Livestock guardian dogs brought to west Texas ranches

Livestock guardian dogs brought to west Texas ranches

Year-long project involves seven ranches and 22 dogs in study to reduce predation in the west Texas sheep and goat industry.

The west Texas sheep and goat industry will soon be “going to the dogs,” with a team of Texas A&M AgriLife experts looking at the role guardian dogs could play in reducing predation in the region.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state sheep and goat specialist Dr. Reid Redden, wildlife specialist Dr. John Tomecek and resident director Dr. John Walker are heading a new year-long research project called “Understanding & Expanding the Use of Livestock Guardian Dogs in

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