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Fladry Fencing Can Protect Cattle From Wolves

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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. Patrick Tobola says:

    Are there any specs available for the homemade portable solar powered fence charger that puts out over 10kV that’s shown in the video? Looks like it may be an AC fence charger powered by an inverter and 12V car battery and recharged with a fairly good sized solar panel.

  2. Kent Hanawalt says:

    I didn’t lose any calves in the field where he put up fladry on my ranch. But as he admits, it’s only valuable for small fields for a short time.

    We use the “Montana calving system”: Unlike the “Sandhills” system, we have only one small calving field near the house and the calving shed – but move cows in as they become heavy, and out as the calves are old enough to travel. Thus, we have no mud and no sickness.

    So even IF the fladry had kept the wolves out out of the newest calves, the week-old calves were in another, unprotected field. And so the wolves killed two of my replacement heifers instead.

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