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Table 5 Off-take rates of animals in Mauritania in 1998 (MDRE/BDPA-SCETAGRI 1992; Van Lancker 1999)

From: What value for pastoral livelihoods? An economic valuation of development alternatives for ephemeral wetlands in eastern Mauritania

Domestic animal Exploitation rate (%) Average carcase weight (kg) Wholesale animal price UM (1998)a Meat prices Aioun (UM/kg 1998)
Cattle 10 150 42.000 290
Camels 9 180 40.000 290
Sheep and goats 25 15 9.000 450
  1. aAverage market price for a live animal over a one-year period (MDRE/GTZ 1998; McCracken 2000)