International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

Characterization of Begait cattle using morphometric and qualitative traits in Western Zone of Tigray, Ethiopia

Teweldemedhn Mekonnen
  • Teweldemedhn Mekonnen
  • Tigray Agricultural Research Institute; Humera Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box-62, Tigray, Ethiopia. 2Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, P. O. Box 5954, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Selam Meseret
  • Selam Meseret
  • Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute, P. O. Box 5954, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 09 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 29 October 2019
  •  Published: 29 February 2020

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