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Table 1 General information about the dairy farms

From: The marketing of herd health and production management services on Dutch dairy farms: perceptions of dairy farmers and their veterinary surgeons

  All farms Group A
(Farms with quota ≤ 250,000 kg)
Group B
(Farms with quota ≥ 750,000 kg)
Number of dairy farms 466 23 53
Number of persons working on the farm 1.87 1.51 2.3
Proportion of business dairy related (%) 67.8 21.2 83
Average size of the dairy herd 68.4 35.9 124.2
Average size property (ha) 40.6 36 84.9
Average quantity of milk quota (kg) 517820 199500 985710
Average milk yield 305 days < 8,000 kg (%) 48.6 79.2 35.2
Average milk yield 305 d ≥ 8,000 < 10,000 kg (%) 49.7 16.7 61.1
Average milk yield 305 d ≥ 10,000 kg (%) 1.7 4.1 3.7