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Table 3 Reproduction characteristics of the different operation types

From: An economic analysis of transhumance in the Central Spanish Pyrenees

Reproduction characteristics Semi-extensive Transhumant trucks Transhumant foot
Lambing percentage (live lambs at weaning) 1.5% 1.2% 1.2%
Lambs retained for replacement 20% of ewes 20% of ewes 20% of ewes
Average times a ewe lambs each year (2.5–3 times every 2 years) 1.3 1.3 1.3
Average ewe deaths per year 10% of herd 10% of herd 10% of herd
Cull ewes sold per year 5% of herd 5% of herd 5% of herd
Ram purchases None, rams from own herd None, rams from own herd None, rams from own herd