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Table 6 Selected herd composition data for different regions of Nigeria

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

Category Age (years) Percentage of cattle
Fricke 1979 Pullan 1979 Blench 1984 van Raay 1975 Otchere 1982 KGR
Northern Kano Jos Plateau sedentarya Mambila Plateau Zaria Kaduna plains Kachia Grazing Reserve
Calf female <1 6.0 9.5 14.1 10.1 11.4 7.4
Heifer 1 to 3-4 30.6 9.0 10.7 17.5 21.1 26.2
Adult female >3 to 4 38.8 45.0 32.7 40.5 32.4 35.9
Calf male <1 3.7 9.5 13.8 10.1 11.4 6.1
Immature male 1 to 3-4 14.2 7.0 9.3 13.4 2.8 19.0
Adult males >3 to 4 6.7 20.0 19.4 8.4 20.9 5.5
Total All 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. Source: Amanor (1995) and cited references, with adaptations; KGR. March and June cattle histories
  2. aNo distinction made between male and female calves, so half allocated to each group