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Table 6 Reasons for keeping goats in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

From: Assessment of the traditional goat production systems in rural areas of the Nile Delta in Egypt

Reason Mean ± SE %
Cash sale 17.80 ± 0.374 89
Meet basic needs 2.20 ± 0.374 11
Social roles 8.00 ± 0.547 40
Easy to raise and to sell as needed 5.80 ± 0.374 29
Manure .80 ± 0.2000 4
Skins 1.60 ± 0.244 8
Milk for sale and home 1.00 ± 0.000 5
Exchange for cows 5.00 ± 0.707 25
Risk management 4.80 ± 0.374 24
  1. Multiple responses were possible, so the sum of percentages is not 100