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Apr 29, 2006
RESEARCHER HEADS TO JAPAN FOR COW BEHAVIOUR STUDIES

April 27 - A livestock officer from Trangie, west of Dubbo, is about to embark on a study trip to Japan to examine how cows behave.

The researcher from the Department of Primary Industries, Bob Kilgour, has been studying animal behaviour at the Trangie Agricultural Institute and will travel to Japan to study the behaviour of cattle in Japanese beef production conditions.

Mr Kilgour says the results should be able to be used to determine which animals are best suited to intensive production systems.

"Cattle are as individual as human beings," he said.

"It's just that we don't think of them in that way, I must admit if I was a cow with a pair of binoculars on Wynyard Station at peak hour I'd probably not think there was too much individuality in human beings either but we know that there is."

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200604/s1624720.htm
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