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Table 7 Number of full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) farmers and their respective category scores.

From: An on-farm investigation of beef suckler herds using an animal welfare index (AWI)

  FT PT P-values
Number of Farmers 125 69  
Mean number of animals 160 ± 13.5 80 ± 7.7 P < 0.001
AWI score 65 ± 7.0% 65 ± 7.0% NS
Locomotion category score 54 ± 12.0% 55 ± 12.0% NS
Social interactions category score 48 ± 12.0% 52 ± 11.0% P = 0.001
Environment category score 88 ± 7.0% 87 ± 7.0% NS
Flooring category score 50 ± 15.0% 48 ± 12.0% NS
Stockpersonship category score 88 ± 9.0% 86 ± 9.0% NS
  1. The values are expressed as mean number of animals (± s.d) and mean scores (± s.d.; % of maximum score achievable in each category) of the AWI and each category.
  2. NS = not statistically significant.