Learn more about cattle performance and the effect of pasture mixes on cattle behavior. Though there may be many benefits to pasture variety, performance is key for many livestock producers.
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.