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Table 3 Claw trimming and cow variables of the herd at the time of trimming in 12 Norwegian beef-cow herds (2003)

From: Claw and limb disorders in 12 Norwegian beef-cow herds

Herd Region Cows (n) Claw trimmer (id) Season for trimming Median date for calving Mean age Breed*
A I 15 a June 06/04 5.6 Ch/CU
B I 45 a June 17/02 3.9 He
C I 31 a May 14/05 6.1 CU/AA/He
D I 35 a May 22/03 4.8 He/CU/Li
E I 21 b April 12/05 4.8 CU/HE
F I 19 b January 06/03 5.8 CU/AA/Ch
G II 16 c March 01/04 4.8 Li/CU/He/Ch
H II 33 c February - 6.0 CU/Li/AA
I II 18 c January 16/04 4.3 Si/CU
J III 33 d/e February 02/06 3.5 CU/Ch
K III 17 f/g January-February 05/03 4.7 Ch/CU
L III 79 f/g January-February 14/04 5.0 Ch/CU
  1. *He = Hereford, Ch = Charolais, AA = Aberdeen Angus, Li = Limousine, Si = Simmental, CU = Crossing or unknown. The most numerous breed in each herd is the first written.