The Opportunities and Challenges of Enhancing Goat Production in East Africa

A conference held at Debub University, Awassa, Ethiopia, from November 10 to 12, 2000

Sponsored by:
Association Liaison Office for University Cooperation
in Development, Washington, DC USA
United States Agency for International Development
E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research,
Langston University, Langston, OK USA
Awassa College of Agriculture, Debub University, Awassa, Ethiopia

Conference Table of Contents

Introduction and Welcoming Address
Tilahun Sahlu

Opening Address
Belay Ejigu

National Goat Research Strategy in Ethiopia
Aschalew Tsegahun, Sisay Lemma, Ameha Sebsbie, Abebe Mekoya and Zinash Sileshi

Goat Production Under Harsh Environmental Conditions: The Physiological Basis and the Challenge
Nissim Silanikove

Pastoral System Trends and Small Ruminant Production in the Borana Plateau of Southern Ethiopia
Solomon Desta and Layne Coppock

Nutritional Constraints and Future Prospects for Goat Production in East Africa
Adugna Tolera, Roger C. Merkel, Arthur L. Goetsch, Tilahun Sahlu and Tegene Negesse

Broiler Litter in Ruminant Diets - Implications for Use as a Low-Cost Byproduct Feedstuff for Goats
Arthur L. Goetsch and Glen E. Aiken

Selection and Breeding Strategies for Increased Productivity of Goats in Ethiopia
A.K. Banerjee, Getachew Animut and Ewnetu Ermias

Mange: A Disease of Growing Threat for the Production of Small Ruminants in the Amhara National Regional Stat
Amsalu Demissie, Bewket Siraw, Kassa Teferi, Tefera Tsertse, Gezahegn Mammo, Dagne Mekonnen and Shihun Shimelis

Livestock Production Constraints in a M2-2 Sub-Agroecological Zone with Special Reference to Goat Production
Markos Tibbo

The Experience of Farm-Africa in a Goat Development Project in Ethiopia
Tefera Gebremeskel

Enhancing Food Security and Income Generating Potential of Families in Southern Ethiopia Through Improved Goat Production and Extension: A Progress Report of an ALO-Funded Project
Girma Abebe, Roger C. Merkel and Tilahun Sahlu

Increasing Food Security Through Improved Goat Production: A Progress Report of a UNCF-Funded International Development Partnership Between Langston University and Alemaya University
Getachew Animut, Roger C. Merkel and Tilahun Sahlu

Development Potential and Constraints of Hides and Skins Marketing in Ethiopia
Ahmed Mahmud

Current Problems of the Leather Industry
Yibralem Abadi

Research Reports

Growth and Carcass Chararcteristics of Barbari Kids as Influenced by Concentrate Supplementation
Ameha Sebsibe and M.M. Mathur

Allometric Growth Coefficients and Partitioning of Fat Depots in Indigenous Ethiopian Menz and Horro Sheep Breeds
Enyew Negussie, O.J. Rottman, F. Pirchner and J.E.O. Rege

Smallholder Goat Production and Individual Food Security: The Case of a Women Focused Dairy Goat Development Project in Eastern Hararghe of Ethiopia
Habtemariam Kassa, Workneh Ayalew, Zewdie H/Gabriel and Tefera G/Meskel

Socioeconomic Aspect and Husbandry Practices of Sheep Kept in Awassa
Dinksew Taye and Girma Abebe

Preliminary Production and Reproduction Performance Evaluation of Mid Rift Valley and Boran Somali Goats
Tesfaye Alemu Tucho, Alemu Ragassa and Lemma Fita

Broiler Litter and Urea-Treated Wheat Straw as Feedstuffs for Alpine Doelings
Getachew Animut, Roger C. Merkel, Girma Abebe, Tilahun Sahlu and Arthur L. Goetsch

Hagenia Abyssinica (Kosso) for Internal Parasite Control in Goats
Girma Abebe, Lionel J. Dawson, Glenn Detweiler, Terry A. Gipson and Tilahun Sahlu

Alternative Approach for Evaluating Small Ruminant Genotypes for Meat Production in Ethiopia
Ewnetu Ermias, J.E.O. Rege and A.K. Banerjee

Variations in Quality and Fermentation Properties of Milk from Local Goats
Fekadu Beyene and Eyasu Seifu

Effect of Partial Suckling on Milk Yield of Somali Does and Growth Rate of Their Offspring
Fekede Feyissa and Girma Abebe

Vaccination Trial on Goats with and Elementary Bodies Preparation of Welgevonden Stock of Cowdria Isolate
T. Bekele and K. Sumption