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Foraging behavior of two cattle breeds, a whole-year study: II. Spatial distribution by breed and season
Year:
2014
Source of publication :
Journal of Animal Science
Authors :
Aharoni, Yoav
;
.
Brosh, Arieh
;
.
Henkin, Zalmen
;
.
Shabtay, Ariel
;
.
Ungar, Eugene David
;
.
Volume :
92
Co-Authors:
Dolev, A., MIGAL- Galilee Technological Center, P.O. Box 90000, Qiryat Shemona, Rosh Pina 12100, Israel
Henkin, Z., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel, Departmentof Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization- the Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Brosh, A., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Yehuda, Y., MIGAL- Galilee Technological Center, P.O. Box 90000, Qiryat Shemona, Rosh Pina 12100, Israel
Ungar, E.D., Departmentof Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization- the Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Shabtay, A., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Aharoni, Y., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
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From page:
758
To page:
766
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Total pages:
9
)
Abstract:
Spatial distributions of 22 mature largeframed Beefmaster × Simford (BS) cross cows and 16 mature small-framed Baladi (BA) cows were determined. Cows were allocated to the same paddock of a Mediterranean pasture and monitored during 6 consecutive seasons: spring (April 2006), summer (June 2006), autumn (September 2006), winter (February 2007), early spring (March 2007), and summer (June 2007). The locations of the cows were determined at 5-min intervals for 3 to 4 d during each season by using Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. The distances between consecutive locations and the average locations of each breed at each hour of the day in each season were calculated. The Lateral Foraging Index (LFI) was calculated as the ratio between the average distance per day travelled by the cows of each breed and the perimeter of the diurnal itinerary of that breed, which was calculated from its hourly average locations. The 2 breeds maintained similar diurnal patterns of foraging and resting, characterized by morning and afternoon foraging, and resting at midday and during the night. In summer this pattern was more distinctive, with longer resting periods and more intense foraging periods than in winter, when the noon rest was shorter and only partial. The diurnal routes differed (P < 0.001) between the breeds in all seasons, in their locations, their travelling time, or both. The BA cows were more active than the BS cows in all seasons: they travelled longer distances (P < 0.001) and foraged for more hours during the day (P < 0.001). For both breeds the LFIwas numerically greater in winter and spring (February, and March) than in summer (June and September), and it was numerically greater for BA than for BS cows in most seasons. © 2014 American Society of Animal Science. All rights reserved.
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DOI :
10.2527/jas.2013-6996
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Scopus
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Language:
English
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31070
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Dolev, A., MIGAL- Galilee Technological Center, P.O. Box 90000, Qiryat Shemona, Rosh Pina 12100, Israel
Henkin, Z., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel, Departmentof Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization- the Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
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Yehuda, Y., MIGAL- Galilee Technological Center, P.O. Box 90000, Qiryat Shemona, Rosh Pina 12100, Israel
Ungar, E.D., Departmentof Natural Resources, Agricultural Research Organization- the Volcani Center, P.O. Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Shabtay, A., Beef Cattle Section,Agricultural Research Organization, Newe Ya'ar Research Center, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
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Foraging behavior of two cattle breeds, a whole-year study: II. Spatial distribution by breed and season
Spatial distributions of 22 mature largeframed Beefmaster × Simford (BS) cross cows and 16 mature small-framed Baladi (BA) cows were determined. Cows were allocated to the same paddock of a Mediterranean pasture and monitored during 6 consecutive seasons: spring (April 2006), summer (June 2006), autumn (September 2006), winter (February 2007), early spring (March 2007), and summer (June 2007). The locations of the cows were determined at 5-min intervals for 3 to 4 d during each season by using Global Positioning System (GPS) collars. The distances between consecutive locations and the average locations of each breed at each hour of the day in each season were calculated. The Lateral Foraging Index (LFI) was calculated as the ratio between the average distance per day travelled by the cows of each breed and the perimeter of the diurnal itinerary of that breed, which was calculated from its hourly average locations. The 2 breeds maintained similar diurnal patterns of foraging and resting, characterized by morning and afternoon foraging, and resting at midday and during the night. In summer this pattern was more distinctive, with longer resting periods and more intense foraging periods than in winter, when the noon rest was shorter and only partial. The diurnal routes differed (P < 0.001) between the breeds in all seasons, in their locations, their travelling time, or both. The BA cows were more active than the BS cows in all seasons: they travelled longer distances (P < 0.001) and foraged for more hours during the day (P < 0.001). For both breeds the LFIwas numerically greater in winter and spring (February, and March) than in summer (June and September), and it was numerically greater for BA than for BS cows in most seasons. © 2014 American Society of Animal Science. All rights reserved.
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