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dc.contributor.authorBailey, D. W.
dc.contributor.authorRittenhouse, L. R.
dc.contributor.authorHart, R. H.
dc.contributor.authorSwift, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorRichards, R. W.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T02:49:10Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T02:49:10Z
dc.date.issued1989-11-01
dc.identifier.citationBailey, D. W., Rittenhouse, L. R., Hart, R. H., Swift, D. M., & Richards, R. W. (1989). Association of relative food availabilities and locations by cattle. Journal of Range Management, 42(6), 480-482.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899232
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644977
dc.description.abstractFour yearling steers were trained and observed in a parallel-arm maze. The purpose was to determine if cattle had the ability to associate locations with relative food availabilities. The study consisted of 3 phases. In phase 1, all 5 arms contained 0.4 kg of grain. In phase 2, the amount of grain in each arm was systematically varied from 0.1 to 0.8 kg. In phase 3, placement of grain was reversed. Steers performed efficiently in all 3 phases of the study. The overall-mean number of correct choices in the first 5 entrances was 4.69 as compared to 3.73 by chance. Arms selected for choices 2, 3, and 4 during the last 5 trials of phase 2 were different (P<0.05) from those selected during the last 5 trials of phase 3. For the last 5 trials of phases of 2 and 3, arms selected in choices 1, 2, and 3 contained 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 kg of grain on 85% of the trials. Steers appeared to order their choices from larger to smaller rewards. Steers apparently can remember not only where they have foraged, but also the amount of food found there.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectspatial memory
dc.subjectcattle
dc.subjectmaze
dc.subjectfood availability
dc.titleAssociation of relative food availabilities and locations by cattle
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume42
dc.source.issue6
dc.source.beginpage480-482
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-24T02:49:10Z


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