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Heat detection determines the success of a genetic improvement program through artificial insemination. The study consisted in establishing the estrus responses of animals synchronized by the Prid® Delta protocol associated with PGF2α and PMSG. A total of 148 cows and heifers were used in this...

Author(s)
Seme, K.; Pitala, W.; Kulo, A. E.; Talaka, E.; Gabiam, K. B.; Djabangou, P.; Kotoe, M. D.; Gbeassor, M.
Publisher
International Formulae Group (IFG), Dschang, Cameroon
Citation
International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences, 2017, 11, 3, pp 958-966
Abstract

Kenya's dairy sub sector contributes about 8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with an annual milk production of 3.43 billion litres. Kenyan milk production is 3% of the 18% global production by Sub Saharan Africa. Dairy cattle population is estimated at 4.3 million kept under extensive,...

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Odero-Waitituh, J. A.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2017, 29, 7, pp Article 139
Abstract

The aim of this study was to establish the typology of cattle farms in the northern regions of Cameroon in order to reveal structural and functional characteristics that could be selected for an artificial insemination program. A survey was carried out among 54 breeders. The results showed that the ...

Author(s)
Kouamo, J.; Pa-Ana, P.
Publisher
CIRAD-EMVT (Département d'Élevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire du CIRAD), Cachan Cedex, France
Citation
Revue d'Élevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, 2017, 70, 3, pp 73-80
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Cattle are critical to most smallholder agricultural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. A study was carried out to assess breed and trait preferences, breeding practices, application and potential adoption of novel reproductive technologies by smallholder cattle farmers in four districts of...

Author(s)
Gororo, E.; Makuza, S. M.; Chatiza, F. P.; Gwatibaya, S.; Gahadzikwa, P.; Chidzwondo, F.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
International Journal of Livestock Production, 2017, 8, 10, pp 168-179
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Author(s)
Seck, M.; Marshall, K.; Fadiga, M. L.
Publisher
Institut International de Recherche sur l'Elevage (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya
Citation
Cadre de politique pour le développement de la filière laitière au Sénégal, 2016, pp ix + 53 pp.
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In Kenya, good quality heifers are in high demand but are generally unavailable and expensive. Innovative usage of in-vitro embryo production (IVEP) system and embryo transfer (ET) has a potential to help deliver appropriate cattle genotypes to farmers efficiently. Use of Ovum pick up (OPU) from...

Author(s)
Mutembei, H. M.; Mulei, C. M.; Mbithi, P. M. F.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, Nigeria
Citation
International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2016, 5, 2, pp 64-68
Abstract

Development of the livestock industry and its role in poverty alleviation in developing countries depends on how adaptive the production systems are to changing global environmental and economic trends. This paper characterizes dairy production systems in India, Tanzania, Kenya and Nicaragua, and...

Author(s)
Ojango, J. M. K.; Wasike, C. B.; Enahoro, D. K.; Okeyo, A. M.
Publisher
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Citation
Animal Genetic Resources, 2016, 59, pp 81-95
Abstract

Facing growth in demand, dairy production in peri-urban areas of developing countries is changing rapidly. To characterise this development around Bamako (Mali), this study establishes a typology of dairy production systems with a special focus on animal genetic resources. The survey included 52...

Author(s)
Toure, A.; Moula, N.; Kouriba, A.; Traore, B.; Tindano, K.; Leroy, P.; Antoine-Moussiaux, N.
Publisher
Kassel University Press, Kassel, Germany
Citation
Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics, 2015, 116, 1, pp 37-47
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Most Kenyan farmers are in need of services to improve their cattle breeds. The artificial insemination and bull services are the only available options to improve these breeds. A study was conducted to determine constraints associated to the use of breeding services in Kenya. The methods used to...

Author(s)
Lawrence, F. G.; Mutembei, H. M.; Lagat, J.; Mburu, J.; Amimo, J.; Okeyo, A. M.
Publisher
Faculty of Agriculture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra, Nigeria
Citation
International Journal of Veterinary Science, 2015, 4, 4, pp 211-215
Abstract

Dairy cattle breeding is an important technology in the enhancement and promotion of dairy production in Uganda. The introduction of germplasm through AI is crucial to enhance the production potential of the local breeds. A study was conducted in six districts of Uganda in the central region using...

Author(s)
Mugisha, A.; Kayiizi, V.; Owiny, D.; Mburu, J.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2014, 2014, pp Article ID 169380

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