ILRI Kapiti Sheep

Data and Resources

  • List of animals

    List of animals. Contains Farm Definition,Animal identification- Given by MISTRO,Animal Species (Could be sheep, Goat, Cow, Camel),Animal registration number,Sex of animal,Date animal was born,Description of animal,Breed of animal,Farm Definition,Animal identification- Given by MISTRO,Animal Species (Could be sheep, Goat, Cow, Camel),Animal registration number,Sex of animal,Date animal was born,Description of animal.

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  • Lambing information

    Lambing information. Contains Name of Herd,Farm Definition,Animal Species (Could be sheep, Goat, Cow, Camel),Animal registration number,Sex of animal,Breed of animal,Date animal was born,Whether single or multiple birth,Sire of animal,Date sire was born,Breed of Sire,Dam/ Mother of animal,Breed of Dam,Parity number for animal,Date of lambing/ kidding/ calving

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  • Animal Weights

    Animal Weights. Contains Animal registration number,Animal Species (Could be sheep, Goat, Cow, Camel),Name of Herd,Farm Definition,Sex of animal,Date animal was born,Whether single or multiple birth,Breed of animal,Date of measurement,Whether Scale or tape measure was used,Type of measurement taken,Weight from scales in kg,Measure of heart girth,Measure of body length,Any comments on the animal at time of measurment.

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Dataset metadata

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Created Tuesday 10th of November, 2015
Last updated Tuesday 17th of April, 2018
Dataset type Non-spatial
Abstract The sheep flock at the ILRI ranch in Kapiti was established in November 1997 as an experimental population comprising both pure-bred and cross-bred Dorper and Red Maasai sheep. In 2003, a selective breeding program was introduced aimed at improving the growth performance and resilience of the main breeds and their crosses under range conditions. Following droughts and loss of animals by pastoral livestock keepers in 2008-2010, the ILRI flock of 1100 sheep has become a main source of breeding animals for communities living within the surrounding rangelands both in Kenya and neighbouring countries.
Principal investigator Ojango J.
Partners CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Contact person Dr. Julie Ojango
Contact email J.OJANGO@CGIAR.ORG
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  • Machakos
Data collected from 01/11/1997
Availability date 10/11/2015
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Release of confidential data? No
Consent obtained? No
Citation Ojango J. (2015). ILRI Kapiti Sheep. International Livestock Research Institute. Available from: http://data.ilri.org/portal/dataset/ilri-kapiti-sheep, retrieved on (indicate date here).
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Project metadata

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Project title ILRI Kapiti Sheep
Project abstract The sheep flock at the ILRI ranch in Kapiti was established in November 1997 as an experimental population comprising both pure-bred and cross-bred Dorper and Red Maasai sheep. In 2003, a selective breeding program was introduced aimed at improving the growth performance and resilience of the main breeds and their crosses under range conditions. Following droughts and loss of animals by pastoral livestock keepers in 2008-2010, the ILRI flock of 1100 sheep has become a main source of breeding animals for communities living within the surrounding rangelands both in Kenya and neighbouring countries
Grant code BSO3  NBO  CG3720  CG37211
Partners CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
Start date 01/11/1997
Principal investigator Ojango J.
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ILRI_actydataowner International Livestock Research Institute
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