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A Habit of Cattle

Nature volume 20, page 505 | Download Citation

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MR. H. C. DONOVAN, in a letter headed as above (NATURE, vol. xx. p. 457), describes the bone munching of cattle in Natal, and asks whether they have a similar habit in other places. Such is the case in Norway, especially at the upper pasturages around the “saeters,” or mountain chalets, where they are commonly supplied with a daily modicum of fish-bones and salt, which they eat with great avidity. There is but little lime on the Norwegian fields, the prevailing rock is mica schist.

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