Mar 15, 2023Liked by Jim Hightower

Honest asses are sooo hard to find!

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Mar 15, 2023·edited Mar 15, 2023

Donkeys will certainly protect sheep because they are very territorial. Dogs seem to work best with sheep, if they are raised with the sheep in the pasture under the guidance of other previously trained dogs.

Training them requires a specialized program. The dog must become part of the flock and live with the flock 24/7. You can't just put a dog in the pasture with a flock of sheep and expect the animal to guard the sheep instinctively. If you do it, it will just follow you home.

The best system I've seen is that of a rancher in Missouri named Greg Judy. He has developed a system that is second to none and he teaches his system to other ranchers. He has a very interesting YouTube channel that focuses on regenerative agriculture.

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