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Guardian Dog Success in West Texas on Large Landscapes

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Guardian Dog Success in West Texas on Large Landscapes

Can guardian dogs make a difference against coyotes and other predators, even when both the livestock owner and the dogs are inexperienced? Steve Bryns, Texas A&M AgriLife News editor shares what researchers found, along with resources you can use to get started with dogs.

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How to Drive Livestock Using Low-Stress Handling Techniques

By   /  June 19, 2017  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Driving is one of the most common interactions we have with our livestock. Here’s how to make that less stressful for everyone involved.

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Using Your Cattle To Control Blackberry Bushes and Other Plants You Love to Hate

By   /  June 12, 2017  /  Beef Cattle, Forage, Livestock, Pasture Health, Weeds  /  Comments Off on Using Your Cattle To Control Blackberry Bushes and Other Plants You Love to Hate

In this video, Jason Crisman of JC’s Organic Farm shares a surprising development in his herd. They’re eating blackberry bushes with gusto! He attributes their new foraging to his rotational grazing, fencing them into smaller paddocks so that they become less selective graziers. Like us, cows are creatures of habit and they eat what they’ve […]

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Looking for Heritage Hogs? Buyer Beware!

By   /  June 5, 2017  /  Livestock, Pigs  /  Comments Off on Looking for Heritage Hogs? Buyer Beware!

This article by Alison Martin and Jeannette Beranger offers advice on making the right choices when buying heritage or traditional breed hogs

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The Importance of Tail Docking Lambs

By   /  May 29, 2017  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  2 Comments

Ever had a rotten tooth pulled? I have, and it smarts a bit. But would I rather that tooth was still there, or that it abscessed and dumped toxins into my bloodstream? Not really. And that’s essentially the case in favor of docking most lambs’ tails shortly after birth. “But Bill!” you protest. “A lamb’s […]

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