Guidelines for Culling Cows – and Other Livestock

By: Kathy Voth

You can ensure an optimally productive herd with these tips for choosing who should stay and who should go. If you’re in a drought situation this summer and want to maintain healthy soils, forage and animals, you’ll really want to check this out.

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DIY Flerds – Grazing Sheep and Cattle Together for Pasture Management and Predator Protection

By: Kathy Voth

The researchers started with two observations.  First, free-ranging sheep don’t normally stay with cattle in the same pasture.  In fact they interacted less than 6% of the time.  Second, they had seen how aggressive cattle could be towards dogs, especially when they felt threatened.  They figured that this aggression towards threatening dogs would translate to coyotes as well, and that if the sheep behaved as part of the cow herd, they’d have more protection.  And with that, they began to figure out the logistics for bonding sheep, goats and cattle.

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