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A Tale of Tail Docking

By   /  October 14, 2013  /  1 Comment

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It’s hard wearing jeans when you have a tail. But, as I demonstrate here, it would be handy to
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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.

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  1. Troy Bishopp says:

    Thanks for broaching this subject. Its not an easy answer. In my opinion tail docking of cows is wrong even though I get the argument. I can only control what we do on this farm and in the past if you got a shitty tail across the face your management needed to be changed. We routinely washed our tails cause it kept cows cleaner, keep us cleaner and it served to whack the flies better. Cows are just prettier with tails. Ever see many fancy cow pictures in journals with out a tail. I don’t think Maggie Murphy would be too pleased. God made them with a tail for a reason. My 2 cents.

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