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Table 2 Total pasture time, turnout time and the pasture type most frequently used

From: Gastrointestinal nematodes and Fasciola hepatica in Norwegian cattle herds: a questionnaire to investigate farmers’ perceptions and control strategies

Mean total pasture time in months Dairy cattle (n  = 1356) Beef cattle (n  = 745)
First season grazers Second season grazers and cows Mean SD
Mean SD Mean SD
4.15 1.35 4.31 1.30 5.35 2.36
  n % n % n %
Most frequently used pasture
 Home pasture (cultivated) 210 16 269 20 90 14
 Home pasture (uncultivated) 878 65 642 48 347 52
 Rangeland, only one herd 151 11 236 17 134 20
 Rangeland, several herds 109 8 203 15 70 11
 Other N/A N/A N/A N/A 21 3
 Total 1348   1350   662  
Turnout time on pasture
 ≤  March    2 0.1 1 0.1
 April 16 1 29 2 35 5
 May 630 47 743 55 382 58
 June 654 48 528 39 164 25
 July 51 4 40 3 1 0.2
 ≥ August 2 0.1 3 0.1 0 0
 Pastured all year N/A N/A N/A N/A 78 12
 Total 1353   1345   661  
  1. For dairy herds, the frequencies are shown separately for first-season grazers (FSG) and second-season grazers (SSG) or older
  2. SD standard deviation; N/A not applicable as this option was not present in the questionnaire