Mother Knows Best

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Burritt, B.
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Utah State University Extension
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2013
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Young livestock and wildlife learn what to eat and where to live based on interactions with their mothers. Young animals learn about foods in the womb prior to birth, from mother’s milk and through interactions with mom while grazing. This fact sheet discusses the importance of mother on the dietary and habitat preferences of grazing livestock and wildlife. Understanding that experiences early in life shape these preferences can enable managers to shape animals to be more productive on rangelands.
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