Birhane Mekete Bogale (PhD)

Full Name Berhane Mekete Bogale (PhD)
Academic Rank Assistant Professor
Education Background  
  • Ph.D. in Livestock Production and Management in February 16, 2013 from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, Haryana State, India.
  • M.Sc. in Animal Production and Management in April, 2001 from University of Jawaharlal, Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India.
  • B.Sc. Degree in Animal Science in July 1987 from Haramaya University, Alemaya, East Harrerge, Ethiopia.
Working Experiences
  • Assistant Professor, Injibara University from September 2022 to the present. In this period, I have thought different M.Sc. courses to M.Sc. Animal Production students. I am now advising two M.Sc. students while they are preparing their research proposals in the area of economical feeding formulated layer ration to exotic chickens; and performance evaluation of elephant grass under highland and midland agro-ecology of Awi Zone.
  • Assistant Professor, Ambo University from February 2013 to August 2022. In this period, I have thought different M.Sc. courses to M.Sc. Animal Production students. Besides, I advised 22 M.Sc. Students (being MajorAdvisor 15 and Co-Advisor 7).
  • Head, Department Animal Sciences, Ambo University from March, 2007- December, 2008, Ambo, West Shoa, Ethiopia.
  • Lecturer, Ambo University from October 2003 to January 2013 and teaching different B.Sc. courses in the in the Department of Animal Science, Ambo University, Ethiopia.
  • Senior Instructor of Animal Production Management from February 2003 to September, 2003 in Woreta Agricultural Technical and Vocational Educational Training (ATVET) College, Woreta, South Gonder, Ethiopia.
  • Researcher of Livestock and Forage Production from February, 2001- January, 2003 in Chagni Livestock Research Centre, Awi Administrative Zone, Chagni, Ethiopia.
  • Livestock Development Expert, Senior Livestock Development Planning Expert and Coordinator of Agricultural Development Planning Team from February 1993 to August 1998 in Planning and Economic Development Bureau, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.
  • Junior Livestock Development Planning Expert and Coordinator of Production Planning Department from February 1989 to January 1993 in Ogaden Autonomous Regional Planning Office, Gode, Ethiopia.
  • Junior Livestock Development Planning Expert from September 1987 to January 1989 in Eastern Ethiopia Regional Planning Office, Harrar, East Harrerge, Ethiopia.   
Research Interest
  • Poultry Feeding and Management of Exotic Chickens
  • Dairy Animal Feeding and  Husbandry Practices of Dairy Animals
  • Feeding of Meat Animals Specifically Economical Feeding of Fattening Sheep, Goats and Large Ruminant Animals and Husbandry Practices
  • Forage and Pasture Production
  • Animal Nutrition Especially on Non-Conventional Feed Resources

1) Getachew Adugna, Berhane Mekete Bogale and Helen

    Nigussie.2024.Effect of supplementing concentrate mixture with

    field pea hull on yearling ram lambs of local sheep: Nutrient intake,

    linear body measurements, and changes in body weight.

    Ethiop. Vet. J., 28 (1): 88-104.

2) Berhane Mekete Bogale and Tesfaye Engida D. 2023. Effect of

     replacing essential amino acid and soybean seed with meat and

     bone meal on efficiency of feed utilization and laying performance

     of exotic chickens. Livestock Research for Rural Development.

     35 (6) 2023.

3) Mijena D., Mekete B, and Getiso A. 2022.Effect of nps fertilizer

    and harvesting stage on biomass yield and quality parameters of

    bracharia grass under supplementary irrigation in Southern

    Ethiopia.Ukrainian Journal of Ecology.12(10): 20-33,

    doi: 10.15421/2022_405

4) Berhane Mekete and Tesfaye Engida. 2022. Effect of replacing

    essential amino acids and soybean seed with meat and bone meal  on

   feed intake, body weight change and quality of eggs in exotic

    chickens. Livestock Research for Rural Development.34 (7) 2022.

5) Tesfaye Engida, Fikire Lobago, Alemayehu Lemma, Anteneh M.

    Yenehun, and BerhaneMekete. 2022.  Validation of the human

     progesterone assay kit for cattle as A pregnancy diagnosis tool.

     Veterinary Medicine International.pp.1-5.

6) Mesfine Diro, Berhane Mekete and Endrias Zewudu. 2021. Effect

     of pre-slaughter Beef cattle handling on welfare and beef quality in

    Ambo and Guder markets and abattoirs, Ormia Regional State,

    Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Sci. Technol. 14 (2): 89-104.

7) Chala Adugna, Berane Mekete and Fayine Muluna.2020.

     Reproductive and productive performance of dairy cattle in

     BakoTibe District, West Shoa Zone, Oromia. International Journal of

     Agricultural and Natural Sciences.15 (3): 240-248.

8) Chala Terefe and Berhane Mekete. 2018. Poultry value chain

    actors, access of Farmers to different services and their constraints in

    Ambo and Toke Kutaye Districts, West Shewa Zone, Oromia

    Regional State, Ethiopia.  Proceeding of the 6th Annual National

    Research Conference of Ambo Universityon the Theme“Research

    and Technology Transfer for Societal Development”, Volume I,

    June, 2018. Ambo, Ethiopia. PP.  49-62.

9) Berhane Mekete, Shive Prasad and Getnet Assefa.2015. Effect of

    feeding pulse hulls in concentrate mixture on nutrient intake and

    milk yield of dairy cows. National Research Conference of

    Hawassa University on the Theme “ Best-fit Research Outputs and

    Practices for Improved Livelihoods and Sustainable Development in

   Ethiopia”,June 22-24, 2015, Hawassa, Ethiopia.

10) Berhane Mekete, Shive Prasad, Getnet Assefa and Smita Sirohi.2014. Effect of feeding pulse hulls in concentrate mixture on milk yield and economics returns of dairy cows. The 5th Annual

      National Research Symposium Proceedings of Debre Markos

      Universityon the Theme “ Research-based Interventions for a

      Better Future” August,2014, Debre Markos, Ethiopia. PP. 12-22.

11) Berhane Mekete, Prasad Shiv, Getnet Assefa and Rai, S.N.2013.

      Inclusion of pulse hulls in concentrate mixture and their effect on

      nutrient intake, digestibility and milk yield of dairy cows. Journal

     of Science and Sustainable Development (JSSD) 1 No. 2. The

     International Journal of Ambo University, Ambo:1-12.

12) Berhane Mekete, Prasad, Shiv, Getnet Assefa and Rai S.N. 2013.

      Effect of feeding pulse hulls in concentrate mixture on nutrient

      intake, milk production and efficiency of nutrient utilization in

      dairy cows. Proceeding of Indian Society of Animal production and

      Management, 20th Annual conference, January 28-30, 2013.

13) Berhane Mekete. 2011.Utilization of non-conventional agro-

       industrial by-products to ruminant animals for sustainable

       development and environment protection- A review. International

       Conference on Ecosystem Conservation and Sustainable

       Development, Held from February 10-12, 2011 in Ambo

       University, Ambo, Ethiopia.

14) Berhane Mekete and Workneh Ayalew.2003. Promotion of dairy

      marketing using farmer’s  cooperatives: Lessons from India. ESAP

     Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference, August 21-23, 2003.

     ESAP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PP. 81-87.

15) Berhane M.B. and Singh V.P. 2002. Effect of feeding indigenous

      galactopoietic feed supplements on milk production in crossbred

      cows. The Indian Journal of Animal Science 72 (7): 609-611.


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