Trials show trained Merinos can teach others

Having shown Merino sheep can be trained to respond to a combination of sights and sounds, researchers at the University of New England (UNE) in northern NSW were keen to see if these skills could be passed from trained to untrained sheep in a paddock situation. Pamela Lawson talks to Dr Donnalee Taylor about the trials and their findings.

Trials show trained Merinos can teach others Trials show trained Merinos can teach others Trials show trained Merinos can teach others Trials show trained Merinos can teach others Trials show trained Merinos can teach others

During 2009, researchers from UNE conducted trials which showed most of the Merino ewes in a trial could be successfully trained to respond to audio and visual cues for a food reward (see Farming

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