Tag Archive: cattle herding

Working Wild Bison: The Ultimate Challenge

Bison management problems had developed during the late 1970’s and 80’s in various national parks throughout the western United States. Part of the problem was tourist liability. Tourists don’t think of this huge,… Continue reading

Cowology – An Excerpt

“Working cattle effectively requires an understanding of bovine behavior*1.  Fifty years ago, the men and women who worked with stock still lived on the land. They were for the most part themselves a… Continue reading

International Sheep Dog News, March/April 2011

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Borderlines, February/March 2011

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Stockdog Training

A well-trained stockdog is among the most disciplined of all working dogs. An Australian Cattle Dog driving steers acrossthe wide-open plains, a Kelpie jumping over the backs of tightly packed sheep in a… Continue reading

Fall Roundup – How Cowdogs Saved the Day

Autumn is the time of the year when livestock is rounded up and gathered to be shipped to market.  Calves are collected and weaned and any that weren’t marked during the spring are… Continue reading

Western Horseman Magazine Book Review – October 2010

Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the… Continue reading

Cattle

Trivia: Feeder cows are heavy weight yearlings usually steers or heifers, raised for meat on high concentrate diets. Stocker cattle are lightweight calves in a grazing program to intended as feeder cows. The… Continue reading

Cane da Pastore di Oropa

            Cane da Pastore d’Oropa Also known as: Cane da Pastore d’Oropa, Shepherd Dog of Oropa, Cane Pastore Biellese,  Biella Shepherd Origin: Northern Italy / Italian Alps Height at shoulder: 23.5 inches (60 cm) Weight:… Continue reading

Stockdog Terminology – An Observation

The use of the word, “draw” to describe flocking instinct or herd behavior – the naturally occurring behavior of livestock (when a single animal or small group is separated from a herd or… Continue reading

Geese

Geese spend the greater part of the day foraging for food, which is primarily obtained by grazing.  They are effective weeders because they like grasses better than most broadleaf plants. Geese are environmentally friendly and eat slugs,… Continue reading

Dangerous Ground

The handler’s role in sheepdog training is as the pack leader directing the hunt. Placing pressure on or around the sheep is really only a matter of the dominant ram establishing his territory… Continue reading

Shiloh Shepherd

Shiloh Shepherd Origin: United States Height at shoulder: 26–30 inches (66–72 cm) Weight: 80–160 pounds (36–73 kg) Coat: Short and smooth, or plush and long Color: Shades of sable, black or white Ears:… Continue reading

Just a Stockdog Story

Stockdog Savvy  by Jeanne Joy Hartnagle-Taylor and Ty Taylor is a practical and useful handbook for ranchers as well as the hobbyist. If you want to learn to train stockdogs for farm and ranch work in the… Continue reading