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Can Animals Detect Mineral Deficiencies?

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Can Animals Detect Mineral Deficiencies?

If you’ve ever seen your animals eating soil, bones, feces or other unusual items, you probably took this as an indication that they may have a mineral imbalance. Yet many animal nutritionists will tell you, based on past studies, that ruminants are incapable of eating minerals in correct amounts to prevent or correct mineral deficiencies. […]

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Palatability Redefined

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Palatability Redefined

One of the most important things for a grazier to know is how animals choose what to eat. Discoveries over the last three decades mean that it might be easier to feed your livestock than you thought!

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