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Table 4 Parameter estimates used in the Monte Carlo simulation

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

  Minimum Most likely Maximum
Semi-extensive lambing rate (live lambs at weaning) 1.3 1.5 1.7
Transhumant lambing rate (live lambs at weaning) 1 1.2 1.5
Winter pasture costs (transhumant) 0.04 0.06 0.13
Feed costs per ewe per day (transhumant) 0 0.01 0.02
Feed costs per ewe per day (semi-extensive) 0.13 0.26 0.4
Lamb costs per head 6 10 16
Vehicle costs (per year) (transhumant) 3000 5000 5000
Vehicle costs (per year) (semi-extensive) 3000 3000 5000
Fuel costs (km per day) (transhumant) 30 75 100
Fuel costs (km per day) (semi-extensive) 30 30 100