NDSU Research Animal Scientist Colin Tobin reports new facilities are being built to advance research. The North Dakota Legislature approved funding for a livestock support facility and smart feedlot facility. The monoslope building will house around 120 animals and will be equipped with smart feeder and smart water technologies. “We’ll be looking at how animals behave when they come to the feeder and what their preferences are,” said Tobin. These studies will look at the pecking order and how it is established in different groups of calves. These studies will also focus on how new technology could impact the feeders’ bottom line. Click here for the full interview with Colin Tobin.
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