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Table 2 Livestock species composition, populations, and mean household holding before and after the relocation

From: Impact of resettlement on livestock production and performance among the Maasai pastoralists of RAPland village, Olkaria Kenya

Species Before the relocation After the relocation
Population
TLU
Mean
TLU/HH
Proportion
% TLU
Population
TLU
Mean
TLU/HH
Proportion
% TLU
Cattle 6468 75.7 ± 8.83 77.2 2480 26.4 ± 8.3 78.9
Sheep 1298 15.5 ± 1.78 15.5 412 4.62 ± 1.7 13.1
Goats 481 5.8 ± 0.67 5.7 222 2.5 ± 0.63 7.1
Donkeys 123 1.46 ± 0.22 1.4 25 0.34 ± 0.21 0.8
Poultry 13 0.14 ± 0.02 0.2 3 0.3 ± 0.02 0.1
Total 8383   100 3142   100
  1. Tropical Livestock Unit (TLU) is equivalent to an animal of 250 kilogrammes (kg). Thus, a cattle = 1 TLU, donkey = 0.5 TLU, sheep/goats = 0.1 TLU, and poultry = 0.01 TLU (FAO 2002). HH households