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Table 4 Mean (± SD) purchase price (Ksh) of different classes of camels 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 Mean difference t test (p value)
Pastoral Peri-urban
Heifers 22,308 ± 16,616 13,022 ± 3,294 9,286 0.013*
Steers (≤4 years) 9,375 ± 2,428 10,000a 625 0.833 NS
Breeding females 15,000 ± 1,000 14,000 ± 6,164 1,000 0.797 NS
  1. KSh. 69 = US$1 at the time of the study (2007). aOnly three males were purchased in the peri-urban system for the same price. *p < 0.05; NS = p > 0.05.