Figure 1.
Figure 1.

Daily routes of Beefmaster × Simford cross (BS, solid line) and Baladi (BA, broken line) projected on orthophoto maps of the experimental paddocks (P1 on the right; P2 on the left) in 6 seasons during 2006 and 2007: A. April 2006; B. June 2006; C. September 2006; D. February 2007; E. March 2007; F. June 2007. Cows foraged on separate paddocks in 2006; the gates between the paddocks were opened, to form 1 paddock in the 2007 seasons. The average locations of each breed at 0500, 1100, 1700, and 2300 are indicated to define the direction of daily movement. (box with dot in center) water troughs, (box with ‘x’) gates between the paddocks.

 


Figure 2.
Figure 2.

The hourly average velocity (m/h) of Baladi (BA, dashed line) and Beefmaster × Simford cross (BS, solid line) cows in each season/paddock combination. Standard errors of the velocity are indicated by vertical bars. Seasons and paddocks: a. February 2007, united paddock; b. March 2007, united paddock; c. April 2006, paddock 1; d. April 2006, paddock 2; e. June 2006, paddock 1; f. June 2006, paddock 2; g. June 2007, united paddock; h. September 2006, paddock 1; i. September 2006, paddock 2.

 


Figure 3.
Figure 3.

The distances between the average breed locations at different hours of the day in each Season × Paddock combination: a. February 2007, united paddock; b. March 2007, united paddock; c. April 2006, paddock 1; d. April 2006, paddock 2; e. June 2006, paddock 1; f. June 2006, paddock 2; g. June 2007, united paddock, h. September 2006, paddock 1; i. September 2006, paddock 2.