Late in June the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a press release describing what they called a new discipline. The idea is for behavioral scientists to study farm animals using standard wild-animal study tools, such as remote cameras, binoculars and observations from hidden areas called blinds. The press release noted that this kind of research has already led to a new feeding schedule that has decreased aggression among cattle.
Anyway, this new type of fieldwork conjures up a possible research report that might go something like this. (If this were a television sitcom, the screen would now get all wavy.)
This article was originally published with the title The Farm Report.