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Table 6 Effective population sizes and inbreeding rates of the Somba cattle populations in Korontiere

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

Parameters Communal non-entrusted population (CNEP) Communal entrusted population (CEP)
Number of Somba breeding males (Nm) 16 21
Number of Somba breeding females (Nf) 58 145
Total Somba breeding population (N = Nm + Nf) 74 166
Effective population size (Ne) 50.16 73.37
Estimated inbreeding rates per generation (ΔF, %) 1.00 0.68