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  1. Vol. 59 No. 5, p. 481-483
    Received: Jan 27, 1967

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Social Cohesion of Steers and Sheep as a Possible Variable in Grazing Studies1

  1. James Bond2,
  2. G. E. Carlson3,
  3. C. Jackson2 and
  4. W. A. Curry2



During a 4-year study on the comparative productivity of pastures grazed by cattle and sheep, we also observed the social behavior of these species when kept together. We observed that a strong social relationship between steers and sheep will develop and that time will add to the strength of this relationship. Changes in feeding behavior in response to established social relationships might affect animal performance.

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