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    Predator Proof Fence

    I'm sorry if this is not helpful, but I'm on board with Baymule. The short version is that fencing keeps livestock in and Livestock Guardians keep predators out. The $.02 I've got to add is that if you're lucky, fencing will also keep your LG's in too. Please keep us posted on what you've...
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    Mountain lion in the area

    Thank you Baymule. I will look into them.
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    Mountain lion in the area

    Thank you Baymule. I tried it on a smaller scale than all 15 acres, in an attempt to keep my bull from visiting the neighbor's girls. The bull seemed to think the standoffs were things to use to scratch his forehead and broke every single one of them off the t-posts! But that's a problem for...
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    Mountain lion in the area

    My apologies for any misunderstanding caused my post. I am guessing that you are unaware that, "FWIW" means, "For what it's worth". With that in mind, you can plainly see that I was not telling you what to do. Yes, I know you were not telling me what to do either. I was simply relating my...
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    Mountain lion in the area

    FWIW, the vet told me that if Harry had not had his long thick winter coat, he would've been dead. That fur mostly stopped the claws, only 1 of the 3 actually cut into him, the other 2 just left scratches. The one that did cut nicked a capillary and caused a slow bleed that abscessed. Short fur...
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    Mountain lion in the area

    We had some sort of bobcat or cougar around here last winter. I know it tried to take some sheep because of the gashes that formed an abscess on Harry's neck. Harry is a young Pyrenees, barely a year old then, when he fought & ran it off. It didn't get a meal so I don't think it has returned...
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    Pooch test...does it work?

    Ditto. What pooch test? Got a link?
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    Magnum- the unfolding/unravelling story of our LGD

    Please don't! Your questions and all the great answers are teaching me my own mistakes and, hopefully, how to correct them. Thanks!
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    I found a new sheep podcast!

    Thank you
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    Meat Lambs

    I'm sure breed has a lot to do with it, but how big are they at that age? My sheep are Dorper, Blackbelly, and Katahdin mix. They are mostly pasture raised, but get some feed each evening when I bring them in for the night. I'd have nothing but hair & hooves if I slaughtered them at that age...
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    The flies are horrendous!!!

    Here too, outside of Tulsa, the flies are a nightmare! I use a pyrethin based pour-on for my cattle. It's 1% pyrethin and I got it at the local feed mill. There are several brands and it's also carried in Tractor Supply and Atwoods. It works great for the bulk of the smaller size flies...
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    Trailer Conversion

    Not to beat a dead ...okay, bad phrase to use here... sorry. Let me just say that if you are stopped in traffic from an accident, rush hour, or even coming up to toll booths, the vent could be near someone's exhaust.
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    I finally got my herd breeders

    You have some beautiful animals, and children too. They all look very healthy and happy. :thumbsup
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    Trailer Conversion

    Those vents concern me. Is there any chance they could bring in exhaust fumes into the trailer if you got stuck in traffic? The manufacturer didn't make this to transport people or livestock so I doubt that would be a concern of theirs. I would look for a way to seal them off during travel, and...
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    Milk Supply after losing a kid

    While I can't give you advice on milking, I'm sure you will find a home for him. There's always someone looking for a bottle baby. Bump your CL ad often, and try facebook groups too. Be sure to point out how great it will be as a pet because bottle feeding really bonds them with you. He's...
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    New kid with diarrhea

    Just a thought, you might want to keep the poop separate from your regular compost/manure pile. You don't want the Coccidiosis a chance to spread throughout it. I'd even consider bagging the poop and putting it out for trash until you have it under control.
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    Retirement Dreams

    Have you considered sheep, or even goats? They'll also help to keep the grass down. Sheep also sell well as pets, if you don't want them for meat. I'm a little south of you in OK, I'm paying $40 for a large round bale of prairrie hay. A bale lasts me 7-9 days in the winter with a bull, a cow...
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    Outdoor Cat Safety

    I know that night is prime hunting. I had a pair of natural born killers, a pair of sisters, that eliminated my above ground rodent problem. I'd find presents on the porch every morning! They even got a groundhog that was over twice their combined size last summer. One of them, Righty...
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    Lost Lambs - Help?

    I totally agree with Baymule, bring them in at night. I also agree with the suggestion of putting them in the barn if you can, and add getting an lgd for the flock. I have a 1/2 acre pen close to the house with 2 great pyrenees that I bring the sheep into every night. Even 50 feet from the...