Learn more about the positive affects of talking positively to your animals and how they will react.
Using Livestock Behavior on Your Operation
This CD outlines the principles and some applications of livestock behavior. It also contains fact sheets and narrated video clips of animals demonstrating how animals learn about foods. It is available free of charge. To request a copy email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can download or view the contents of the CD by clicking on the topics below.
Just as people have to learn how to use a knife and a fork or chopsticks, animals have to learn how to tear grass, nip off twigs and pick leaves. Learn more about how animals learn to eat.
Livestock understand that mother knows best. Learning from mom is efficient. Learn more about how livestock learn from their moms and the outcomes of this.
We all like to eat foods that taste good. But why do foods taste good? Learn more bout animal behave learning to eat foods that are nutritious and avoid foods that are low in nutrients.
In general, animals avoid foods that are high in toxins. How do they know which foods are toxic? Learn how animals learn to avoid foods high in toxins.
Do you avoid eating a food, unless you know what it is or what's in it? Livestock behave the same way. Learn more about neophobia in livestock.
Our project at Utah State University focuses on how learning affects diet selection of livestock rather than low-stress-livestock handling techniques.
Animals need to learn about new foods. Here are some tips and resources for getting animals to eat new foods.
Animal performance often suffers when animals are moved to new locations. Here are some tips for moving animals to new locations.