Economics of Behavior | Utah State University Extension

    Economics of Behavior

    This DVD/CD set discusses some economic aspects of understanding livestock behavior. The DVD contains four videos that show how producers can save both time and money by:  1) training their cows to eat most weeds (you can train 50 head in as little as 12 hours), 2) using molasses blocks in fall to improve livestock distribution and reduce the cost of feeding hay, 3) finishing bison and cattle at a low cost by offering them a choice of foods, and 4) using low-stress livestock handling to improve forage utilization, increase animal numbers and improve riparian health.  The companion CD contains fact sheets, discussion questions, examples, articles, spreadsheets and tables for each video to help you implement each method, understand their economic benefits and teach others about the benefits of understanding livestock behavior.

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    Benefits of Offering Food Choice

    Worksheets

    Fact sheets


    Herding and Handling

    Fact sheets


    Cows Eat Weeds

    Fact sheets


    Extending the Grazing Season with Molasses Blocks

    Do I Need to Supplement?

    Is my Forage Too Low in Nutrients?

    Worksheets

    Fact sheets