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Table 1 Average and percentage value of flock composition at different strata

From: Flock composition, breeding strategies and farmers’ traits of interest evaluation of Wollo highland sheep and their F1 crosses

Strata 1st strata
(N = 46)
2nd strata
(N = 74)
3rd strata
(N = 135)
Overall
(N = 255)
sheep per flock n % n % n % n (%)
Average flock size 19.2 100.0 26.7 100.0 21.9 100.0 22.6 (100)
Average number of ewes 5.2 27.1 6.8 25.5 8.0 36.5 6.6 (29.2)
Average number of rams 2.2 11.5 3.3 12.4 3.5 16.0 3.0 (13.3)
Pre-weaned ewe lambs 3.1 16.1 4.2 15.7 3.2 14.6 3.5 (15.5)
Pre-weaned ram lambs 3.7 19.3 4.7 17.6 2.4 11.0 3.5 (16.5)
Unproductive ewes 2.2 11.5 3.6 13.5 2.3 10.5 2.7 (12.4)
Castrated and fattened 2.8 14.6 3.9 14.6 2.5 11.4 2.7 (12.5)
Off-take rate 4.2 21.9 3.2 12.0 3.8 17.4 3.7 (16.4)
  1. 1st strata, Awassi F1 crosses; 2nd strata, Washera F1 crosses and 3rd strata, Wollo highland breed; N, total number of flocks; n, number of sheep