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Table 2 Camel acquisition and herd composition

From: Socio-economic determinants of pastoralists’ choice of camel production in Karamoja sub-region, Uganda

Attribute Indicator
Sex of household head (n = 52)
 Male 81%
 Female 19%
Source of initial camel stock
 Inherited 48.1%
 Bought 40.4%
 Received as bride price 3.8%
 Received as gift 7.7%
Average camel herd size 17.96 ± 22.12
Adult camel herd size (mean) 13.52 ± 17.27
Number of calves (mean) 4.53 ± 5.763
Number of cows (mean) 9.67 ± 12.368
Number of bulls (mean) 3.85 ± 7.149
Received extension support focusing on camel rearing 8%