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Table 8 Parameter value contributions to variance in relative profitability

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

  500 ewes by foot (%) 500 ewes by truck (%) 1000 ewes by foot (%) 1000 ewes by truck (%) 2000 ewes by foot (%) 2000 ewes by truck (%)
Feed costs per ewe per day (semi-extensive) 48.87 49.23 50.51 50.51 50.84 50.84
Transhumant lambing rate 25.80 25.37 25.99 25.99 26.15 26.15
Semi-extensive lambing rate 16.70 16.44 16.81 16.81 16.90 16.90
Winter pasture costs 5.20 5.25 5.40 5.40 5.44 5.44
Fuel costs (km per day) (transhumant) 1.42 1.43 0.37 0.37 0.10 0.10
Fuel costs (km per day) (semi-extensive) 1.04 1.05 0.26 0.26 0.06 0.06
Vehicle costs (per year) (transhumant) 0.40 0.40 0.11 0.11 0.03 0.03
Vehicle costs (per year) (semi-extensive) 0.38 0.38 0.10 0.10 0.03 0.03
Feed costs per ewe per day (transhumant) 0.19 0.19 0.20 0.20 0.19 0.19
Lamb costs per head 0.00 0.26 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.27