Time budgets of free-ranging cattle

TitleTime budgets of free-ranging cattle
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1986
AuthorsAnderson D.M., Richards W.A.
Conference Name39th Annual Meeting, Society for Range Management
Date Published1986
AbstractVibracorders were used to periodically monitor periods of activity and inactivity on Hereford and Hereford-Santa Gertrudis crossbred cows grazing mesquite dune rangeland pastures 3,500 ha in size. Discussion of the data includes the correlation of periods of activity and inactivity with sunrise and sunset times. Implications of the data's use in designing grazing strategies and in conducting behavior research will be addressed.