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Table 2 Frequently mentioned reason(s) for selling different camel classes 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 Total sales ( N) Reasons for selling (%)
Livelihood needs Direct investments Disease cases Poor performance Destocking
Overall Pastoral 140 65.0 26.4 0.7 7.1 0.7
Peri-urban 168 67.9 22.0 1.8 6.0 2.4
Heifers Pastoral 16 8.6 2.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Peri-urban 8 4.2 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0
Steers (≤4 years) Pastoral 48 26.4 7.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Peri-urban 128 60.1 16.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breeding females Pastoral 30 9.3 7.1 0.7 4.3 0.0
Peri-urban 18 0.6 3.0 1.2 6.0 0.0
Breeding males Pastoral 46 20.7 8.6 0.0 2.9 0.7
Peri-urban 14 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 2.4