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Multi-species Grazing Management Part 1 – Saddle Horses Are Jerks

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  3 Comments

First off, let me assure you I do not hate horses. In fact, this article is not really about horses at all. It is about soil and grass. Horses, though, can really improve grass and soil even though the way they are currently managed does the opposite. It’s just that when horses are grazed in […]

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Happiness is Being in the Herd

By   /  May 13, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  15 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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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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Driving Cows and Calves – How to Make Sure They Stay Together

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Driving Cows and Calves – How to Make Sure They Stay Together

In the last four articles we talked about how to properly drive cattle. (Here are the last four articles in case you missed them: Approaching the Herd, Starting Herd Movement, Driving Your Herd, Turning Your Herd.) Driving pairs deserves special attention because this could well be the #1 livestock handling problem on ranches; that is, […]

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Turning Your Herd – How To Guide Them Once You’ve Got Them Moving

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Turning Your Herd – How To Guide Them Once You’ve Got Them Moving

Here’s another in Whit Hibbard’s series on Low-Stress Livestock Handling. Earlier this year Tom Krawiec wrote about how he used these techniques to save his ranch $2400. Whit is following up with the information you need to build your own skills. Check out our Special Collection of Whit’s articles to see everything in the series. […]

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