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Calf Scour Management

By   /  March 11, 2019  /  Livestock  /  1 Comment

Thanks to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry for providing this great information! Calf scours can cause a large financial loss to cow-calf producers. With scours, the intestine fails to absorb fluids and/or secretion, and the material is passed into the small and large intestines. These higher fluid levels in the manure result in a watery discharge. […]

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Turning Your Herd – How To Guide Them Once You’ve Got Them Moving

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

Here’s another in Whit Hibbard’s series on Low-Stress Livestock Handling. Earlier this year Tom Krawiec wrote about how he used these techniques to save his ranch $2400. Whit is following up with the information you need to build your own skills. Check out our Special Collection of Whit’s articles to see everything in the series. […]

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Driving Your Herd – Better Techniques to Get Where You’re Going

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Last week Tom Krawiec wrote about how much money he saved simply by using low-stress handling to drive his cattle. Since folks wanted to learn more, Whit is sharing this article on the low-stress handling techniques that made Tom’s cattle drive possible. Just about everything we do with our cattle comes down to driving them […]

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Teaching Cattle To Graze Like Goats

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Not so long ago, I visited Mike Roberts, the ranch manager at Waldron Ranch in Alberta, Canada. Mike is definitely one of those outside-the-box thinkers. As a great example, he is teaching his cattle to be goats to control woody species invasion on native rangelands. On part of the ranch, he has developed about 50 […]

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The Importance of Being Earnest About Low Stress Handling

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock, Money Matters  /  2 Comments

Low-Stress Livestock handling is more than just being kind to your animals and the people working with you. As Tom points out, the money it saves you can be very significant!

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