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The Time I Almost Died On My Tractor…Mom Please Skip This One.

By   /  September 21, 2020  /  Consider This  /  No Comments

I was sitting here thinking about how I’m glad I don’t wear my mistakes on my person. Like many of my farming kin, I have done some really thoughtless things on the farm. It seems that the end of a long day, under the sun, with deadlines looming, animals needing to be fed, and bills […]

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Avoid the Danger of Being Associated with the Feed Bucket

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock, Pigs  /  Comments Off on Avoid the Danger of Being Associated with the Feed Bucket

We’ve probably all experienced that scary moment when the animals we care for become dangerous to us because they’re just excited to be fed. Here’s how to break that cycle and be safe.

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I Got Burned – My Lesson About Hot Fence

By   /  July 27, 2020  /  Fencing, Grazing Management  /  10 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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