotal role in providing a high quality protein to the livestock. This study was initiated to evaluate biomass yield and qualit...
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The shortage in livestock feeds is among the factors affecting the livestock production in South Omo. This feed shortage stretches to increase unproductive and low productive performance of livestock in the study areas. Thus, present finding intended to evaluate the biomass yields and nutritive values of Leucaena varieties under surface irrigation...
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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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The understanding the productive and reproductive potential of indigenous cattle is vital for designing an appropriate cattle breeding and management strategies. This study aims better understanding the reproductive and productive potential of indigenous cattle reared in the three cattle production system of Bena-Tsemay district of South Omo. The f...
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Lack of updated information on the cattle production system and breeding practices are major challenges to cattle producers and police makers in Ethiopia. This study was conducted in the Bena-Tsemay district aimed to assess the cattle production systems and breeding practices. The household survey involved interviewing of 150 households of eight pu...
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Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) species is leguminous herbaceous forage primarily used as feed for livestock due to high protein content and digestible fibers. This study was initiated to evaluate dry matter yield and chemical composition of four Alfalfa varieties grown under rain fed condition in a randomized completed block design in factorial arrangem...
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Background: Productivity and reproductive performances of livestock in Ethiopia is low mainly due to scarcity and quality of feed. The Desho grass is indigenous to Ethiopia and belongs to the family Poaceae and has high biomass production potential that could be used to tackle the problem of scarcity and quality of feed. Objectives: This study was...
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Goat feed inventory and feed balance studies were conducted in Hamer and Bena-Tsemay Woredas with the aim of assessing the current status of major goat feed resources, dry matter availability and goat feed balance. Five kebeles from Bena-Tsemay and three kebeles from Hamer were selected. In each Woreda, between eight and twelve herders were selecte...
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Abstract Background and Objectives: Acacia species are common in the drier areas of Ethiopian rangelands and are rich in protein and digestible nutrients. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Acacia tortilis pod feeding on the performance of yearling male Woyto-Guji goats. Materials and Methods: Twenty yearling male Woyto-Guji goats with ini...
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On farm improved forage species Evaluation and Demonstration was conducted at WoyitoPeasant association ofBena-tsemayWoreda of South Omo Zone in the 2014 under supplementary irrigation using the improved legume species in order to identify the adaptable and high biomass yielding forage species. The field experiment was laid out in a randomized comp...
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In tropics and subtropics livestock production challenged by the many factors and among them, the availability and quality of feed resource is a critical and major cause for such low a production particularly during dry seasons. It is important to advice the livestock producer to overcome the nutritional deficiency phenomena and many researchers ha...
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Participatory on farm improved forage species evaluation was conducted at Keelewe Peasant association of Dassench Woreda of South Omo Zone in the 2014 under irrigated condition using the improved forage legumes to identify the adaptable and high biomass yielding forage species. The field experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design...
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The cross sectional assessment study on dairy production system and its constraints and opportunities was conducted in Hamer woreda of south omo zone with objective of assessing dairy production system, milk and milk products handling, processing and marketing systems. A total of 180 despondence households from six peasant association with 30 respo...
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The pigeon pea species could play an important role in providing a significant amount of high quality dry matter yield and digestible crude protein to the livestock. Therefore, this study was initiated to evaluate the dry matter yield and chemical composition of five pigeon pea varieties under rain fed condition in 2017 and 2018 main cropping years...
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Desho grass is indigenous grass to Ethiopia and belonging to the family of Poaceae and has high biomass production potential. Therefore, this study was initiated to evaluate dry matter yield and chemical composition of four desho (Pennisetum pedicellatum)grass varieties in 2017 and 2018 cropping years at on- station of Jinka Agricultural Research...
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A goat feed inventory and feed balance studies were conducted inthe Hamer and Bena-Tsemay Woredas in South Omo Zone with the aim of assessing the current status of major goat feed resources, their dry matter availability and the overall goat feed balance within the regions. Five kebeles from Bena-Tsemay and three kebeles from Hamer were selected fo...
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The adaptation and evaluation tested Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) accessions was conducted at Jinka Agricultural Research Center in the 2013 main cropping season under rain fed condition aim to identify adaptable and high biomass yielding Alfalfa accessions. The field experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design /RCBD/ with three r...
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The adaptation and evaluation of Cenchrus ciliaris, Chloris gayana and Panicum coloratum grass species was conducted at Jinka Agricultural Research Center in the 2013 main cropping seasons under rain fed conditions in order to identify adaptable and high biomass yielding grass species to study agro ecology. The field experiment was laid out in a ra...
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The experiment was conducted at Key Afer Goat Research Substation of Jinka Agricultural Research Center to identify supplementation effect of different urea levels in urea molasses block (UMB) on weight gain performance of Boer x Woyto-Guji crossbred female goats. Total of 16 female goats with average initial body weight of 16.75±0.5 kg were arrang...
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The five oat varieties were evaluated for their dry matter yield, crude protein, Neutral detergent fiber, Acid detergent fiber and Ash at Geza kebele of South Ari Woreda in South Omo Zone during 2018 cropping season. The study was conducted in randomized complete block design with three replications per variety. Data on forage dry matter yield, pla...
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An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of lablab and pigeon pea leaf supplementation on feed intake, digestibility, weight gain, and carcass characteristics of goats fed a basal diet of haricot bean haulms. Thirty-two yearling intact male goats with an average initial body weight of 14.4 ± 1.04 kg (Means ± SD) were assigned to one of th...
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p>On farm adaptability test of different grass species was conducted on pastoral area of Keelewe peasant association in Dassench Woreda of South Omo Zone in 2016 under irrigated condition with the objective to identify high biomass yielding grass species. The field experiment was laid out in a Randomized Complete Block Design with four replicates p...
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The study was carried out in Maale Woreda, in South Western Ethiopia aimed to assess feed resource, feed resource availability and feed production constraints. Six Kebeles per Woreda were selected and one focus group discussion which comprised 12 pastoralists per kebele were identified and interviewed. For the key informants’ interview, two livesto...
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The experiment was conducted at Key Afer Goat Research Substation of Jinka Agricultural Research Center to identify supplementation effect of different urea levels in urea molasses block (UMB) on weight gain performance of Boer x Woyto-Guji crossbred female goats. Total of 16 female goats with average initial body weight of 16.75±0.5 kg were arrang...
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Livestock is a key asset for poor communities, fulfilling multiple economic, social and risk management functions. However, currently it has been challenged by climate change such as the long-term misbalance of temperature, wind and rainfall characteristics of a specific region. Climate change has affected livestock production systems through impai...
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This paper recapitulates the role of legume forage meal supplementation on feed intake, weight gain, and digestibility and carcass characteristics of ruminant livestock. The different research works that had been carried out on ruminant livestock that fed on a basal diet of roughage based diets and supplemented with leaf meal(hay) of forage legumes...
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Participatory field experiment was conducted at Kako and Chali peasant associations of Bena Tsemay woreda, South Omo Zone in the 2012 to 2013 main cropping seasons under rain fed conditions using the forage legume species to identify adaptable and high biomass yielding forage legume species. The field experiment was laid out in a randomized complet...

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