Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cattle Compass

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7575459.stm I do appreciate odd studies like these, but often question their conclusions. Rather than the animals having a magnetic need to face north or south, couldn't it be that they are simply trying to get the greater bodily sun coverage? I would think the widest part of the cow would get better sun if facing west/east throughout the entire day? Maybe they tend to follow fencelines? Who knows for sure. It's interesting nonetheless.

2 comments:

Jeffrey New said...

Cattle face the way they are eating on matter the direction.

Jeffrey New said...

Cattle face the way they are eating on matter the direction.