Table 3

Description of on-farm and off-farm movements for different cattle holding types in the Netherlands from July 2001 to December 2004
On-farm movements Off-farm movements
Holding type N Percentage closed herds in previous 12 months Percentage of cattle movements off-farm for life trade Percentage farms with contacts in one month Degree (No. of different contact farms in one month) No. Contacts with same farm in one month No. of animals moved/contact in one month
Traders 374 0 33.7 46.9 13.8 1.2 19.9
[12.2;14.8] [1;1.3] [1.8;29.7]
Young stock raising farms 1,140 0 1.5 57.8 1.5 1.3 2.9
[1.4;1.6] [1;1] [1;3]
Beef herds 3,283 0 8.6 13.3 1.5 1.1 19.9
[1.5;1.6] [1;1] [1;24]
Suckling cow holders 4,624 33.6 4.7 34 1.7 1.1 2.6
[1.6;1.8] [1;1] [1;2.8]
Small-scale farms 15,310 45.5 3.3 12.3 1.3 1.1 2.1
[1.3;1.3] [1;1] [1;2]
Dairy herds 23,544 52.6 48.2 84 1.9 1.6 1.6
[1.7;1.9] [1; 2] [1;1.8]

The numbers between brackets are the 25th percentile and 75th percentile.

Brouwer et al.

Brouwer et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:188   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-188

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