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Table 2 Various components of the herd health and production management service divided into routine monitoring, analysing or preventive characteristics (answers of farmers and their veterinary surgeons in %)

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)
Veterinary
Surgeon
Reproductive routine monitoring 95.8 91.7 94.7 99.4
   Ditto analysing 22.5 0.0 23.7 54.0
   Ditto preventive 13.5 8.3 7.9 39.9
Udder health routine monitoring 19.5 16.7 10.5 56.4
   Ditto analysing 52.6 50.0 50.0 73.7
   Ditto preventive 24.6 16.7 23.7 66.7
Claw health routine monitoring 9.0 8.3 10.5 49.2
   Ditto analysing 18.9 16.7 21.1 46.9
   Ditto preventive 17.2 33.3 15.8 55.5
Feeding routine monitoring 18.2 16.7 15.8 50.4
   Ditto analysing 28.5 25.0 23.7 71.4
   Ditto preventive 9.9 16.7 15.8 45.9
Replacement rearing routine monitoring 22.2 8.3 31.6 52.3
   Ditto analysing 24.7 25.0 34.2 29.8
   Ditto preventive 32.1 25.0 31.6 66.4
Housing routine monitoring 5.7 0.0 10.5 NA
   Ditto analysing 16.5 8.3 13.2 NA
   Ditto preventive 12.6 25.0 7.9 NA
Milk quality routine monitoring 11.4 25.0 2.6 NA
   Ditto analysing 18.7 8.3 21.1 NA
   Ditto preventive 11.1 8.3 5.3 NA