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Table 2 Characteristics of farmers

From: Why do farmers and veterinarians not report all bovine abortions, as requested by the clinical brucellosis surveillance system in France?

Production type1 Start of the farmer’s activity Number of breeding cattle Number of reported abortions (detected abortions2) Department
in 2011 in 2012  
Dairy 2005 70-80 0 (3) 1 (1) A
Dairy* 1990 130 5 (5) 4 (4) A
Dairy* 1990 130-150 1 (9) 2 (2) A
Dairy* 2008 65 0 (1) 0 (0) A
Mixed 1992 65 1 (1) 0 (4) A
Mixed* 1997 270 0 (about 14) 0 (about 14) A
Mixed 1992 30-40 0 (5) 0 (2) A
Mixed* 1991 110 0 (2) 0 (5 to 8) A
Mixed* 2003 160 2 (3–4) 0 (1) B
Beef* 1993 65-70 0 (1) 0 (0) B
Beef* 2006 50 0 (0) 7 (7) B
Beef 2001 85-90 0 (1) 1 (1) B
  1. 1Herds included beef cattle, dairy cattle, or a mixture of both types of production.
  2. 2The number of detected abortions was collected during the interviews with farmers.
  3. *Farmers participating in the cattle performance recording programme.