Livestock Guardians

Includes bibliographic references (p. 215-218) and index.

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 158017695X

Category: Pets

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Includes bibliographic references (p. 215-218) and index.
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Carnivores of Australia

The Journal of Wildlife Management 72, 1443–1448. Vorwald Dohner J (2007) 'Livestock Guardians. Using Dogs, Donkeys and Llamas to Protect your Herd'. (Storey Publishing: North Adams). Wade DA (1982) The use of fences for predator damage ...

Author: Alistair Glen

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643103177

Category: Nature

Page: 448

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The Australian continent provides a unique perspective on the evolution and ecology of carnivorous animals. In earlier ages, Australia provided the arena for a spectacular radiation of marsupial and reptilian predators. The causes of their extinctions are still the subject of debate. Since European settlement, Australia has seen the extinction of one large marsupial predator (the thylacine), another (the Tasmanian devil) is in danger of imminent extinction, and still others have suffered dramatic declines. By contrast, two recently-introduced predators, the fox and cat, have been spectacularly successful, with devastating impacts on the Australian fauna. Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future explores Australia's unique predator communities from pre-historic, historic and current perspectives. It covers mammalian, reptilian and avian carnivores, both native and introduced to Australia. It also examines the debate surrounding how best to manage predators to protect livestock and native biodiversity. Readers will benefit from the most up-to-date synthesis by leading researchers and managers in the field of carnivore biology. By emphasising Australian carnivores as exemplars of flesh-eaters in other parts of the world, this book will be an important reference for researchers, wildlife managers and students worldwide.
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Farm Dogs

A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers, and Other Canine Working Partners Janet Vorwald Dohner ... Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd. Storey Publishing, 2007.

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612125930

Category: Technology & Engineering

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Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.
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The Animal in Ottoman Egypt

... involved in using dogs as guardians of other animals, see the following practical guide: Janet Vorwald Dohner, Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd (North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2007). 8 .

Author: Alan Mikhail

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199315284

Category: History

Page: 336

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Since humans first emerged as a distinct species, they have eaten, fought, prayed, and moved with other animals. In this stunningly original and conceptually rich book, historian Alan Mikhail puts the history of human-animal relations at the center of transformations in the Ottoman Empire from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Mikhail uses the history of the empire's most important province, Egypt, to explain how human interactions with livestock, dogs, and charismatic megafauna changed more in a few centuries than they had for millennia. The human world became one in which animals' social and economic functions were diminished. Without animals, humans had to remake the societies they had built around intimate and cooperative interactions between species. The political and even evolutionary consequences of this separation of people and animals were wrenching and often violent. This book's interspecies histories underscore continuities between the early modern period and the nineteenth century and help to reconcile Ottoman and Arab histories. Further, the book highlights the importance of integrating Ottoman history with issues in animal studies, economic history, early modern history, and environmental history. Carefully crafted and compellingly argued, The Animal in Ottoman Egypt tells the story of the high price humans and animals paid as they entered the modern world.
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Managing Australia s Pest Animals

Dohner J (2007) Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys and Llamas to Protect Your Herd. Storey Publishing, North Adams. Doran G (1981) There is a S.M.A.R.T. way to write management's goals and objectives. Management Review 70, 35–36 ...

Author: Mike Braysher

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486304448

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Pest animals are but one of many factors that influence the desired outcome from managing natural resource based systems, whether for production or conservation purposes. Others include diseases, weeds, financial resources, weather and fire management. To be effective, an integrated and systematic approach is required, and the principles and strategic approach outlined in this book can also be used to plan and manage the damage due to other factors. Managing Australia's Pest Animals includes case studies of successful and unsuccessful pest management strategies and covers a range of topics, including the history of pest management, current best practice principles, and guidelines for planning and applying strategic pest management approaches to effectively reduce pest damage. This book is the first clear and comprehensive guide to best practice pest management in Australia and will benefit students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, people involved in natural resource management, and industry and government pest management staff. This book will be of great benefit to students and trainers of pest managers, landholders, pest management staff, or volunteers working in natural resource management, including private and public land managers, parks and wildlife staff, pest management agencies, local councils, Landcare and catchment management groups and private pest contractors.
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The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2007. Dolbeer, Richard A. “Identification and Assessment of Wildlife Damage: An Overview.” Prevention and Control of Wildlife ...

Author: Janet Vorwald Dohner

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612127002

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders, and backyard-animal raisers how to prevent their livestock, poultry, and pets from becoming prey. By understanding how predators think and behave, where and how they live, and how they attack and kill prey, you’ll be able to interpret the potential threats surrounding your home. Whether you have a vested interest in protecting your pets and livestock or are simply spellbound by wild predators, this is the book for you!
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Storey s Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock

Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas Sue Weaver. CHOOSING A LIVESTOCK GUARDIAN DONKEY Consider these points when buying a donkey to guard your miniature livestock: n Get a donkey that's big enough to do the job; ...

