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Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

By   /  July 20, 2015  /  Beef Cattle, Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Training Livestock to Leave Streams and Use Uplands

Cattle can damage streams and surrounding vegetation (riparian areas) by over-grazing riparian vegetation, breaking down banks, decreasing water quality, which can reduce fish populations and wildlife numbers. Suggested solutions to this problem have traditionally ranged from the cost prohibitive – constructing fences along waterways – to the extreme – removing livestock completely from rangelands. Using […]

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Using Livestock Behavior Makes Improving Landscapes Easier

By   /  April 7, 2014  /  Behavior, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Using Livestock Behavior Makes Improving Landscapes Easier

In Part II of this series summarizing Bob Budd’s lessons learned, he describes how understanding and using an animal’s natural behavior makes it easier to move them and use them to improve landscapes and create habitat.

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The Latest In Low Cost Herding Technology

By   /  November 25, 2013  /  Livestock, Rabbits  /  1 Comment

Greta Vigren, a Swedish farmer noticed that her 5-year-old pet rabbit, Champis, had a new talent when she let her sheep out to graze for their first time in pasture after a long winter. In her interview with the Huffington Post, Greta says, “He just started to behave like a sheepdog.” Her friend, Dan Westman, […]

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