Table 8

Farmers' priorities for future research

IssuePercentage (number) of farms ranking this issue in their top 5 concerns (n/44)
Kid health (pneumonia and/or scour)79.5% (35)
Johne’s disease65.9% (29)
Tuberculosis59% (26)
Nutrition/feed management47.7% (21)
Lameness27.3% (12)
Abortion/stillbirth25% (11)
Mastitis22.7% (10)
Fertility18.2% (8)
Colostrum18.2% (8)
Caseous lymphadenitis13.6% (6)
Caprine arthritis encephalitis11.4% (5)
Growth rates11.4% (5)
Skin problems6.8% (3)