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Table 1 Priority livestock species and common breeds in Mpigi and Gulu districts

From: Ethnopharmacological practices by livestock farmers in Uganda: Survey experiences from Mpigi and Gulu districts

    Breeds Management system
District Livestock species Priority % Local % Crosses % Exotic % Free range % Semi-intensive* % Intensive %
Mpigi Cattle 35 47 48 5 15 80 5
  Chicken 30 47 3 50 50 0 50
  Pigs 25 80 17 3 0 80 20
  Goats & sheep 10 85 13 2 5 90 5
Gulu Goats** 50 80 15 5 20 78 2
  Cattle 30 80 15 5 90 5 5
  Pigs 10 5 50 45 10 20 70
  Chicken 10 90 2 3 90 0 10
  1. *Semi-intensive management method is tethering (tying animals with a rope at a different fixed grazing/feeding area each day).
  2. **Sheep are much less common; preference for goats overrides.