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I Got Burned – My Lesson About Hot Fence

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  6 Comments

There are two different types of high tensile fences on my place.  The original fence was built to hold and protect sheep so it is a five strand high tensile that reaches down to about 5 inches above the ground.  The new fencing, which was installed in 2017 and was built for beef cattle, is […]

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How Rewards and Punishment Work with Animals

By   /  October 24, 2016  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on How Rewards and Punishment Work with Animals

Want your stock to do something, or NOT do something? Here are the keys for “talking” to them in a way they’ll understand.

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Quitting, the dirtiest word in the farmer dictionary?

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups  /  Comments Off on Quitting, the dirtiest word in the farmer dictionary?

Farming is family. Rarely have I encountered a group of people who are more motivated, dedicated, innovative and tenacious as farmers. Whether you are tending apples in Orange County or herding sheep in Oregon, we as farmers hold these truths to be self-evident that all farmers will work hard, be good stewards to the land, […]

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Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

By   /  August 15, 2016  /  Livestock, Marketing, Money Matters, Poultry  /  Comments Off on Charge MORE For Your Eggs. Your Neighbors Will Thank You!

It’s the time of year when things are evening out for those of us with livestock. We have set the pace and are beginning to settle into our smooth summer stride. Most of the animals are now busy raising their young, chewing their cud, and enlarging their wallows. For the people raising laying hens this […]

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Gardening With Grandpa

By   /  March 7, 2016  /  Consider This  /  Comments Off on Gardening With Grandpa

My Grandfather had a tradition of keeping every fish that we caught.  From the water and into a five gallon bucket we would take them home where me and my cousins would throw them directly into my Grandfather’s garden.  Sometimes we would bury the fish, sometimes not.  For his part, my Grandfather insisted that each […]

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