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Cow Taxis – Take Advantage of Urban Pastures to Expand Your Operation

By   /  March 9, 2015  /  3 Comments

Are you raising livestock near an urban area? Do you see all those empty lots and abandoned pastures as possible forage? Here’s how one family farm created a Cow Taxi to take their herd to the food. While they’re dairy-based, there’s no reason that the concept couldn’t be adapted for other livestock.

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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.

3 Comments

  1. Samuel Eglington says:

    It’s not a lab coat! It’s the white coat worn by all handlers at livestock shows. Perhaps it is just a UK phenomenon?

    • Kathy Voth says:

      Oh, I bet you’re right, it is a UK phenomenon. Or at least not something we see here in the U.S. But you know, if you’re wearing a special coat when you’re handling stock, I think it does show a certain level of respect. I like it! 🙂

  2. Carole Soule says:

    We love our “Cow Taxi.” But we don’t use it with dairy animals. We use it for our beef cattle. Works great!

    Carole

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