Source: AgriLife Today
A workshop on bonding and starting livestock guardian dogs is set for March 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo.
The program will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the center, located north of San Angelo on U.S. Highway 87. Individual registration is $15 by March 12 and $25 thereafter. The fees include a noon meal. For more information and to register, call the center at 325-653-4576.
The Raising a Successful Livestock Guardian Dog Workshop: Covering the Basics Needed to Get Through the First Year, is part of the center’s ongoing effort to help producers adopt the age-old practice of keeping specially bred and trained dogs with livestock as a deterrent to predation, said Dr. John Walker, Texas A&M AgriLife Research director at the center.
Workshop topics will include: Bonding Your Livestock Guardian Dog with Livestock; Feeding Your Livestock Guardian Dog; What Breed and How Many Livestock Guardian Dogs Do I Need?; Veterinary Care; Monitoring and Insurance Options; and Overview of Livestock Guardian Dog Research at the Martin Ranch in Menard.
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