By Michael Millward
Fallon-Carter County Extension Agent 

A good livestock guardian dog


January 15, 2021

I grew up on a sheep operation with around 1200 head of ewes. After leaving the area and going to school I started to learn more about the problems that livestock operations have with predation of their livestock. I found that my fellow students in the Animal Science and Wildlife Biology programs, who had a similar experience to me and had seen an established pack of livestock guardian dogs at work, saw far fewer problems with predation of their livestock than those that had seen ineffective guardian dogs or that had not used guardian dogs at all.

In a study done by Jeffrey S. Green, “Li...

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