The Effect of Climate Parameters on Sheep Preferences for Outdoors or Indoors at Low Ambient Temperatures
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Description: Figure S1: Percentage of ewes outdoors dependent on ambient temperature. One point corresponds to one photograph, black lines denote the linear relationship (corresponding correlation coefficients with p-values are presented in the lower right corner of the figures) and the red lines indicate the potential non-linear relationship fitted with a LOWESS curve (locally weighted scatterplot smoothing); Figure S2: The wind chill values depending on the percentage of ewes outdoors. For each group of observations the empirical distribution of wind chill values is presented (solid black line), grey boxes mark the area with the middle 50% of values (inter quartile range), black bold lines denote the wind chill medians by groups and dotted horizontal lines indicate the overall mean; small horizontal lines denote single observations; Figure S3: Presence of humidity and wind chill values depending on the percentage of ewes outside. The two columns of graphs correspond to the observations made on the separate farms and the four rows of figures show the climate conditions when ≤70%, 71–80%, 81–90% or 91–100% of the ewes were outside; larger red dots denote the average wind chill and humidity values; Figure S4: Left-hand side drawings: Percentage of ewes outdoors dependent on the direction of the wind. One point corresponds to one photograph and the red lines indicate the mean percentage of ewes outside, estimated with the LOWESS algorithm (locally weighted scatterplot smoothing). Right-hand side pictures: location of paddocks in the terrain and their exposure to winds (Land Board, Web Map Application, https://xgis.maaamet.ee/maps/XGis? app_id=UU82A&user_id=at&LANG=2&WIDTH=1060&HEIGHT=918&zlevel=0,552500,6505000; https://xgis. maaamet.ee/ maps/XGis?app_id=UU82A &user_id=at&LANG=2&WIDTH=1060&HEIGHT=918&zlevel= 10,600339.625,6456813.28); Table S1: Data of observational studies and climate parameters.
Piirsalu, P.; Kaart, T.; Nutt, I.; Marcone, G.; Arney, D. The Effect of Climate Parameters on Sheep Preferences for Outdoors or Indoors at Low Ambient Temperatures. Animals 2020, 10, 1029. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061029
Piirsalu P, Kaart T, Nutt I, Marcone G, Arney D. The Effect of Climate Parameters on Sheep Preferences for Outdoors or Indoors at Low Ambient Temperatures. Animals. 2020; 10(6):1029. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061029Chicago/Turabian Style
Piirsalu, Peep; Kaart, Tanel; Nutt, Irje; Marcone, Giovanni; Arney, David. 2020. "The Effect of Climate Parameters on Sheep Preferences for Outdoors or Indoors at Low Ambient Temperatures" Animals 10, no. 6: 1029. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061029