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Table 1 Composition of the herds and characteristics of the farms involved in the study 1

From: Factors affecting milk cortisol in mid lactating dairy cows

   Farm    
   FA FB FC FD
Breed   IS IS IH IH
Herd size N 330 283 347 427
Dairy animals N 180 139 185 231
First calving N 63 29 55 79
Lactating cows N 153 121 173 217
Cows > 70 N 122 105 159 195
Cows sampled N 27 33 36 39
  % 46 43 35 34
DIM Mean 126.7 141.4 151 145.8
  sd 33 33.8 33.1 28.5
Housing Type Free Stall Free Stall Free Stall Free Stall
Bedding Type Concrete Straw Concrete Concrete
Milking Type Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour
  1. IH Italian Holstein, IS Italian Simmental, N number, FA to FD farm A to farm D, sd standard deviation