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Table 2 Mean rank score (rank) of traits preferred by low-input farmers for breeding Nguni bulls in small-scale and communal cattle enterprises

From: Preferential traits for breeding Nguni cattle in low-input in-situ conservation production systems

Trait Overall Small-scale enterprises Communal enterprises Significance
N = 41 N = 22 N = 19
Aggression and Mating Behaviour (AMB) 1.86 (1) 1.57 (1) 2.14 (2) *
Tick and disease resistance (TDR) 1.90 (2) 1.90 (2) 1.90 (1) NS
Body Condition Score (BCS) 2.69 (3) 2.67 (3) 2.71 (3) NS
Scrotal Circumference (SC) 4.52 (4) 4.24 (4) 4.81 (5) *
Body Size and Conformation (BSC) 4.71 (5) 4.48 (5) 4.96 (6) NS
Coat Colour (CC) 5.02 (6) 5.57 (6) 4.48 (4) *
  1. NB: The lower the rank (mean rank score) of a trait, the greater is its preference.
  2. Significance level (* = p < 0.05; NS Not Significant (p > 0.05)).