GOAT HERDER RESOURCES

Grab a snack and get comfy, as you peruse our charts, suggested articles and videos.

Each providing inspiration, research and insight into regenerative husbandry and land management with goats.

Goat Lady Lani Malmberg, with other goat herders are a breath of fresh inspiration. Articulating their land management methods, is wind beneath my wings. This is a short film that succinctly reminds me why we are committed to and am fascinated by the regenerative principles of pastoral husbandry.

Hendrik Mentz imparts his soul, that of a true pastoralist. A deep sense of belonging, when we living beings, mutually thrive with the goat and the land. “It’s what actually is.”

 

This is a companion video and follow-up to a blog post related to a protocol I use to manage flies in barns and paddocks.

If you haven’t read the article, link to it from here.

Goat Herder, lan Newsam shares some interesting points on the how he selects candidates for his Goat Brigade. The fact that their innate foraging abilities can be bred out of the goat, when raised in confinement. The pet goat doesn’t become the working herd goat, overnight.  One manner to help goats regain their foraging capability is incorporating goat walking into your daily regiment, and restoring the pastoral principles.

Implemented herding methods successfully employed with hundreds of goats. I know it can be done with a few in smaller herds. Here is a working herd, showing off the routine, familiar voice of the herders and goats trained for the destination. Because what lies ahead is to work at what they do best.

If there was ever a short film that depicts a goat herder’s life, this has captured it in a nutshell. Follow along as the goat herder journey’s to take his herd to goat paradise, what I affectionately call Goatlandia.

Dr Alan McElligott, from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, has found that goats are far more intelligent than their reputation suggests and has made discoveries about their emotions that can help improve their welfare thus improving their productivity on farms around the world.
New research suggests goats can read people’s faces and are drawn to happy expressions. Until now, only domesticated animals such as dogs were assumed to perceive human facial cues. But goat herders are familiar with a totally different goat.

Christian Nawroth from the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biology is the man behind the study. Revealing what pastoralists are keenly aware.

A video related to urban shepherds, not goat herders, however, ideally providing the same restorative land management options using sheep, as GOAT YOUR LAND does with goats.

ARTICLES AND RESEARCH

MEMES AND CHARTS

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MEMES AND CHARTS

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BENEFITS OF GOAT GRAZING
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