Review of the Performance of the Konso Goat under Different Management Systems

Dereje Dea Damana


The aim of the current study was to review the performance of Konso goat reared under different management systems in Konso zone. Different research papers for Konso goat reared under on-station (semi-intensive) and on-farm (traditional and community-based breeding program) level reported by the different authors were used for the review. Article reviews have showed that the highest birth weight (BW), weaning weight (WW), six month weight (SW), nine month weight (NW) and yearling weight (YW) were reported for Boar*Konso crossbred (BKC) under semi-intensive on-station level than Pure Konso goats reared under both on-station and on-farm (traditional and community-based breeding program (CBBP)) levels. Konso goats managed at on-station level have performed better at BW and WW vis-a-vis goats managed under traditional and CBBP whereas in contrary for SW, NW and YW. Pre-weaning average daily weight gain (gm) was higher than post-weaning average body weight gain under all management systems. Both pre-weaning and post-weaning mortality were higher for BKC than the rests. Prolificacy was not obtained for pure Konso goat reared under on-station level.

Keywords: Goat, Konso, Performance

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/13-9-03

Publication date:June 30th 2023

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