Table 5. Linear regression results for livestock subsidies level and intensity as explanatory variables for flock-size increase (n = 33).

Variable type Variable Coefficient Adjusted R2 p-value
Dependent variable Total number of sheep and goats
Control variable Fodder variable costs per head of livestock (€/head) 4.09 0.37 <0.0001
Independent variables (tested independently) Holding LFA subsidy 0.06 0.47 0.01
Holding ewe premium 0.03 0.45 0.02
Holding total livestock subsidies 0.03 0.46 0.005
LFA subsidy per head of livestock -9.6 0.36 0.33
Ewe premium per head of livestock -22.3 0.49 0.006
Total livestock subsidies per head of livestock -13.5 0.46 0.02