African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6688

Full Length Research Paper

Handling and utilization pattern of cattle milk and milk products in Northern Ethiopia

Tsadkan Zegeye
  • Tsadkan Zegeye
  • Mekelle Agricultural Research Center, P.O Box 258 Mekelle, Tigray, Ethiopia.
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Gurja Belay
  • Gurja Belay
  • College of Natural and Computational Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 13 March 2018
  •  Accepted: 15 June 2018
  •  Published: 23 August 2018


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