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dc.contributor.authorChrilukovian B. Wasike
dc.contributor.authorThomas M. Magothe
dc.contributor.authorAlexander K. Kahi
dc.contributor.authorKurt J. Peters
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-24T12:23:23Z
dc.date.available2012-10-24T12:23:23Z
dc.date.issued2010-07-20
dc.identifier.citationDOI 10.1007/s11250-010-9666-3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/350
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/e43432h705u82t51/en_US
dc.description.abstractAbstract 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. Strengths factors could not sustain the required efficiency of the system. Weaknesses of the system predisposed it to threats. Available opportunities could be explored as interventions to restore efficiency in the system. Defensive strategies such as reorienting the system to offer utilityen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipPwani Universityen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Science+Business Mediaen_US
dc.subjectAnimal recording systemen_US
dc.subjectRecording efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectSWOT–AHP analysisen_US
dc.titleFactors that influence the efficiency of beef and dairy cattle recording system in Kenya: A SWOT–AHP analysisen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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