Diurnal behavior patterns of feedlot bulls during winter and spring in northern latitudes.

  title={Diurnal behavior patterns of feedlot bulls during winter and spring in northern latitudes.},
  author={Harold W. Gonyou and W. R. Stricklin},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={58 5},
The diurnal behavior patterns of feedlot bulls were investigated at 52 degrees N during winter and spring. Two trials were conducted during periods when the daylight portion of the day increased by over 7 h. In trial 1, 324 bulls were observed hourly for 24 h on nine occasions at 2-wk intervals. The average proportions of bulls eating, drinking, standing and lying were 9.8, 1.9, 27.4 and 60.0%, respectively. Major periods of eating, drinking and standing were associated with the times of… CONTINUE READING

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