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Table 4 Average body condition score of goats at arrival to the winter rangelands and at pre-kidding and the average of the differences between them

From: Are winter rangelands enough to satisfy the nutritional requirements of late-gestation transhumant goats in Patagonia?

Winter rangeland BCS at arrival BCS at pre-kidding Difference in BCS between arrival and pre-kidding
2010 (216 days) Adult 2.65 (0.03) 1.23 (0.05) − 1.49 (0.06)
n = 93 n = 40 n = 40
Old 2.43 (0.05) 1.20 (0.13) − 1.48 (0.15)
n = 64 n = 10 n = 10
2011 (205 days) Adult 2.88 (0.03) 2.76 (0.05) − 0.09 (0.07)
n = 74 n = 17 n = 14
Old 2.42 (0.04) 2.24 (0.08) − 0.25 (0.06)
n = 122 n = 29 n = 28
2012 (90 days before kidding) Adult 2.85 (0.02) 2.24 (0.04) − 0.59 (0.03)
n = 88 n = 87 n = 79
Old 2.70 (0.03) 2.00 (0.05) − 0.67 (0.05)
n = 67 n = 59 n = 55
  1. The number of goats evaluated is in italics. The standard error of the mean is between the brackets
  2. BCS average body condition score