International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 263

Full Length Research Paper

The effect of using either soybean or groundnut straw as part of basal diet on body weight gain, and carcass characteristics of Gumuz Sheep

Mezgebu Getnet Alebel
  • Mezgebu Getnet Alebel
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia.
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Mengistu Urge
  • Mengistu Urge
  • Departement of Animal and Range Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.
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Getnet Assefa
  • Getnet Assefa
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Bainesagn Worku
  • Bainesagn Worku
  • Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Pawe Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia.
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Ayele Abebe
  • Ayele Abebe
  • Debrebirhan Agricultural Research Center, Debre Birhan, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 10 November 2018
  •  Accepted: 03 January 2019
  •  Published: 31 March 2019


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