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Flerds: Sheep and Cattle Grazing Together for Predator Protection and Pasture Management

By   /  June 21, 2021  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Pigs, Sheep  /  6 Comments

Multi-species grazing isn’t just about diversifying your operation and making good use of your pastures. It can also be a way to protect small ruminants from predation!

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Kathy’s Principles for Working With Livestock

By   /  May 17, 2021  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Over the last few weeks I’ve been highlighting the importance of principles. To me, principles are the key points to remember. They’re the building blocks for developing a successful plan to accomplish whatever I’d like to do. With that in mind, here are my principles for working with livestock. They grew out of seven years […]

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What does the cow say?

By   /  February 22, 2021  /  Behavior, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

Alexandra Green sees the humor in her work when she declares that someday she hopes to be a “cowmoonicator.” Green has been studying the vocal behavior of dairy cattle. Her work has shown that individuals have distinct voices, and that there are specific “moos” that communicate information. Working with a herd of 18 Holstein-Friesian heifers […]

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Moving Bulls Safely

By   /  February 8, 2021  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Thanks to the Beef Quality Assurance program for this helpful video about how to be safe around bulls. For those of you who have slow internet speeds, or who prefer reading to watching, I put together a transcript for you, below. Enjoy! Handling bulls is a really different situation and each bull’s going to be […]

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

By   /  December 21, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Why Do Your Animals Eat What They Eat and Do What They Do?

If you entered 2021 with a better understand of why your animals do the things they do, I think you’d be way ahead of the game. So, here’s a four article series by Darrell Emmick. He’ll give you a really strong understanding of what’s going on in your pasture with your plants and animals based […]

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