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Scientists shed light on livestock behavior

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 29th, 2012




LINGLE The latest ag research and what lies ahead were topics of the field day on Thursday at the University of Wyoming James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) near Lingle.

Beth Burritt, rangeland resources agent at Utah State University in Logan, spoke about her studies in livestock behavior concerning their diet.

Burritt conducts research for Behavioral Education for Human Animal Vegetation and Ecosystem management. BEHAVE is a resource and outreach program that seeks to understand the principles of animal behavior. By understanding how animals learn to eat, weeds like leafy spurge, thistles, late-season diffuse and spotted knapweed can become forage with a simple five-day program.



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