Cattle use visual cues to track food locations.

@article{Howery2000CattleUV,
  title={Cattle use visual cues to track food locations.},
  author={Howery and Bailey and Ruyle and Renken},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2000},
  volume={67 1-2},
  pages={1-14}
}
We tested the hypothesis that cattle aided by visual cues would be more efficient than uncued animals in locating and consuming foods placed in either fixed or variable locations within a 0.64-ha experimental pasture. Eight yearling steers were randomly selected and trained to associate traffic barricades and traffic cones with high- (oat-barley mixture) and low- (straw) quality foods, respectively. Initially steers were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 food location/visual cue treatments: fixed… CONTINUE READING

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