Tag Archives: Herd

Aggressive herd expansion reverses shrinking U.S. cattle supply

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s annual cattle inventory report showed the U.S. cattle herd as of Jan. 1 at 101 per cent of a year earlier, or up one per cent at 89.8 million head. If the uSDA’s data is … 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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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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Why the Packer Loves Cowmen: Part II, Average Cow Life

by Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume At the end of Part I. We sad that there are three ways to cut back on breeding animals without reducing the calf crop: 1) improve herd fertility so that fewer replacement heifers are … Continue reading

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Managing the Ranch as a Business: The Role of Predator and Prey

By Dr. Jimmy T (Gunny) LaBaume, President & CEO, Land & Livestock International, Inc.  Continuing our examination of Alan Savory’s Four Key Insights.   Key Insight 3: The Role of Predator and Prey  The types of animals associated with the two … Continue reading

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The Value of Holistic Herding

by Bob Kinford via The Bovine Blog Many people look at what I am doing with holistic herding don’t see the value. The first misconception that most people have is that, on their ranch, it would be impossible to do. … Continue reading

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If Bison Chased Horses & Cattle Chased Rabbits

By Bob Kinford on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at The Bovine Blog  Why are equines the only grazing animal which seemingly enjoys chasing and dominating other grazing animals? This is a question which has baffled me for years (actually decades) … Continue reading

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