Episode 104. Small (Ruminant) Talk: Pastures, Parasites, and Predators

In this episode, Margo Hale, director of NCAT Southeast Regional Office in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Linda Coffey, a livestock specialist with NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program, discuss some timely spring topics that are impacting their own farms: pastures, parasites, and predators.

Margo and Linda, whose farms are both in the Fayetteville area, talk about handling excess forage, electronet tips and warnings, weeds and poisonous plants, and grazing recordkeeping. They also touch on pasture management to minimize internal parasite problems and the use of livestock guardian animals to protect stock from predation.  They refer to a number of resources and invite listeners to contact them with ideas for future podcasts.

To suggest podcasts subjects or get more information on the issues in this podcast, you can contact Margo Hale and Linda Coffey directly at margoh@ncat.org and lindac@ncat.org.

Related ATTRA Resources

Pasture, Rangeland, and Grazing Management


ATTRA Grazing Planning Manual and Workbook

Sheep and Goats: Frequently Asked Questions

Managed Grazing Tutorial

Livestock and Pasture videos and webinars


Other Resources

Food Animal Concerns Trust website

Food Animal Concerns Trust Livestock Guardian Animal Overview

Livestock for Landscapes

On Pasture

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