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Table 5 Short summaries of the three farmer styles

From: A Q study: exploring the purpose of transdisciplinary dairy advisory services in Denmark

Farmer styles Economy and strategy-focused Teamwork and knowledge-focused Production and economy-focused
Purpose Prioritize financial aspects along with a long-term strategic focus
Acknowledge the importance of follow-up, but beyond this, the collaboration process itself is less important
Creating results by working together in a network for knowledge exchange in order to identify potentials for improvements. The collaboration process is important in itself Focus on operational production-oriented and financial aspects. Working together is a method to obtain better results, than one advisor could alone
High priority statements, examples To increase the net income of the farm
To follow-up on agreed actions
To ensure value for the money in terms of my investment in transdisciplinary advisory services
To get help from my advisors to achieve the farm strategy
To identify possible improvements
To benefit from all available knowledge regarding the interaction between feed and health
To obtain knowledge from several professional perspectives
To create results by working together
To increase the net income of the farm
To ensure value for the money in terms of my investment in transdisciplinary advisory services
To improve animal welfare
To improve the production results of the farm
High priority distinguishing statement, example To follow-up on agreed actions To benefit from all available knowledge regarding the interaction between feed and health To improve animal welfare
Low priority distinguishing statement, example That my advisors raise all necessary issues despite any potential disagreement To ensure value for the money in terms of my investment in transdisciplinary advisory services To motivate me to change farm management procedures