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Factors that influence the efficiency of beef and dairy cattle recording system in Kenya: A SWOT–AHP analysis

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dc.contributor.author Chrilukovian B Wasike, Thomas M Magothe, Alexander K Kahi, Kurt J Peters
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-28T07:24:09Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-28T07:24:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01-01
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.maseno.ac.ke/handle/123456789/2501
dc.description https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11250-010-9666-3 en_US
dc.description.abstract Animal recording in Kenya is characterised by erratic producer participation and high drop-out rates from the national recording scheme. This study evaluates factors influencing efficiency of beef and dairy cattle recording system. Factors influencing efficiency of animal identification and registration, pedigree and performance recording, and genetic evaluation and information utilisation were generated using qualitative and participatory methods. Pairwise comparison of factors was done by strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats–analytical hierarchical process analysis and priority scores to determine their relative importance to the system calculated using Eigenvalue method. For identification and registration, and evaluation and information utilisation, external factors had high priority scores. For pedigree and performance recording, threats and weaknesses had the highest priority scores … en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_US
dc.subject Tropical Animal Health and Production en_US
dc.title Factors that influence the efficiency of beef and dairy cattle recording system in Kenya: A SWOT–AHP analysis en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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