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Table 3 Estimates of productive performance of Ethiopian camel ecotypes

From: Camel production systems in Ethiopia: a review of literature with notes on MERS-CoV risk factors

Parameter Estimates Location Source
Milk yield, kg/day 8 to 10 Ogaden, Somali Wolde 1991
2.92 (2.7 to 4.92) Afar and Somali Tadesse et al. 2015a, b
4.14 (1.26 to 6.77) Erer, Somali Bekele et al. 2002
5.2 (1 to 10) Jijiga and Shinille, Somali Eyasu 2009
6 Borana Megersa et al. 2008
4 (3 to 5) Jijiga, Somali Sisay et al. 2015
6.57 Borana, Oromia Dejene 2015
3.75 Erer valley, East Hararghe Mekuriaw 2007
Milk yield, kg/lactation 2009 Jijiga, Somali Tezera and Belay 2002
1244 Shinille, Somali Tezera and Belay 2002
1585 Afar and Somali Tadesse et al. 2015a, b
1422 Erer, Somali Bekele et al. 2002
2040 Babille and Gursum, Somali Sisay et al. 2015
Lactation length, months 14 Ogaden, Somali Wolde 1991
13.76 (10.75 to 19.4) Afar and Somali Tadesse et al. 2015a, b
11.51 (6 to 24) Somali Keskes et al. 2013b
12 Afar Keskes et al. 2013a
12 (7.5 to 18.9) Erer, Somali Bekele et al. 2002
12.7 (6 to 24) Jijiga and Shinille, Somai Eyasu 2009
13.85 Babille, Somali Sisay et al. 2015
12.53 Gursum, Somali Sisay et al. 2015
13.38 Borana, Oromia Dejene 2015
Growth rate, g/day 222 North Kenya Yusuf and Bekele 2004
50.68 Erer valley, East Hararghe Mekuriaw and Tafesse 2000
655 Experimental condition Yusuf and Bekele 2004
Offtake, % 3.7 Borana, Oromia Megersa et al. 2008
4.86 Afar Region Keskes et al. 2013
4.74 Erer valley, East Hararghe Mekuriaw and Tafesse 2000
Dressing percent 52.8 Isa camel, Somali Wolde et al. 2002
54.03 ± 5.13 Eastern Ethiopia, male camels Kurtu 2004
50.65 ± 3.70 Eastern Ethiopia, female camels Kurtu 2004
Carcass yield, kg 233.4 Isa camel, Somali Wolde et al. 2002
230.02 to 240.28 Babile, male camels Mehari et al. 2007
187.74 to 195.14 Babile, female camels Mehari et al. 2007
214.77 to 225.03 Kebribeyah, male camels Mehari et al. 2007
199.76 to 207.16 Kebribeyah, female camels Mehari et al. 2007
Herd growth, % 0.3 to 18.6 World estimate Yusuf and Bekele 2004
10.66 Ethiopia estimate Yusuf and Bekele 2004