Table 5

Factors associated with different herd sizes

FactorsMedian herd size of farmers responding ‘yes’Median herd size of farmers responding ‘no’Mann-Whitney U testP value
Out of season breeding used600196311.50.001
Goats grazing outdoors34600170.001
Kids fed milk replacer560502060.002
Forage analysed700200412<0.001
Feeding total mixed ration870250319.5<0.001
Automatic/electronic recording of milk yields815150119.50.002
Fed individual ration in parlour60600270.016