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Low-Stress Livestock Handling Part 2 – Observation, Driving and Parallel Movement With a Focus on Sheep

By   /  October 19, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock, Sheep  /  No Comments

Last week we shared a video from Boyd Holden about best practices for low-stress sheep handling. Boyd is an animal handling consultant from Australia who covers handling of both cattle and sheep in a series of training videos. I appreciate his approach of starting from the beginning and then sharing techniques in little chunks like […]

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Low-Stress Livestock Handling – Best Practices for Sheep Part 1

By   /  October 12, 2020  /  Behavior, Livestock, Sheep  /  4 Comments

If you’ve been reading On Pasture for very long, you’ve certainly seen Whit Hibbard’s articles sharing the ins and outs of moving cattle and other livestock. But sometimes it helps to see the principles in action. So here’s a video prepared by our friends down under, with the help of animal handling consultant Boyd Holden. […]

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Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation – Part 2

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Adding Sheep to a Cattle Operation – Part 2

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

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Trials and Tribulations of a First-Time Shepherd/Full Time Cattleman – Part 1

By   /  June 8, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Trials and Tribulations of a First-Time Shepherd/Full Time Cattleman – Part 1

For the past few weeks we’ve been sharing articles from folks at the American Solar Grazing Association about the business of using sheep to manage vegetation in solar arrays. It might have some of you cattlemen/women thinking about raising sheep. With that in mind, here’s the voice of experience from someone just like you – […]

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Solar Sheep, LLC Shares Lessons Learned About Solar Grazing

By   /  June 1, 2020  /  Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Solar Sheep, LLC Shares Lessons Learned About Solar Grazing

Beginning with Part 3 in this series, we want to show you how different graziers approach the business of solar grazing so you can consider ways that it might work for you too. These businesses are also members of the American Solar Grazing Association (ASGA) and we’ll share how they’ve benefited from participating in the […]

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