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Real Life as a Prescribed Goat Grazier

By   /  June 26, 2017  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Real Life as a Prescribed Goat Grazier

Here’s another example from a member of our On Pasture community describing some of the fun and the challenges of life working with livestock.

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Sheep Managing Vineyards

By   /  November 10, 2014  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Sheep Managing Vineyards

Sheep, herd dogs, guard dogs, how to manage them and what they cost, shearing and marketing wool, making money, saving money, and helping the environment – this 8-minute, prize-winning video has it all!

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Firefighting Goats (and other Livestock Too!)

By   /  September 16, 2013  /  Goats, Livestock  /  1 Comment

From 1997 to 2003, Kathy Voth directed a research project using goats to create firebreaks to protect homes and firefighters from wildland fires. These excerpts from the federal Joint Fire Science Program’s “Fire Science Brief” on her project describes the project and its findings. Thanks to Rachel Clark for putting this brief together! Learn what goats can accomplish and why other livestock are good firefighters too!

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