BEHAVE's pasture project located at Utah State University's farm in Lewiston, UT is examining how grazing pastures with mixtures of forages affects livestock behavior, performance and intake as well as meat quality. We are also looking at how secondary compounds in plants are affected when grown in mixtures and the impact of these mixtures on soils. Lastly, we are looking at the ability of livestock to use plants containing secondary compounds as medicines to combat parasites and bloat.
- Environment Affects Plant Secondary Compounds
- Evidence that Sick Animals Self-Medicate
- Why do Animals Self-Medicate?
- Benefits of Biochemical Diversity in Pastures
- More on Sheep Select Diets that Control Parasites
- Cattle Performance
- Tannins Affect Meat Quality (coming soon)
- Foraging Sequence
- Toxin Interaction - Availability, Sequence and Complementarity
- Toxins Influence Foraging Behavior
- Sheep Avoid Foods that Cause Bloat
- Sheep Select Diets that Control Parasites
- Effects of Secondary Compounds on Digestibility