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Table 10 Breakdown of herd exits by cause

From: Fulani cattle productivity and management in the Kachia Grazing Reserve, Nigeria

  Exits  
  Calf deaths Non-calf deaths Sale Slaughter Gifts Offtake Overall
No. HH 26/40 26/40 39/40 15/40 16/40 39/40 40/40
No. cattle 142 363 500 37 63 600 1,105
% of all exits 12.9 32.9 45.2 3.3 5.7 54.3 100.0
Mean no./HH 3.6 9.1 12.5 0.9 1.6 15 27.6
  Calf death rate Non-calf death rate Sale rate Slaughter rate Gift rate Offtake rate Exit rate
Denominator Calves Non-calves All All All All All
No. cattle 1,070 4,652 5,722 5,722 5,722 5,722 5,722
Rate (%) 13.3 7.8 8.7 0.6 1.1 10.5 19.3
  1. Source: June questionnaire; all rates based on herd size one year previously