Animal Genetic Resources
International Livestock Research Institute
PO Box 5689, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
General Breed Information
Breed Name/Variety/Ecotype :
Breed/Variety/Ecotype Origin :
In Tilili market shed of the North western part of Ethiopia.
It is a moist and sub-humid agro-ecological zone, receiving average annual rainfall of about 1460 mm per year with an altitude of 2180m a.s.l.. The agricultural system is characterized as a high potential cereal based crop-livestock mixed farming system with tef, millet, maize and noug being the major crops and cattle, sheep, goat, chicken, donkey, horse and mule being the major animals.