International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 264

Full Length Research Paper

Feed resources availability and livestock production in the central rift valley of Ethiopia

Zewdie Wondatir
Yoseph Mekasha

  •  Accepted: 11 December 2013
  •  Published: 01 February 2014


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