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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

Effective promotion of artificial insemination (AI) by private providers in pastoral areas requires stakeholders' opinion in shaping the direction of their adoption. A structured questionnaire was administered to 384 pastoralists in Kajiado and Narok counties, Kenya to elicit data on willingness to ...

Author(s)
Khainga, D. N.; Obare, G.; Nyangena, J.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2018, 10, 8, pp 262-270
Abstract

Artificial insemination (AI) and selective bull mating are considered as robust methods for dairy cattle breeding. Globally, these methods have been used to enhance productivity and realize rapid genetic gains. However, these technologies have had low adoption rates in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)....

Author(s)
Mwanga, G.; Mujibi, F. D. N.; Yonah, Z. O.; Chagunda, M. G. G.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 2, pp 395-409
Abstract

We hypothesised that use of reproductive technologies (RTs) would result in increases in economic and genetic gains of a dairy cattle breeding programme. A deterministic approach was used to compare RTs that can be utilised to increase dairy cattle productivity and profitability in Kenya. These...

Author(s)
Gicheha, M. G.; Akidiva, I. C.; Cheruiyot, R. Y.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Tropical Animal Health and Production, 2019, 51, 2, pp 473-475
Abstract

Africa has a shortage of animal products but increasing demand because of population growth, urbanisation and changing consumer patterns. Attempts to boost livestock production through the use of breeding technologies such as artificial insemination (AI) have been failing in many countries because...

Author(s)
Omondi, I. A.; Zander, K. K.; Bauer, S.; Baltenweck, I.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Animal, 2017, 11, 4, pp 677-686
Abstract

We measured the preferences for Artificial Insemination (AI) for the stocking of Sahiwal cattle by Maasai pastoralists. Multistage sampling was employed in collecting cross-sectional data of 384 respondents using structured questionnaires. An ordered probit regression model was adapted and data...

Author(s)
Khainga, D. N.; Obare, G.; Murage, A.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2015, 27, 4, pp Article 68
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,...

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

The objective of this review was to determine challenges and opportunities facing dairy cattle production in Homa Bay County, which lies within the Lake Victoria basin. Three cattle production systems were included: farms keeping indigenous breeds; farms keeping crosses of indigenous and exotic...

Author(s)
Onono, J. O.; Ochieng, A.
Publisher
Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria
Citation
Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 2018, 10, 10, pp 202-210
Abstract

Liberalization of both clinical and artificial insemination services in Kenya allowed many players into the livestock service sector. This study examines key providers of veterinary services and the factors that influence the delivery of veterinary services among smallholder dairy farmers in...

Author(s)
K'Oloo, T. O.; Ilatsia, E. D.
Publisher
NISC - Taylor & Francis, Grahamstown, South Africa
Citation
East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 2015, 81, 1, pp 46-50
Abstract

Certified organic livestock production does not exist in Kenya, yet livestock forms an integral part of many organic farms due to their role in nutrient recycling. The purpose of this study was to identify the challenges of conversion to organic dairy production. 55 semi-structured interviews of...

Author(s)
Odhong, C.; Wahome, R. G.; Vaarst, M.; Kiggundu, M.; Nalubwama, S.; Halberg, N.; Githigia, S.
Publisher
CIPAV Foundation, Cali, Colombia
Citation
Livestock Research for Rural Development, 2014, 26, 7, pp Article 125

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