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Table 9 Correlations between the total number of animals on-farm and the AWI, the category scores and the scores for the individual indicators.

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

Indicators Significance Rs
AWI P = 0.001 -0.21
Number of hectares P = 0.001 0.17
Calving method P = 0.04 -0.13
Type of floor P = 0.04 -0.13
Locomotion score P = 0.03 -0.14
Noise P = 0.03 -0.14
Natural light P = 0.02 -0.15
Space allowance per animal P = 0.007 -0.19
Weaning method P < 0.001 -0.23
Grouping P < 0.001 -0.32
Social interactions score P < 0.001 -0.35
Health P < 0.001 -0.80