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Table 3 Reasons for not participating in the herd health and production management service provided by veterinarians and alternative consultants (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 ≤ 250.00 kg)
Group B
(Farms with quota ≥ 750.00 kg)
Veterinary
Surgeon
Reproduction checks:     
• Not interested in this area 8.3 0.0 0.0 60.0
• AI-service does the reproduction checks 33.3 0.0 0.0 75.0
Udder health care:     
• Not interested in this area 67.1 50.0 62.5 71.8
• Completed by milk factory advisors 16.5 25.0 0.0 15.4
Claw health care:     
• Not interested in this area 14.0 37.5 7.4 38.9
• Completed by professional hoof trimmer 71.7 44.4 59.3 77.8
Feeding advice:     
• Not interested in this area 8.8 12.5 3.4 24.4
• Completed by feed company advisors 87.9 100.0 76.6 86.7
• Completed by agricultural extension service 14.5 0.0 6.7 25.6
• Doubts if veterinary surgeon is right person for the job 12.5 0.0 23.3 33.3
Replacement rearing:     
• Not interested in this area 59.5 50.0 12.5 87.7
• Completed by agricultural extension service 19.8 50.0 12.5 4.6
Housing:     
• Not interested in this area 53.7 71.4 31.8 NA
• Completed by agricultural extension service 32.7 28.6 22.7 NA
Milk quality advice:     
• Not interested in this area 39.8 37.5 37.5 NA
• Completed by milk factory advisors 60.6 62.5 62.5 NA