Targeted Cattle Grazing of Field Scabious

Targeted Cattle Grazing of Field Scabious

Targeted Cattle Grazing of Field Scabious In 2008, NWIPC sponsored a research trial south of Vanderhoof, BC where 11 heifers where trained to eat field scabious.

In the beginning the cows would avoiding eating field scabious and after just 10 days of training they were including it in their regular diet in pasture!

If you think you’d like to try this at home check out the Downloads > Invasive Plant Information section to find a summary poster presented at the IPC Research Forum and slides from a presentation given to the Houston Cattlemen Association that detail the training process and field results.

Photo Credit: NWIPC

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