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Calling and Leading Cattle is More Time and Cost Efficient Than Herding

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To start, I’d like to thank my neighbors Ken and Debbie for inspiring this study. Ken and Debb
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John Marble grew up on a terribly conventional ranch with a large family where each kid had their own tractor. Surviving that, he now owns a small grazing and marketing operation that focuses on producing value through managed grazing. He oversees a diverse ranching operation, renting and owning cattle and grasslands while managing timber, wildlife habitat and human relationships. His multi-species approach includes meat goats, pointing dogs and barn cats. He has a life-long interest in ecology, trying to understand how plants, animals, soils and humans fit together. John spends his late-night hours working on fiction, writing about worlds much less strange than this one.

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  1. Tom Krawiec says:

    Great study John! I will certainly be sharing it. One idea I might add, using something like a bell or whistle allows anyone to move the animals. This summer I even trained a herd of heifers to come to a Viking Horn just for the fun of it. I don’t know why more people don’t adopt the practice in our area because it saves so much time and hassle when getting animals out of bush pastures?
    Thanks for the article John

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