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Table 2 Comparison of herd size estimates across different surveys and data sources

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

Data source Assessment method Unit of interest No. of HH Total cattle Average/HH
March 2011 survey (64 HH)
 Questionnaire How many cattle does your HH keep in the KGR? Wuro 57 4,730 83.0
 Cattle histories Cattle sampled from selected HH Ruga 49 1,653 33.7
June 2011 census (724 HH)
 Government census Number of cattle managed by HH in the KGR Ruga 724 41,234 57.0
June 2011 survey (40 HH)
 Questionnaire How many cattle does your HH own, including cattle kept on holdings outside KGR? Wuro 40 6,264 156.6
 Cattle kept in KGR 40 5,140 128.5
 Cattle kept on other holdings 15 1,124 74.9
 Cattle histories Cattle sampled from selected HH Ruga 40 1,981 49.5
 Government census Number of cattle managed by HH (cattle kept in KGR) Ruga 40 2,136 53.4
October 2011 survey (41 HH)
 Questionnaire How many cattle does your HH own, including cattle kept on holdings outside KGR? Wuro 41 4,405 107.4
 Cattle kept in KGR 41 3,330 81.2
 Cattle kept on other holdings 15 1,075 71.7