Maasai herd and flock structures in relation to livestock wealth, climate and development uri icon


  • Examines the structure of the herds & flocks of a sample of 41 households on the three Maasai group ranches in Kenya, relating differences in herd structure to livestock wealth of the household, to the stage of development of the group ranch, & to the variation in climate and production alternatives. Analyzes data from cattle herds, showing the proportion of steers, mature steers, females & immature animals available at dif. stages of development; with particular reference to the increased use of introduced bulls & small stock, i.e. sheep & goats, & the distribution of dif. breeds of livestock

publication date

  • 1984