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Studies on the livestock of Southern Darfur, Sudan. II. Production traits in cattle.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  943872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The results of an intensive 12 months study of a number of herds in the migratory and sedentary sectors of the livestock economy of Southern Darfur are recorded. In almost every production parameter the performance of the former is superior to that of the latter but, overall, production appears to be static or declining. During 1973 the cattle population of the area is estimated to have declined 7 per cent. Meat production per kilogramme of breeding female was calculated to be 0-057 kg in the migratory sector but only 0-023 kg in the sedentary sector. Calculated calving rates are significantly higher at 65 per cent in the migratory sector than the 40 per cent of the sedentary sector. Deaths in the former sector were only 15 per cent compared with the 35 per cent of the latter. It is concluded that total settlement of the migratory sector is not the answer to the current problem of the livestock sector of Southern Darfur.
Authors:
R T Wilson; S E Clarke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  1976 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-06-02     Completed Date:  1976-06-02     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Birth Weight
Body Weight
Cattle
Cattle Diseases / mortality
Female
Lactation
Meat
Pregnancy
Reproduction
Seasons
Sudan

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