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Table 4 Returns, costs and profits per ewe per year (Birr) obtained from selection in Gumz sheep using four alternative breeding schemes

From: Conservation-based breeding program design for genetic improvement in Gumz sheep in the western lowlands of Ethiopia

  Village-based schemes Central nucleus-based scheme
Scheme-1 Scheme-2 Scheme-3 Scheme-4
Return/ewe/year 41.65 46.03 58.52 64.97
Cost/ewe/year 23.10 23.14 7.94 15.89
Fixed costs per ewe 11.27 11.27 7.38 14.77
Variable costs 11.83 11.87 0.56 1.12
Profit/ewe/year 18.51 22.88 50.57 49.08