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Happiness is Being in the Herd

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  11 Comments

Tom has learned that if he teaches his livestock that it’s safest to be in the herd, everyone’s life becomes much easier and better. Here’s how he trains herd behavior.

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Teaching Livestock to Respect Electric Fences

By   /  May 6, 2019  /  Fencing, Grazing Management, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Electric fencing is fine. It makes it possible to be more flexible and versatile with our management and I recommend it without reservation. As one of the ads by one of the companies that sell power fencing products states, it will maximize grazing and increase profits, and without question, that’s what all of us who […]

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Settling Your Herd – Letting Them Know They’ve “Arrived”

By   /  April 29, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Big thanks to Dawn Hnatow for co-authoring this article! In the last five articles we talked about how to properly drive cattle. So lets assume that we’ve driven our cattle somewhere and we had good movement and we didn’t do anything to interfere with it so the cattle trailed out nicely, and we’ve gotten to […]

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SACB Method for Grafting Orphan Calves

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

SACB Method: (pronounced ‘sawb’) a simple and easy way to graft calves. Everyone and their dog has a sure fire method for grafting a twin or orphan calf. However, each method takes time and patience. These are things I don’t normally have during calving. Further, the very fact that an animal has to be handled […]

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Prepping For Livestock Arrival

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

For those of you who are starting new herds or adding to the one you have, here are some tips to make sure you’re ready to receive new livestock. Coordinate With Your Shipper on Lane and Gate Size An eighteen-wheeler may fit through your gate, but will it be able to make it down the […]

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