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dc.contributor.authorVarvikko, T.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T06:21:47Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T06:21:47Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/50883
dc.description.abstractMetabolizable energy (ME) and crude protein (CP) of the stall-fed resources met half of the requirements of crossbred cows in the Central Ethiopian highlands. The average supply of ME and CP from stall-feeding supported a milk yield of 850 kg or 55 percent of the lactation yield. The additional ME and CP required was provided by grazing and/or from body reserves. Feeding of ME and CP was always slightly above maintenance and it never met the requirement for milk production. In addition to the constraints in the basal feed production and the availability of supplementary feeds on-farm, large herd sizes penalize the nutrition of individual animals. Increased feed production and feed budgeting according to actual requirements is necessary to utilize the genetic potential for milk production of crossbred dairy cows. Hay making soon after the long rains is a simple, practical way to improve the feeding on-farm.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherInstitute of Agricultural Research
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIAR/NLIC Proceedings; 4
dc.subjectSELALE
dc.subjectDAIRY CATTLE
dc.subjectSMALL FARMS
dc.subjectMILK PRODUCTION
dc.subjectHIGHLANDS
dc.subjectMILK YIELD
dc.subjectANIMAL FEEDING
dc.subjectCROSSBREDS
dc.subjectLACTATION
dc.subjectFARMING SYSTEMS
dc.subjectLAND USE
dc.subjectLIVESTOCK POPULATION
dc.titleNutrition constraint to improved smallholder milk production in the Ethiopian highlands: The Selale experience
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.subject.ilriDAIRYING
cg.subject.ilriCATTLE
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL PRODUCTS
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL FEEDING
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL BREEDING
cg.subject.ilriFARMING SYSTEMS
cg.subject.ilriNRM
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryETHIOPIA


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