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Table 3 Household herd size in tropical livestock units (TLU)

From: Pastoralist herd size maintenance during drought with the use of reseeded fields near Lake Baringo, Kenya

Tribe Cattle Calves Sheep Goats Kids/lambs Total
Njemps 11.97 1.75 5.49 6.65 0.60 20.43
Tugen 13.32 2.75 4.32 8.50 1.19 20.86
Total 12.64 2.54 5.04 7.65 1.11 20.66
  1. Note: 1 TLU is equivalent to 250-kg live weight, a cow = 1 TLU, a calf = 0.4 TLU, a sheep/goat = 0.11 TLU, lambs = 0.05 TLU, and kids = 0.04 TLU (Kristjanson et al. 2002; Wilson 2003)