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Training Sheep For Vineyard Management

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This Western SARE funded project gives you the information you need to teach animals NOT to eat something. While this project focuses on sheep, with adjustments, it can be used with other livestock as well. Use this as an example to think creatively about how you can use livestock to meet vegetation management goals.

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Averted sheep grazing in vineyard. Photo courtesy of Colby Eiermann. Recently we shared a video abou
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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.


  1. Chip Hines says:

    Opens up a whole new field of management, which can solve many problems cheaply.

  2. Dave Scott says:

    I sure enjoyed this.
    1.If it has been a year since sheep have been to the vineyard, does the aversion technique need to be repeated again,or should you start with new lambs each year?
    2. If the lambs were taught by their mothers at some point( a fact perhaps unknown to you when you bought them) to eat the averted feed, does the LiCl still work?


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