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Table 1 Sales and purchases of different camel classes by camel keepers in pastoral and peri-urban systems

From: Assessment of camel and camel milk marketing practices in an emerging peri-urban production system in Isiolo County, Kenya

Camel class Production system N(camels) Sales (%) Purchases (%)
Heifers Pastoral 301 5.3 12.3
Peri-urban 382 2.1 27.5
Total 683 3.5 20.8
χ 2 value   5.153* 23.602**
Steers (≤4 years) Pastoral 186 25.8 2.7
Peri-urban 204 62.8 0.7
Total 390 45.1 1.8
χ 2 value   53.610** 1.610 NS
Breeding females Pastoral 1,143 2.6 0.3
Peri-urban 1,217 1.5 0.5
Total 2,360 2.0 0.4
χ 2 value   3.882* 0.825 NS
Breeding males Pastoral 156 29.5 1.9
Peri-urban 82 17.1 0.0
Total 238 25.2 1.3
χ 2 value   4.393* 1.597 NS
  1. * = p < 0.05; ** = p < 0.0001; NS = p > 0.05.