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Orchestrating Diversified Livestock

By   /  January 20, 2014  /  4 Comments

Managing multiple species and the pasture that support them is like a complex symphony with you as the conductor. Here’s how to make beautiful music

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On old MacDonald’s Farm, there were all types of animals—here a moo, there an oink and over ther
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Sandra Kay Miller is a female farmer, damn good cook and witty writer slicing her finger open on the cutting edge of sustainable agriculture. Visiting her Painted Hand Farm is like living a crash course on all that's right with food and farming today - taught by one of the most delightful people ever to rebuild an antique Babson Surge Milker (and use it!) or raise a goat from birth to curry pot. Sandra has served on the boards of many organizations and has been instrumental in developing farmers markets. She's a prolific writer and speaker sharing her knowledge and experience with others.


  1. Joel Hallet says:

    I would love more on your use of portable equipment for animal handling (headgates and such)

  2. Lynda Ingram says:

    I enjoyed your article. My sister and I raise cattle and sheep on our family farm in Louisiana. I would like to know more about the portable handling equipment since one of our weak points is lack of handling equipment. Everything costs money and so far a headgate hasn’t been at the top of the priority list, even though we could certainly use one. Another article, please?

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