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Carrot or Stick – What’s the Best Way to Get Your Livestock to Do Something?

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The other day I was talking to a friend who was trying to figure out how to get her kid to quit yell
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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. Ron Harben says:

    I had the distinct pleasure of working with Dr. Burt Smith, Pasture and Livestock Extension Specialist, while I was the NRCS State Grazing Lands Specialist in Hawaii in the late 1990s. Burt was just finishing his book “Moving “Em – A Guide to Low Stress Animal Handling.” I personally watched Burt move a flock of sheep merely using hand signals – that’s how proficient he was in understanding and utilizing quiet handling techniques. I highly recommend his book to anyone interested in learning the finer points of quiet handling of animals. The Forward of the book, by the way, was written by Dr. Temple Grandin.

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