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Table 2 The opinions of farmers’ neighbours about goat husbandry ( n= 145)

From: ‘It is better to herd than be herded’: making a living with goats in the Bajío region, Mexico

  Villages
Cineguitas Los Charcos San José de Vargas Tinaja de Vargas
Number of respondents (n) 37 59 27 22
Low esteem to goat farmers (%)
 Destructive 3 4 15 0
 Odour 0 15 4 0
High and neutral esteem to goat farmers (%)
 Working people 16 17 11 14
 Generate employment 3 9 18 45
 Good but no specific reason 8 2 4 0
 Neutral 70 53 48 41
Dislikes about goats (%)
 Nothing 68 37 56 77
 Smell 27 43 22 23
 Smell combined with flies 5 20 22 0
Likes about goats (%)
 Nothing 11 13 19 14
 Dairy product 5 5 0 5
 Meat 84 70 74 73
 Meat and dairy 0 12 7 9