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dc.contributor.authorWilson, R.T.
dc.contributor.authorPeacock, C.P.
dc.contributor.authorSayers, A.R.
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-05T12:18:18Z
dc.date.available2015-06-05T12:18:18Z
dc.date.issued1985
dc.identifier.citationWilson, R.T, Peacock, C.P and Sayers, A.R. 1985. Pre-weaning mortality and productivity indices for goats and sheep on a Maasai group ranch in south-central Kenya. Animal Production 41(2): 201-206.
dc.identifier.issn0003-3561
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/66901
dc.description.abstractIn an examination of the productivity of goats and sheep on a Maasai group ranch in Kenya, estimated least-squares means for pre-weaning mortality were 28.6% for goats and 32.1% for sheep. Three productivity indices based on total live weight of young produced per female per year, per kg female per year and per kg metabolic weight per year gave values of 11.1 kg, 410 g and 0.99 kg for goats and 14.1 kg, 473 g and 1.18 kg for sheep. The effects of environmental variables on these indices, the comparative advantage accruing to the variables, mortality, reproductive success and weight gain were used to construct a proposed set of interventions for the improvement of small ruminant production in south-central Kenya.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAnimal Production
dc.subjectGOATS
dc.subjectSHEEP
dc.subjectANIMAL PRODUCTION
dc.subjectMORTALITY
dc.subjectWEANING
dc.subjectPRODUCTIVITY
dc.subjectSEASONS
dc.subjectPARTURITION
dc.titlePre-weaning mortality and productivity indices for goats and sheep on a Maasai group ranch in south-central Kenya
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.species.breedMAASAI
cg.subject.ilriGOATS
cg.subject.ilriSHEEP
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL PRODUCTION
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003356100027860
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionEAST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryKENYA


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