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Table 5 Sow removal patterns based on different cut-off levels among the 3 farm clusters

From: Structural characterization of piglet producing farms and their sow removal patterns in Finland

  Cluster Total
  1 (n = 24) 2 (n = 10) 3 (n = 9) n = 43
Variable n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Culling > 30% 19 (79.2)* 8 (80.0) 2 (33.3)* 29 (67.4)
Culling > median 15 (62.5)* 5 (50.0) 1 (11.1)* 21 (48.8)
Culling > 50% 4 (16.6) 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (11.6)
Mortality > 5% 23 (95.8)* 6 (60.0)* 7 (77.7) 36 (83.7)
Mortality > median 16 (66.7)* 2 (20.0)* 4 (44.4) 22 (51.2)
Mortality > 15% 7 (29.2)* 0 (0.0) 1 (11.1) 8 (18.6)
  1. Categories that are statistically significantly over-represented (bold) or under-represented in the cluster than in the overall frequency are specified as * (p < 0.05) and ** (p < 0.01)