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Table 7 Comparison of herd composition for new immigrant and old settler households

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

Category Age (years) Number Percent Pearson’s chi square
New Old New Old
Calf female <1 70 60 7.1 6.0 0.867, p = 0.352
Heifer 1 to 3-4 279 269 28.2 27.1 0.311, p = 0.577
Adult females >3 to 4 348 380 35.2 38.3 2.024, p = 0.155
Calf male <1 50 75 5.1 7.6 5.229, p = 0.022a
Immature male 1 to 3-4 174 163 17.6 16.4 0.488, p = 0.485
Adult males >3 to 4 68 45 6.9 4.5 5.063, p = 0.024a
Grand total   989 992 100 100  
  1. Source: June cattle histories
  2. aStatistically significant at the 5% level