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Table 2 Mean annual number of livestock entries and exits by species, sex and age

From: Livestock herd structures and dynamics in Garissa County, Kenya

  Entries Exits  
Species Sex Age Born Bought Given Total Sold Gave Ate Died Lost Total End balance
Camels Males Adults   1 1 2 2.5 1 1 1.7 0 6.2 −4.2
   Calves 1.8 0 0 1.8 1.8 1 1.3 2 0 6.1 −4.3
  Females Adults   2 3.7 5.7 1.9 1.3 1 3.2 1.5 8.9 −3.2
   Calves 2.3 3 0 5.3 1 1.5 0 2.3 0 4.8 0.5
Cattle Steers    0 0 0 1.7 0 0 0 0 1.7 −1.7
  Males ≥6 years   2.6 1 3.6 2.8 1.8 1 2.1 1 8.7 −5.1
   3 to 6 years   6.7 1 7.7 2.4 1.5 1.5 2.4 0 7.8 −0.1
   1 to 3 years   13.5 1 14.5 1.7 1.8 1 2.4 1 7.9 6.6
   Calves 4.4 0 0 4.4 6 0 0 1.9 0 7.9 −3.5
  Females ≥6 years   2 1.6 3.6 1.6 3.3 1 5.1 0 11 −7.4
   3 to 6 years   10.6 1 11.6 2.6 1.5 0 3.7 1 8.8 2.8
   1 to 3 years   0 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.5 0 2.8 0 5.7 −4.4
   Calves 4.9 3 0 7.9 0 0 0 1.6 0 1.6 6.3
Sheep   Rams   3.2 1.7 4.9 4.1 1.4 2.2 4.1 1 12.8 −7.9
   Ewes   3.7 3 6.7 3.4 1.9 1.8 4.3 3.3 14.7 −8
   Lambs 7.1 1 0 8.1 0 1 1.5 4.3 0 6.8 1.3
Goats   Bucks   8.4 2.3 10.7 6.3 1.9 2.8 5.5 3.8 20.3 −9.6
   Does   7.6 3 10.6 3.8 2.8 2.5 5.2 3.5 17.8 −7.2
   Kids 10.1 0 0 10.1 1.3 2 1.8 4.2 0 9.3 0.8
Donkeys    2 1.4 1.9 5.3 1.8 0 N/A 1.4 1 4.2 1.1
  1. Values in italics indicate the sub-totals of the categories above