Zoometeorological aspects of cattle's behaviour under grazing conditions

Halász, Aladár and Nagy, G.: Zoometeorological aspects of cattle's behaviour under grazing conditions. In: Review on agriculture and rural development, (2) 1. pp. 229-233. (2013)

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The aim of this review is to present some aspects of zoometeorology in the context of cattle behaviour. In the time of a running research programme, our goal is to provide a summary of the environmental factors affecting on behaviour of Hungarian Grey Cattle (HGC) under range conditions. The HGC is a traditional, local cattle breed has been evolving under harsh conditions on rangelands, with a tendency to demonstrate undomesticated behavioural patterns. These, however have been ameliorated with domestication. As we studied this breed’s daily life, without human interference, a number of questions arose regarding the environment’s impact on the animal’s behaviour. Therefore, alongside our behavioural studies, we have started compiling literature studies of zoometeorological factors affecting cattle behaviour under natural conditions. We have found a very complex interdisciplinary approach, including principles of meteorology, ethology, pharmacology, physics and agronomy. This publication aims to present effects in the context of animal behaviour and also help to evaluate our research results on the behaviour of HGC under range grazing conditions.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Review on agriculture and rural development
Date: 2013
Volume: 2
Number: 1
ISSN: 2063-4803
Page Range: pp. 229-233
Uncontrolled Keywords: Háziállatok - etológia, Szürkemarha, Állatszociológia, Agrometeorológia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 233. p. ; Összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2018. Jun. 15. 16:28
Last Modified: 2018. Jul. 26. 10:17
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/55258

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