Bullying at the bunk

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Researchers from the United Kingdom trained dairy cattle to prefer a “highly palatable feed” (a pelleted grain containing molasses) rather than a “low palatability feed” (comprised of rolled barley and soybean meal). Next they gave the cows a choice between the two feeds.

However, during the actual experiment there was a catch, explains Rick Grant, president of the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, N.Y. The highly palatable feed came with a dominant cow feeding in close proximity while the subordinate cows could eat the low palatability feed alone.

Find out what happened in “From the President’s Desk —Table for One?” in the Miner Institute’s July 2012 Farm Report. Or, read the research abstract here.

Source: Miner Institute July 2012 Farm Report

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