Type

Journal Article

Authors

James O'Keeffe
I Aznar
Simon John More
G McGrath
S. Ashe
P White

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
movement cattle dispersal survival ireland animals cattle irish livestock irish kaplan meier female

Survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of Irish cattle (2009)

Abstract An understanding of livestock movement is critical to effective disease prevention, control and prediction. However, livestock movement in Ireland has not yet been quantified. This study has sought to define the survival and dispersal of a defined cohort of cattle born in Co. Kerry during 2000. The cohort was observed for a maximum of four years, from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2004. Beef and dairy animals moved an average 1.31 and 0.83 times, respectively. At study end, 18.8% of the beef animals remained alive on Irish farms, including 6.7% at the farm-of-birth, compared with 48.6% and 27.7% for dairy animals respectively. Beef animals werae dispersed to all Irish counties, but mainly to Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Galway. Dairy animals mainly moved to Cork, Limerick, and Tipperary, with less animals going to Galway, Meath and Kilkenny. The four-year survival probability was 0.07 (male beef animals), 0.25 (male dairy), 0.38 (female beef), and 0.72 (female dairy). Although there was considerable dispersal, the number of moves per animal was less than expected.
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Full list of authors on original publication

James O'Keeffe, I Aznar, Simon John More, G McGrath, S. Ashe, P White

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James O'Keeffe
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 48
 
2
I Aznar
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 9
 
3
S J More
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 171
 
4
Guy McGrath
University College Dublin
Total Publications: 46