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Low-Stress Livestock Handling – Working Cattle in Alleyways

By   /  January 13, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  1 Comment

This piece comes to us from Whit Hibbard and Dawn Hnatow. In their first piece in this pen-working series, they described how to move cattle into a corral, how to empty pens from the front and the back, and how to get cattle out of a corner. Now, we move on to what to do […]

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We Finally Get a BudBox

By   /  January 6, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Animal handling can go a lot more smoothly with the proper facilities. Here’s how On Pasture author John Marble made that happen at his place.

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Why Do Your Animals Eat What They Eat and Do What They Do?

By   /  December 23, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

This 4 article series by Darrell Emmick will give you a really strong understanding of what’s going on in your pasture with your plants and animals based on the latest information and research. You’ll find out how plants influence animals and animals influence plants, how animals remember where to go to find the best stuff […]

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Low-Stress Livestock Handling and Corral Work – Part 1

By   /  December 16, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

It’s important that we talk about corral work for the simple reason that that’s where we spend a lot of time with our livestock, and it’s often a very stressful time for both animals and humans. Also, it’s unfortunately a great place to hurt performance and to teach our cattle that being in a herd […]

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Flashing Night Lights Can Protect Livestock from Predators

By   /  December 2, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Back in March of 2015, On Pasture published an article about Richard Turere, a 11-year-old Masai boy from Kenya, who invented a way to keep lions from nearby Nairobi National Park from attacking his village’s cattle. Using an old battery, a broken flashlight, an signal light switch from a motorcycle and a solar panel, he […]

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