## Table 5 |
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Effect of doe breed on whole-herd cumulative kids weaned per available doe^{a}under the alternative culling protocol |
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Breed of doe |
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Item |
Boer |
Kiko |
Spanish |

Stayability: Year 2 | |||

Does available, n | 132 | 92 | 79 |

Total kids weaned^{b}, n |
1.35 ± 0.18^{x} |
2.38 ± 0.32^{y} |
2.54 ± 0.37^{y} |

Change in total kids weaned^{bc}, n |
-0.05 ± 0.03 | -0.05 ± 0.03 | -0.05 ± 0.03 |

Stayability: Year 3 | |||

Does available, n | 115 | 75 | 70 |

Total kids weaned^{b}, n |
1.95 ± 0.27^{x} |
3.37 ± 0.47^{y} |
3.64 ± 0.51^{y} |

Change in total kids weaned^{bc}, n |
-0.15 ± 0.06^{*} |
-0.24 ± 0.07^{*} |
-0.21 ± 0.08^{*} |

Stayability: Year 5 | |||

Does available, n | 67 | 51 | 51 |

Total kids weaned^{b}, n |
2.87 ± 0.33^{x} |
5.42 ± 0.56^{y} |
5.91 ± 0.61^{y} |

Change in total kids weaned^{bc}, n |
-0.46 ± 0.15^{*} |
-0.71 ± 0.18^{*} |
-0.35 ± 0.18 |

^{a}Does with opportunity to reach a stayability endpoint.

^{b}Least square mean ± se.

^{c}Change from the actual culling protocol.

^{x,y}Means 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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