Integrating Livestock with Crops Project: Electric Fences. Sheep In and Predators Out
Livestock Integration with Crops: Electric Fences. Sheep In and Predators Out
Montana State University’s three-year research project, Impacts of Integrating Livestock into Cropping Systems on Soil Health and Crop Production, has uncovered some interesting findings. Funded by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (WSARE), and led by Research Associate Devon Ragen and her master’s student, Trestin Benson, this research explored the benefits and challenges of incorporating sheep into a five-year dryland cropping rotation and a diverse vegetable production system. In this video, Devon Ragen and Dave Scott, NCAT Livestock Specialist, demonstrate the tricks of the trade of fencing sheep with electric nets.