Browsing Journal of Range Management, Volume 38, Number 6 (November 1985) by Authors
Evaluation of Pedometers for Measuring Distance Traveled by Cattle on Two Grazing SystemsWalker, J. W.; Heitschmidt, R. K.; Dowhower, S. L. (Society for Range Management, 1985-01-01)The precision and accuracy of pedometers for measuring distance traveled by cattle on production size grazing systems were studied. Pedometer calibration factors were similar among cattle, but varied because of differences in the sensitivity of pedometers to movement and/or the tightness of the case around the animal's leg. Adjusting pedometer readings by their individual calibration factor provided a precise and accurate measure of travel distance. Cattle on a short duration grazing system tended to walk farther, and travel distance was more variable than with animals on a continuous grazing system.