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Table 1 The median and interquartile range of livestock units (LSU) being transported within the Europe Union for different purposes, the density and transitivity of each transport network

From: Livestock trade networks for guiding animal health surveillance

Trade purpose LSU median (IQR) Density Transitivity
Cattle breeding 207 (34–947.5) 0.35 0.64
Cattle fattening 1267 (203–8283) 0.23 0.56
Cattle slaughter 647 (138.8-5381) 0.13 0.56
Cattle other 15 (3–115.5) 0.08 0.28
Pig breeding 86.5 (10–964) 0.24 0.62
Pig fattening 1762 (227.1-8923) 0.13 0.58
Pig slaughter 1433 (175.5-12260) 0.17 0.62
Pig other 7.8 (0.6-41.4) 0.06 0.36
Sheep breeding 6.1 (1.25-26.05) 0.16 0.47
Sheep fattening 130.7 (30–589.4) 0.11 0.44
Sheep slaughter 113.2 (32.33-564.2) 0.11 0.44
Sheep other 5.3 (0.35-46.75) 0.05 0.22
Goat breeding 1.8 (0.4-8.2) 0.09 0.34
Goat fattening 20.7 (3.25-53) 0.03 0.18
Goat slaughter 31.2 (5.1-255.2) 0.03 0.30
Goat other 0.4 (0.22-2.875) 0.03 0.25
Poultry breeding 2152 (376.6-13760) 0.24 0.55
Poultry slaughter 2645 (549.9-26530) 0.1 0.43
Poultry other 1570 (303.3-7353) 0.2 0.50
Equine breeding 4.4 (1.6-21) 0.17 0.49
Equine registered 9.6 (2.8-39.6) 0.45 0.67
Equine slaughter 145.6 (8.4-458) 0.05 0.31
Equine other 7.2 (1.6-37.2) 0.21 0.58