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Predators and What to Do About Them Part 2

In Part 1 of our series on what to do about predators, we focused on thinking outside-the-box about predators and their place in our landscapes so that we could better work with nature instead of against her. This week we have examples of how others graziers have approached the problem of protecting their livestock. I hope they give you ideas you can adapt to your own operation.

What does the research say?

The Livestock-Predator Hub of the University of California-Davis has looked at the available research to find out what works best in different situations. I added information on how some of these practices can work.

What’s the Best Way to Protect Your Livestock from Predators?

Protection Practices Graziers Have Used Successfully

This Predator Awareness Training Can Help Protect Cattle

A Maasai Boy Invents a Way to Protect His Cattle From Lions

Flashing Night Lights Can Protect Livestock from Predators

Fladry Fencing Can Protect Cattle From Wolves

And your funny for the week

This is in honor of the chickens that the bears got when I was living in Loveland, Colorado.

Chicken Runs Agility Course

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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