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Table 4 Average annual meat offtake from pastoral herds

From: The value of pastoralism in Kenya: Application of total economic value approach

Species Average live weight (kg) Average carcass weight (kg) Average annual offtake (TLU) Average annual offtake (tonnes) Value in Kshs (billion)
Cattle 250 150 731,665 109,750 27.4
Sheep 30 20 10,724 1609 0.40
Goats 30 20 134,456 33,614 8.40
Camels 250 150 65,814 9872 2.47
Chicken 1.2 0.8 819 123 0.03
     154,968 38.74
  1. Source of data: RoK (2000); Nyariki (2004)