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Table 7 Ranking in descending order of importance of keeping goats

From: Nomadic pastoralism in southern Iran

Reasons for keeping Male animals Female animals
  Number of farmers Ranking % of importance Number of farmers Ranking % of importance
Cashmere production 30 5 33 30 6 25
Milk production - - - 30 5 21
Selling and meat consumption 30 4 27 30 4 18
Breeding purposes 28 3 20 29 3 14
Wealth, status and saving 2 2 13 7 2 15
Social activities 28 1 7 14 1 7