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Characterization of Abigar (Nuer) Cattle Breed in Gambella Region

Nakachew Minuye

ISBN 10: 3846531650 / ISBN 13: 9783846531655
Published by LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
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Paperback. 180 pages. Dimensions: 8.7in. x 5.9in. x 0.4in.The origin of Abigar cattle breed is found to be Gambella Regional State, especially the districts occupied by the Nuer people. The observed production and reproduction performance of the breed is promising under the prevailing stressful and challenging environment in the region. The Abigar cattle is said to be hardy animals in response to frequent disease outbreaks, drought and seasonal feed and water shortages and high temperature and heat loads. However, a gradually decreasing trend of Abigar cattle was reported in the study areas. Frequent disease outbreaks coupled with lack of veterinary service, lack of security, flood, cattle raiders, recurrent drought, rangeland degradation, illegal cattle marketing, seasonal feed and water shortages and lack of extension service were among the identified threats to the decreasing trend of the Abigar cattle in the study areas. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783846531655

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Title: Characterization of Abigar (Nuer) Cattle ...

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

Binding: Paperback

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The origin of Abigar cattle breed is found to be Gambella Regional State, especially the districts occupied by the Nuer people. The observed production & reproduction performance of the breed is promising under the prevailing stressful and challenging environment in the region. The Abigar cattle is said to be hardy animals in response to frequent disease outbreaks, drought and seasonal feed and water shortages and high temperature and heat loads. However, a gradually decreasing trend of Abigar cattle was reported in the study areas. Frequent disease outbreaks coupled with lack of veterinary service, lack of security, flood, cattle raiders, recurrent drought, rangeland degradation, illegal cattle marketing, seasonal feed and water shortages and lack of extension service were among the identified threats to the decreasing trend of the Abigar cattle in the study areas.

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Mr Nakachew Minuye has obtained both his BSc (in Animal &Range Sciences) and MSc (in Animal Production)degrees from Hawassa University. He worked in Gambella ATVET College & Gambella Agricultural Research Institute as instructor & researcher from October 2004 to September 2010. Currently, he is an instructor in Dilla University.

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