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Table 1 Plausible measures of grazing and travel mobility

From: Livestock mobility in sub-Saharan Africa: A critical review

Grazing mobility
 Distance travelled per day
 Maximal radius of movement from home base during the day
 Time away from home base during the day
 Frequency of movement while grazing
 Frequency of watering (every x days) determining the orbit distance/duration
Travel mobility
 Sum of travel movement distance across a year
 Frequency of travel movements across the year
 Maximal distance between base and travel movement destination
 Weighted density of resting points visited during the year
 Average distance travelled between adjoining resting points or water points