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The Fur, Farm, and Fork Post Archive

 

Turns out, when a website is around long enough, most of the content is buried far past the front page. Not great for a reference site like mine.

Browse older FF&F content below. It’s probably still good, I keep my website well below 41ºf.

 

This page is still under construction, I’m adding a few posts whenever I have a chance.

 

 

Effects of disposition and acclimation to human handling on feedlot performance and carcass characteristics of feeder steers

Review of research proposal:  Effects of disposition and acclimation to human handling on feedlot performance and
carcass characteristics of feeder steers (Cooke Et. al, 2011)

 

The Craigslist Hermaphrodite Chicken

This post continues to be popular, and still has the ability to nerd snipe me. I had stubled across a random craigslist ad that was trying to sell a rooster that apparently had previously been a hen…subsequently led me to asking OSU’s animal reproduction prof some follow up questions, all with the conslusion of…maybe? Chickens are weird.

 

Sources of Stress in Captivity, Part II

Continued review of the article:  Sources of stress in captivity (Morgan, 2007)

 

Article Review: Sources of Stress in Captivity, Part I

Review and initial thoughts and an awesome literature review on animal stress. Sources of stress in captivity (Morgan, 2007)

 

Effects of acclimation to human interaction on performance, temperament, physiological responses, and pregnancy rates of Brahman-crossbred cows

Rocking my Temple Grandin interests at the time. Discussing the research paper titled: Effects of acclimation to human interaction on performance, temperament, physiological responses, and pregnancy rates of Brahman-crossbred cows. (Cooke Et. al, 2009)

 

Newsworthy: Males Make Pregnant Horses Abort

First Post! Discussing the research paper titled: Promiscuous behaviour disrupts pregnancy block in domestic horse mares (Bartos Et. al, 2011)