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Batt-Latch Lets Your Animals Move Themselves!

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Juan comes from a two-generation pasture-based family farm in Uruguay. He obtained his BS in Agronomy in Brazil, his MS in Plant and Soil Science with Bill Murphy and his Ph.D. in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He has experienced interdisciplinary research in grazing management, agroecology, ecosystems goods and services, land use change, conservation policy, green markets, and ecological economics. His work addresses environmental, social and productive aspects of grazing farms, with emphasis on dairy management, ecosystems conservation and sustainable livelihoods in Vermont and New England. In his study, grasslands play a key role because they are complex ecosystems that sustain a vast array of functions and processes delivering benefits for supporting healthy environments and communities.


  1. Ted says:

    I used three of these this summer on custom grazed yearlings. Was able to program and layout daily moves and only go to the pasture every third day. Most important part is training animals to go through the gate. We just put the mineral feeder infront of the gate until animals were well trained.

    • Juan Alvez says:

      Hi Ted,

      Having a treat like a block of salt, is an excellent incentive to teach animals to go though the gate.

      Thanks for your comment.
      Juan Alvez

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