Category Archives: Low Stress Livestock Handling

Using Cattle Instinct To Turn Them

And there is a bonus at the end of the video–a hawk takes down a drone. — jtl by Bob Kinford via the Bovine Blog One of the things we often forget when handling cattle is that we can use … Continue reading

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7 Steps To Moving & Penning Cattle With Dogs

Interesting stuff. For you guys doing “planned grazing,” this looks to me like a great (low stress) way to achieve hoof action and herd effect without having to build paddock fences or even within existing paddocks. Be sure to watch … Continue reading

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Sorting cow-calf pairs

Joseph M. Stookey, professor at the University of Saskatchewan, describes an efficient way to sort cow-calf pairs during a two-stage weaning process. The process appears to be quite effective and you may be surprised at how simple it is to implement. Click … Continue reading

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8 Steps For Stress-Free Handling Of Cattle On The Range

By Temple Grandin via Beef Magazine People who are just beginning to learn low-stress cattle handling methods on the range need to start on foot and learn how to move with slight body movements. FOLLOW LAND AND LIVESTOCK INTERNATIONAL ON … 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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Forage Improvement Results From Holistic Herding

by Bob Kinford  Back in October of 2012 I began a project of  using low stress stockmanship to herd 460 cows through a 32000 acre grazing plan. During the course of this grazing season, I did a few experiments to see … Continue reading

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Flerding Experiment

by Bob Kinford via Cow Herd Management Blog The Circle Ranch has asked me to develop a multi species herd (called a flerd) out of some of the animals on the ranch.The plan is to create a flerd by combining … Continue reading

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