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Basic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Review ISSN 2315-6880 Vol. 7(3), pp. 18-24 March 2019 Copyright© 2018 Basic Research Journals

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Growth performance evaluation of sheep breeds under farmers’ management at Fentale District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia


Ashebir Worku, Tesfaye Alemu, Aman Gudeto, Mieso Gurru, Firehiwot Messele, and Genet Dadi.


Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center, Batu, Oromia.


Corresponding author: aworku74@gmail.com


Received 16 May, 2019; Acceptance 01 June, 2019; 06 June; 2019




On Farm growth performance evaluation of sheep population found in Fantale districts of east Shoa zone of Oromia regional state was conducted with the objective of assessing the growth performance of sheep under farmers’ management condition in fantale districts in East Shoa zone of Oromia Regional State. The study was a monitoring study which took place for two years (2015-2016). Body weights (birth, three, six and Yearling) records and per-weaning and post-weaning performance were assessed from 113 heads of sheep. The data were analyzed using the GLM procedures of SAS. The overall least square means (±SE) for BW, WW, SMW and YW weights (kg) of Sheep lambs at Fantale district monitoring site were 2.84± 0.04, 7.95±.0.04, 11.81±0.21 and 15.82±0.13 respectively. Birth weight was significantly (P<0.05) influenced by birth type of the lamb, whereas weaning weight is influenced by year of birth of lamb. In general, sheep breed in fantale district monitored site significantly (p<0.05) comparable in all the parameters (in birth weight, three, six and yearling weight) compared with other sheep breed in Ethiopia. To increase in the production and reproductive efficiency of sheep in the study site and reduce the mortality of lamb improvement of management system is very crucial.


 Key words: Growth performance; reproduction; weaning weight; Yearling weight


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