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FAMACHA Score Four Sheep in 30 Seconds

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Last week we shared an article about the problem of parasite resistance to worming medications and covered worming practices that may help or hurt resistance. FAMACHA© scoring is one of the tools available to help prevent resistance in your herd. It’s a test for barberpole worms (Haemonchus contortus) in your herd, and uses the symptoms […]

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Test Your Knowledge of Management Practices That Affect Dewormer Resistance

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

There are many important diseases in goats but none are as common or threaten the health of goats as much as internal parasites (worms). Although there are many types of worms that may contribute to a parasite problem, the blood-sucking barber pole worm (Haemonchus contortus) is the most prevalent and most important, especially in the […]

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Livestock Guardians Protect the Flock

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  6 Comments

Some great tips for working with guardian animals along with additional resources where you can learn more, or even call a person for help!

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Using Sheep and Goat Netting for Intensive Grazing

By   /  December 7, 2015  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  4 Comments

Dave Scott and his wife own and operate Montana Highland Lamb (Home Grown and Happy) in Whitehall, Montana. Dave is also a livestock specialist at ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology in Butte, Montana. In this video he puts on both hats at once and shares how he uses sheep and goat netting for management intensive grazing […]

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Have Goat, Will Travel (And Make Money Too!)

By   /  September 14, 2015  /  Goats, Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters  /  Comments Off on Have Goat, Will Travel (And Make Money Too!)

In this excerpt from her book “Farms With A Future” Rebecca shares the story of a start-up farmer who created success by taking his product to the people.

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