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Teaching Cattle to Graze Through Snow

By   /  September 7, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  No Comments

We’ve covered some of this information in other articles, but I thought it would be helpful to gather it in one spot for you so you can begin to plan your winter management.

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Avoid the Danger of Being Associated with the Feed Bucket

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock, Pigs  /  No Comments

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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Two-Stage Weaning is Calf, Grazier, and Scientist Approved

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Weaning may be the biggest stress that a calf endures in its life. When calves are abruptly separated from their mothers, they bawl, they don’t eat, and they pace their pens and fence lines, walking an average of 25 miles a day in one test. They also become more vulnerable to respiratory infections. How do […]

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The Wave – the Secret to Keeping Calves and Lambs with Their Moms When Moving Them

By   /  July 13, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on The Wave – the Secret to Keeping Calves and Lambs with Their Moms When Moving Them

For the last 8-10 years I have been working on an efficient method to move new born calves and lambs from pasture to pasture. This is something that scares many people and keeps them from managing grass at the same time they are calving/lambing. Most people will have a birthing pasture that gets hammered because […]

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Can Animals Detect Mineral Deficiencies?

By   /  May 4, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Can Animals Detect Mineral Deficiencies?

If you’ve ever seen your animals eating soil, bones, feces or other unusual items, you probably took this as an indication that they may have a mineral imbalance. Yet many animal nutritionists will tell you, based on past studies, that ruminants are incapable of eating minerals in correct amounts to prevent or correct mineral deficiencies. […]

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