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Table 5 Summary of farms size (acres) and numbers of cattle and sheep according to class present on the study farms as reported by farmers. Only farms with at least one animal are included for each class

From: Development and validation of a protocol to identify and recruit participants into a large scale study on liver fluke in cattle

Variable Dairy Non-dairy All farms
  No. of farms Mean Min Max No. of farms Mean Min Max No. of farms Mean Min Max
Total acres 95 346.5 40 5000 91 370.2 27 1600 186a 358.1 27 5000
Grassland acres 98 251.1 30 1236 90 221 27 900 188b 236.7 27 1236
Dairy cows 98 180.8 45 500 2 21.5 9 34 100 177.6 9 500
Beef cows 3 9 2 17 74 554.6 4 320 77 52.8 2 320
Dairy heifers 88 59.1 5 260 6 162.8 27 280 94 66.7 5 280
Beef heifers 1 4 4 4 61 13.2 1 80 62 13.5 1 80
Calves 90 62.8 2 250 78 41.4 1 310 168 52.9 1 310
Fatteners and stores 32 68.1 5 300 75 91.1 1 468 107 84.2 1 468
Bulls 73 1.8 1 16 64 1.9 1 8 137 1.9 1 16
Total cattle 98 315.4 68 886 92 173.9 25 986 190 246.9 25 986
Sheep 18 246.8 2 2000 64 396.4 3 1900 82 363.6 2 2000
Overwinter sheep 47 323.2 30 1500 25 262.4 50 1000 72 302.1 30 1500
  1. aData not provided by four farms
  2. bData not provided by two farms