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Low-Stress Livestock Handling – Starting Herd Movement For a Successful Drive

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

For the past few years, Whit Hibbard has been sharing a series of articles on Low-Stress Livestock Handling (LSLH). We’ve gathered these articles as one of our Special Collections so you can see them all. Stay tuned as we’ll be sharing a number of new articles in upcoming issues of On Pasture. Driving—the active process […]

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Prepping for Calving Season

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Most of these tips apply to any kind of livestock that will be giving birth. So check it out!

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Thoughts and Lessons From Decades of Farming

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  Livestock  /  No Comments

I met Don and Betty Ashford in September of 2014 when I went to Louisiana to talk about how to train cows to eat weeds. Betty made Monkey Bread for me, I fed her and all the pasture walk participants cricket brownies and fried larvae, and the cows learned to eat horse nettle, teaweed/prickly sida, […]

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Livestock Basics

By   /  December 17, 2018  /  Livestock  /  2 Comments

While Matthew focuses on cattle in his look at the basics, the questions he poses and what they need are right on for all classes of livestock.

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Outsmarting Wild Cattle Part 3

By   /  December 10, 2018  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

This year I switched from being a year-round cow-calf operation to being a seasonal heifer developer, one of the biggest issues I had was with temperament. Heifers that are new to my operation can be flighty and less calm than a herd I’ve worked with over the years. Here is part 3 of the skills […]

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