About the Authors
- Else Verbeek, Joseph Rupert Waas, Lance Maxwell McLeay
- Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
- Else Verbeek, Lindsay Ross Matthews
- Animal Behaviour and Welfare, AgResearch Limited, Hamilton, New Zealand
- Mark Hope Oliver
- The Liggins Institute, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
- Dominique Blache
- School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
The study received combined funding from Beef+Lamb NZ and Meat and Livestock Australia, as well as additional funding from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. Furthermore, two authors were employed by AgResearch, a New Zealand crown research institute. The funding sources and author employment by AgResearch do not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.
Conceived and designed the experiments: EV MHO LRM JRW LMM. Performed the experiments: EV. Analyzed the data: EV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DB MHO LRM. Wrote the paper: EV JRW MHO LRM DB LMM.