1987 - Volume #11, Issue #6, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Protects Lambs from CoyotesSheep ranchers may have a new way to save lambs from coyotes, dogs and other predators, according to a recent study performed by researchers at. New Mexico State University's Jornada Experiment Range Station.
Called "bonding," the system involves mixing 45-day old lambs in the the same pen with yearling heifers and keeping the two groups together for a 30-day period. Normally, sheep and cattle stay with their own kind when out on the range or pasture. After "bonding," however, the lambs stay close to the cattle. When a coyote approaches, the heifers adopt a threatening attitude to drive the predator away, the researchers report. (Feedstuffs).
Click here to download page story appeared in.
Click here to read entire issue
To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.