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Table 4 Initial stock breeds and mode of acquisition by cattle owner-herders and absentee-owners

From: The implications of herd entrustment practice for the sustainable use of cattle genetic resources in the (agro)-pastoral systems of West Africa: A case study from Benin

  Overall (n = 211) Owners-managers (n = 121) Absentee-owners (n = 90) Chi-square p value
(%)
Mode of acquisition     31.71 0.001
 Inheritance 58.8 75.2 36.7   
 Purchase 33.6 19.8 52.2   
 Others 7.6 5.0 11.1   
Initial stock breeds     13.960 0.001
 Somba only 93.8 99.2 86.7   
 Somba and others 6.2 0.8 13.3