Author: Sue Weaver

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603426787

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 453

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Whether you want to the make most of a small plot of land or add diversity to a large farm, raising miniature livestock can be a fun and profitable experience. With expert advice on choosing a breed that suits your needs, Sue Weaver shows you how to house, feed, and care for miniature goats, sheep, donkeys, pigs, horses, cattle, and llamas. You’ll be inspired by profiles of successful breeders as you learn everything you need to know to keep your miniature livestock healthy and productive.
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The Oxford Companion to Cheese

Early twentieth-century photo of a cheesemaking barn, or buron, of mortared stonework under a four-sided thatched roof in ... Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd. North Adams, Mass.: Storey, 2007.

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Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199330898

Category: Cooking

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Winner of the 2017 James Beard Award for Reference & Scholarship The discovery of cheese is a narrative at least 8,000 years old, dating back to the Neolithic era. Yet, after all of these thousands of years we are still finding new ways to combine the same four basic ingredients - milk, bacteria, salt, and enzymes - into new and exciting products with vastly different shapes, sizes, and colors, and equally complex and varied tastes, textures, and, yes, aromas. In fact, after a long period of industrialized, processed, and standardized cheese, cheesemakers, cheesemongers, affineurs, and most of all consumers are rediscovering the endless variety of cheeses across cultures. The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first major reference work dedicated to cheese, containing 855 A-Z entries on cheese history, culture, science, and production. From cottage cheese to Camembert, from Gorgonzola to Gruyère, there are entries on all of the major cheese varieties globally, but also many cheeses that are not well known outside of their region of production. The concentrated whey cheeses popular in Norway, brunost, are covered here, as are the traditional Turkish and Iranian cheeses that are ripened in casings prepared from sheep's or goat's skin. There are entries on animal species whose milk is commonly (cow, goat, sheep) and not so commonly (think yak, camel, and reindeer) used in cheesemaking, as well as entries on a few highly important breeds within each species, such as the Nubian goat or the Holstein cow. Regional entries on places with a strong history of cheese production, biographies of influential cheesemakers, innovative and influential cheese shops, and historical entries on topics like manorial cheesemaking and cheese in children's literature round out the Companion's eclectic cultural coverage. The Companion also reflects a fascination with the microbiology and chemistry of cheese, featuring entries on bacteria, molds, yeasts, cultures, and coagulants used in cheesemaking and cheese maturing. The blooms, veins, sticky surfaces, gooey interiors, crystals, wrinkles, strings, and yes, for some, the odors of cheese are all due to microbial action and growth. And today we have unprecedented insight into the microbial complexity of cheese, thanks to advances in molecular biology, whole-genome sequencing technologies, and microbiome research. The Companion is equally interested in the applied elements of cheesemaking, with entries on production methodologies and the technology and equipment used in cheesemaking. An astonishing 325 authors contributed entries to the Companion, residing in 35 countries. These experts included cheesemakers, cheesemongers, dairy scientists, anthropologists, food historians, journalists, archaeologists, and on, from backgrounds as diverse as the topics they write about. Every entry is signed by the author, and includes both cross references to related topics and further reading suggestions. The endmatter includes a list of cheese-related museums and a thorough index. Two 16-page color inserts and well over a hundred black and white images help bring the entries to life. This landmark encyclopedia is the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and reliable reference work on cheese available, suitable for both novices and industry insiders alike.
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Free Ranging Dogs and Wildlife Conservation

Contact networks in a wildlife-livestock host community: identifying high-risk individuals in the transmission of bovine TB among badgers and cattle. ... Livestock Guardians: Using Dogs, Donkeys, and Llamas to Protect Your Herd. Storey ...

Author: Matthew E. Gompper

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199663217

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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This edited volume adopts a global perspective to review how dogs interact with wildlife, how humans perceive these interactions, the potential importance of dog-wildlife interactions, and the scope of the problems.
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Starting Running Your Own Small Farm Business

Storey. Titles. You. Will. Enjoy. Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle, by Heather Smith Thomas. ... on using dogs, donkeys, and llamas as a highly effective, low-cost, and nonlethal method to protect livestock and their owners.

Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781580176972

Category: Business & Economics

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Running your own small farm is demanding enough, but making it profitable presents a host of further challenges. In this business-savvy guide to farming on a small scale, Sarah Aubrey covers everything from financial plans and advertising budgets to web design and food service wholesalers. Learn how to isolate your target audience and craft artisanal products that will delight and amaze customers. With a solid business strategy in place, you can confidently turn your passion into a productive and profitable venture.
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