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Table 2 Frequencies (%) of feed resources as reported by smallholder dairy farmers in Jimma town

From: Assessment of feed resources, feeding practices and coping strategies to feed scarcity by smallholder urban dairy producers in Jimma town, Ethiopia

Feed resources Type of farm
Small (n = 18) Medium (n = 18) Large (n = 18) Total P value
Natural pasture grazing 11.1 5.6 7.4 21.1 0.492
Hay 22.2 25.9 31.5 79.6 0.114
Green feed 29.6 31.5 33.3 94.4 0.347
Cereal grains 0 0 1.9 1.9 0.361
Wheat bran 27.8 31.5 25.9 85.2 0.358
Commercial concentrate 13.0 22.2 20.4 55.6 0.207
Molasses 3.7 3.7 0 7.4 0.340
Brewery spent grain 0 3.7 1.9 5.6 0.347
Noug cake 9.3 3.7 7.4 20.4 0.450
Cotton seed cake 1.9 1.9 3.7 7.4 0.763
Maize powder 0 0 3.7 3.7 0.125
Local brewery by-product (Attela) 27.8 25.9 24.1 77.8 0.725
Khat (Catha edulis) leaf 0 3.7 0 3.7 0.125
Banana leaves and pseudo-stems 11.1 1.9 3.7 16.7 0.061
Enset leaves and pseudo-stems 13.0 14.8 9.3 37 0.574
Papaya stems 7.4 3.7 5.6 16.7 0.670
Sugar cane tops 11.1 13.0 9.3 33.3 0.779
Bean and pea hulls 16.7 13.0 13.0 42.6 0.739
Mill house waste (bulule) 7.4 0 0 7.4 0.013
Tree legumes 0 0 1.9 1.9 0.361
Common salt 33.3 33.3 33.3 100