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A note on the grazing behaviour of young bulls and steers

  • G. N. Hinch (a1), C. J. Thwaites (a1) and J. J. Lynch (a2)

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The grazing behaviour of bulls and steers was examined by observation and the use of vibra-recorders. Twenty-four-h grazing times were similar for both bulls and steers but grazing patterns differed, with bulls being more sensitive to environmental change and grazing more intermittently than steers.

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A note on the grazing behaviour of young bulls and steers

  • G. N. Hinch (a1), C. J. Thwaites (a1) and J. J. Lynch (a2)

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