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Wurzinger M;, Ndumu D;, Baumung R;, Drucker A;, Okeyo AM;, Semambo DK;, Sölkner J. "Indigenous selection criteria in Ankole cattle and different production systems in Uganda."; 2005. Abstract

Ankole cattle are kept in South-Western Uganda, which is part of the cattle corridor, an area that was traditionally communal grazing land and pastoral systems. Currently, the pastoral system is undergoing a dramatic change due to land shortage, market forces and political reasons. Four different regions were identified and 30 farmers each were interviewed. In the two areas with more traditional systems main selection criteria in cows and bulls are body characteristics (coat colour, horn size and colour). Here, herds are generally larger and cattle are the main source of income. During the dry season, some families still move with their cattle in search of water and pasture. In the two other areas farmers are sedentary and both livestock and crop production contribute to the income. Due to increasing population pressure the trend is to keep few but more productive animals. Selection focuses more on production traits like milk yield, growth and fertility. Crossbreeding with exotic cattle breeds is becoming more popular. Farmers mention that Ankole have advantages over exotic breeds in terms of disease resistance, heat tolerance, lower feed requirements and the beauty of the animals. The study reported here was carried out to describe the production system with a focus on indigenous knowledge and the documentation of changes. Implications of the on-going changes on future development and improvement interventions are also discussed.

Wurzinger M, Okeyo AM, Semambo D, Solkner J. "The sedentarisation process of the Bahima in Uganda: An emic view.". 2009. Abstract

The traditional lifestyle of nomadic pastoralists is vanishing rapidly, because of human population growth which often leads to land scarcity or political pressure on pastoralists to settle. The sedentarisation of the Bahima pastoralists in Western Uganda started in the 1940s and is still going on. In this study former nomadic cattle keepers, who have settled with their families, were interviewed in order to document the decision to settle and the subsequent changes in the lifestyle of these people. All interviewees expressed their satisfaction with their sedentary life. Land scarcity, access to education, better availability of water and the possibility of crop production were given as factors for settlement. The decisions were influenced by Christian missionaries, the government and friends.

Wurzinger M;, Ndumu D;, Baumung R;, Drucker AG;, Okeyo AM;, Semambo DK;, Sölkner J. "TitleAssessing stated preferences through the use of choice experiments: valuing (re)production versus aesthetics in the breeding goals of Ugandan Ankole cattle breeders.".; 2006. Abstract

Home Help Thesaurus Okeyo AM Advanced Search Tools Marked records Mark this record Search History Print this record Email this record Export citation Download MARC21 Record Related literature •Other articles by these authors on Google Scholar •Search Google for related articles • Order from the British Library (Artweb-registered users) •Order from the British Library (public order form) •Find this book on Amazon •Search for this title in NRC-CISTI •Add to … Tag in Delic.io.us Tag in Connotea Document details TitleAssessing stated preferences through the use of choice experiments: valuing (re)production versus aesthetics in the breeding goals of Ugandan Ankole cattle breeders. AuthorsWurzinger, M.; Ndumu, D.; Baumung, R.; Drucker, A. G.; Okeyo, A. M.; Semambo, D. K.; Sölkner, J. Book chapter; Conference paperProceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 13-18 August, 2006 2006 pp. 31-09 Conference TitleProceedings of the 8th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 13-18 August, 2006. ISBN85-60088-01-6 URLhttp://www.wcgalp8.org.brRecord Number20063170234 Abstract In this study 240 cattle keepers in four regions in Southwestern Uganda were interviewed and a hypothetical choice experiment was conducted. Each choice-set consisted of 2 profiles with 6 attributes with 2 levels. The attributes for cows were horns, coat colour, size, fertility, milk yield and price. The attributes for bulls were horns, colour, muscularity, temperament, dam's performance and price. Each person got 6 choice-sets for bulls and 6 for cows. Differences in the production systems were reflected in the varying selection criteria. In cows production traits were very important and in bull

Wyckliff N, Kitaa J, Thaiyah A, others. "Community's perception on zoonotic potential of dog helminthes infections in Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya." International Journal of Veterinary Science. 2017;6:90-95. Abstract
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Wyckliff N, Kitaa J, Thaiyah A, Maingi N, Muriuki JB, others. "Coprological Study to Determine the Prevalence of Intestinal Helminthes in Dogs of Nairobi, Kenya-A Potential Zoonotic Threat." Int J Vet Sci Res. 2017;3:025-029. Abstract
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Wycliffe O, Richard O, Hillary N, Wangia S, Chimoita E. "Farmers knowledge, attitude, and perception of video-mediated learning vis-a-vis Farmers Field School on Striga weed management in Western Kenya." International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT). 2018;14(2)(ISSN):195-210.

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