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Cattle sorting left to the police

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We are very thankful for the relationships we have with our local ranching community. From providing cattle training to jumping in to lend a helping hand at a moments notice. Prime example, yesterday Officer Jeremy Carabajal was dispatched to loose cows on Sandy Mush Road. Officer Carabajal arrived to the scene and found three cows roaming around in the road way. A valiant effort was made, but Officer Carabajal was unable to secure the cattle. A quick call was made to our good friend, Bob Erickson, and it was not long before Joey Cozzi from Dos Palos Y Auction arrived...

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Gallagher Grazing Tumble Wheels at work

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From a customer in Montague, CA: Thought you might enjoy this pic. My husband normally feeds in the winter but he recently had surgery. No way can I handle bales (or driving the backhoe) to feed. Our son came up and lined up our 1 ton bales in rows for me to feed. I cut up an old tarp and covered the bales individually. Then I bought two of your tumble wheels. It’s working great! I break off flakes — just flop them over on the ground — and pull the wheels back as needed. The cows respect the line...

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Key Electric Fence Components

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Electric Fence Charger. Sometimes also called an energizer or fencer, the charger needs to be powerful enough to deliver a definite jolt when your horse touches it, even when its current is reduced by vegetation touching the fence line or (as sometimes happens) by moist, dewy early-morning conditions. Ignore chargers whose power is rated by miles; look instead for one rated by joules, a measure of the oomph with which the charger is pulsing its thousands of volts of current through the fence once every second. One joule is a minimum rating for fencing that encloses up to five acres,...

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Gallagher SmartFence

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I posted a month ago asking about the Gallagher smart reel fence. Here is my review after buying one and using it some. One smart reel was $262 including the shipping which took 8 days. Its 328' long so that is comparable to 2 rolls of Electronet from Premier1 which would be $250 with free shipping and arrives in about 3 days. (Though I appreciate the homemade contraptions from the previous post, my primary motivation was to save time, not money.) I run a flock of 20-30 Katahdin ewes (+ lambs in season) in the Arkansas Ozarks. With a wooded,...

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Pasture Improvement Grants available to farmers

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  Pasture Improvement Grants Grants of up to $2,500 are available for projects to help farms transition to pasture-based systems, expand animals’ access to well-managed pasture, and improve the quality of pasture. The online application deadline is 5pm CST on December 2, 2019.    Valley Farm Supply has all the products and items you need to improve your livestock or poultry operation. Let us help you select the best products at www.valleyfarmsupply.com Before you apply, please review the eligibility requirements below. To apply, complete an online application with information about your farm, proposed project, and project budget. You will also be asked...

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