Table 5

Effect of doe breed on whole-herd cumulative kids weaned per available doeaunder the alternative culling protocol
Breed of doe
Item Boer Kiko Spanish
Stayability: Year 2
Does available, n 132 92 79
Total kids weanedb, n 1.35 ± 0.18x 2.38 ± 0.32y 2.54 ± 0.37y
Change in total kids weanedbc, n -0.05 ± 0.03 -0.05 ± 0.03 -0.05 ± 0.03
Stayability: Year 3
Does available, n 115 75 70
Total kids weanedb, n 1.95 ± 0.27x 3.37 ± 0.47y 3.64 ± 0.51y
Change in total kids weanedbc, n -0.15 ± 0.06* -0.24 ± 0.07* -0.21 ± 0.08*
Stayability: Year 5
Does available, n 67 51 51
Total kids weanedb, n 2.87 ± 0.33x 5.42 ± 0.56y 5.91 ± 0.61y
Change in total kids weanedbc, n -0.46 ± 0.15* -0.71 ± 0.18* -0.35 ± 0.18

aDoes with opportunity to reach a stayability endpoint.

bLeast square mean ± se.

cChange from the actual culling protocol.

x,yMeans within a row not sharing a common superscript differ (P < 0.001).

*Mean within cell differs from 0 (P ≤ 0.01).

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Pellerin and Browning BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:136   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-136

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