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Adoption of Cross Breed Cows Distributed by Adami Tullu Agricultural Research Center in East Shewa and West Arsi Zones, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

Adami Tulu Research center undertaken the composite breed development to improve milk yield and Arsi cow indigenous breed. As intermediate results this research center distributed the cross breed cows to the farmers. So, this study investigated Adoption of cross breed Cows distributed by Adami Tulu Agricultural Research Center in East Shewa and West Arsi Zones, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from 223 (105 Adopters and 118 non-Adopters) respondents purposively selected from designated locations in the study area. The result also revealed that about 71.43% of sample households were adopt cross breed cow. About 113 cows and calves distributed for farmers by Adami Tulu Research Center and the total offspring of cross breed cow ranges from 1 to 14 cows on average about 4 cows. The average value of cross breed cow was on average 144,272.7 Ethiopian birr with minimum 10000 ETB and maximum 800,000 Ethiopian birr for adopters. The gender participation result indicated that the participation of women high all activities of dairy production such as milking, feeding, health management, sold milk and milk product as well as milk processing into butter. The result of Tobit model revealed that, experience in dairy production, Number of cross breed, actual price of Cross breed cow distributed, total annual cash income and extension service on livestock production positively influenced households cross breed Cow decision and intensity of adoption whereas, total livestock number negatively affected sample households cross breed cow decision and intensity of adoption. The study indicated that the government, stakeholders and concerned bodies need to focus on facilitating farmers to experience sharing, increase cross breed cows by improving livestock production, strengthen extension service and improve income of farmers by participating different income generating activities so as to improve adoption decision and intensity of adoption cross breed cows in the study area.

Adoption, Adopters, Non-Adopters, Tobit Model

APA Style

Negesse Senbeta, A., Esmael Ahmed, Y. (2023). Adoption of Cross Breed Cows Distributed by Adami Tullu Agricultural Research Center in East Shewa and West Arsi Zones, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. American Journal of Zoology, 6(3), 53-62.

ACS Style

Negesse Senbeta, A.; Esmael Ahmed, Y. Adoption of Cross Breed Cows Distributed by Adami Tullu Agricultural Research Center in East Shewa and West Arsi Zones, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am. J. Zool. 2023, 6(3), 53-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajz.20230603.12

AMA Style

Negesse Senbeta A, Esmael Ahmed Y. Adoption of Cross Breed Cows Distributed by Adami Tullu Agricultural Research Center in East Shewa and West Arsi Zones, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Am J Zool. 2023;6(3):53-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajz.20230603.12

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