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Initiative 57

Effect of muddy feedlot pens on cattle

Wet and muddy pen conditions add to the negative perception of feedlots, and there is a lack of scientifically defensible evidence to either support or counter such claims.

What are we doing?

This project will provide objective, science-based information on whether  ‘cattle preference for the feedlot declines as muddy conditions increase’. This research will  provide industry with a valuable assessment of what cattle perceive as ‘acceptable’ pen conditions.

Timing:

November 2016

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