To make it easy to present these concepts in class, we’ve provided slides with notes.
- Early Experiences Matter Most
- Palatability is More than a Matter of Taste
- Variety is the Spice of Life
- Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
- Relationships Matter
Video Clips (Downloads)
You can see animals demonstrating the principles in action, or listen to producers talking about how the principles manifest on their operations.
- Mother Knows Best
- Good Lambs Go Bad
- Food Neophobia - Animals Don't like to Eat New Foods
- Learning From Nutrients - Feedback (animation)
- Learning from Nutrients - Sheep Who Love Straw
- Learning from Toxins - Feedback (animation)
- Learning from Toxins - Food Aversions
- Foraging Skills - Learning How to Eat
Designed for the layman, these fact sheets address practical applications of research findings. Topics include: Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands, Livestock as a Tool for Biodiversity in the Sagebrush Steppe,” and many more.
Eat at Joe’s
This on-line course was designed for private landowners for ForestandRange.org. It’s an entertaining way to learn more about behavior by “eating meals” from Joe’s Diner. This is an internet course. This link will take you to forestandrange.org.
Once your students have a feel for behavior, they can test themselves with this game of jeopardy.
Here’s what we know about animal behavior with references to the studies that provided the discoveries. See behavior facts.