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Table 2 Composition of the herds and characteristics of the farms involved in the study 2

From: Factors affecting milk cortisol in mid lactating dairy cows

   FARM          
   F1 F4 F5 F10 F2 F3 F6 F7 F8 F9
Breed   IH IH IH IH IS IS IS IS IS IS
Herd size N 654 390 442 456 270 341 320 538 157 201
Dairy animals N 347 236 235 250 147 194 163 280 88 119
First calving N 131 74 82 85 36 64 51 86 18 41
Lactating cows N 313 208 195 227 123 153 137 225 74 96
Cows > 50 DIM N 279 186 147 204 111 144 117 185 64 84
Cows sampled N 184 128 75 112 88 95 92 126 63 78
Housing Type Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall Free stall
Bedding Type Concrete Concrete Concrete Concrete Straw Straw Concrete Concrete Concrete Concrete
Milking Type Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour Parlour
  1. IH Italian Holstein, IS Italian Simmental, N number, F1 to F10 farm 1 to farm 10