Yearlong livestock guardian dog study culminates with positive overtone. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Steve Byrns.
Yearlong livestock guardian dog study culminates with positive overtone.

Guardian dog study culminates with positive overtone

Yearlong results in west Texas show promise for ancient predator control method for sheep and goats.

The numbers are in from a yearlong experiment pitting 18 inexperienced young livestock guardian dogs and their handlers against native sheep and goat predators ranging over thousands of acres in west Texas.

“Predation is and always has been one of the most significant problems in the sheep and goat industry in Texas,” said Dr. Reid Redden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist. “The problem is getting worse.”

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