Category Archives: Herd Effect

INVISIBLE FENCES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEAN ANDERSON

A bit lengthy but well worth the read. The technology is not yet fully cost effective when compared to the latest electric fencing technology. But compared to building a standard, barbed (or net) wire conventional fence, it is indeed less … Continue reading

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Your Grazing Chart – Figuring Animal Needs

By Troy Bishopp  via On Pasture Today, we’re headed to a presentation by Troy, the Grass Whisperer, Bishopp to check out how easy it can be to figure our animal needs so we can create a Planned Grazing Chart that … Continue reading

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Setting Up an Intensive Grazing System That Works – Pasture Recovery Periods

By Dave Scott  via On Pasture Regardless of your irrigation status, you’ll find great tips here on improving spring pastures, getting more forage with less nitrogen, adding legumes and preventing and reducing parasite problems. Pasture Recovery Period Considerations or “Building the … Continue reading

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Bootstrap @ The Golden Yoke – Pasture Management:

Do you have any idea as to how long it has taken the government Neanderthals  (NRCS, et al) and their lackeys (SRM, et al) to recognize and admit to the advantages of intensive grazing management? I’ll give you a hint–the idea … Continue reading

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Intensive Grazing on Irrigated Pastures

By Dave Scott of ATTRA-NCAT via On Pasture Even if you’re not working with irrigation, this article has some great tips for transitioning to intensive grazing, stockpiling pasture, and considering the downsides.  This is the first in a series from Dave … Continue reading

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Herding experiments could aid pastures, predators

Rodear by LAURA LUNDQUIST, Chronicle Staff Writer The Bozeman Daily Chronicle HELENA – Even though Monday still felt like mid-August, it was time to move the cattle down from the high meadows of the Sieben Livestock Ranch. As the sun … Continue reading

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Herding & Electric Fencing Combined to Increase Herd Effect

The Rodear Initiative. We can pick up and set out polywire at a blistering pace with the help of our equine partners. We’ve got a good video of this method in action that we’ll put up when we get it … Continue reading

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Using rodearing to improve upland range…

The Rodear Initiative The Betrayed: On Warriors, Cowboys and Other Misfits. by Dr Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume. Click here to buy the paperback version from Land & Livestock International’s aStore. Digital media products such as Kindle can only be purchased … Continue reading

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Rodearing

The Rodear Initiative Rodearing is a lot like sheep herding!  Cattle are naturally gregarious, but need to be “trained” to stay in such close proximity.  This same response to herding should be advantageous in the presence of predators. Here we’re utilizing … Continue reading

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Sex, nutrition, and electric fence

Power fence is the technology that has the potential to help us graze animals for better sustainability of resources, graze areas that were impossible to graze without it, increase profit with more effective grazing, and control animals in a safe … Continue reading

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