GOAT HERDER RESOURCES
Grab a snack and get comfy, as you peruse our charts, suggested articles and videos.
Each providing inspiration, research and insight into regenerative husbandry and land management with goats.
The numerous benefits of pastoral husbandry are related in this short intro to the method. The research is in, and the news is out. Raising goats in nature, with nature hands down, produces better disposition, stronger confirmation, superior production of milk, hair, progeny and meat.
Goat Lady Lani Malmberg, with other goat herders are a breath of fresh inspiration. Articulating their land management methods, is wind beneath my wings. This is a short film that succinctly reminds me why we are committed to and am fascinated by the regenerative principles of pastoral husbandry.
Hendrik Mentz imparts his soul, that of a true pastoralist. A deep sense of belonging, when we living beings, mutually thrive with the goat and the land. “It’s what actually is.”
How often do we consider the lives of modern goat herds? It seems like a throwback to some distant past, yet, Ezzat and Abla Maged with the help of young goat herders have made a life and successful business making Ambarees cheese. Days are long but the rhythm of life is perfect. Ezzat shares his concerns over the lack of goat herders, and how it may negatively impact the future of artisan cheeses, and more. The world needs more pastoralists!
From Weedy Forests to Grassy Woodlands tells the story of the work being done by the Goathand Cooperative. Showing stunning results on the forest floor, it’s having much broader effects: The forest’s wildlife is thriving, the goats are healthy and happy. As one Cooperative member says in the film, an important re-connection is also being made with nature. “We haven’t always been trammellers of land,” says Patrick Jones. This connection to the soil and to the forest is, he believes, “our way back to sanity”.
Goat Herder, lan Newsam shares some interesting points on the how he selects candidates for his Goat Brigade. The fact that their innate foraging abilities can be bred out of the goat, when raised in confinement. The pet goat doesn’t become the working herd goat, overnight. One manner to help goats regain their foraging capability is incorporating goat walking into your daily regiment, and restoring the pastoral principles.
Implemented herding methods successfully employed with hundreds of goats. I know it can be done with a few in smaller herds. Here is a working herd, showing off the routine, familiar voice of the herders and goats trained for the destination. Because what lies ahead is to work at what they do best.
If there was ever a short film that depicts a goat herder’s life, this has captured it in a nutshell. Follow along as the goat herder journey’s to take his herd to goat paradise, what I affectionately call Goatlandia.
Christian Nawroth from the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biology is the man behind the study. Revealing what pastoralists are keenly aware.
A video related to urban shepherds, not goat herders, however, ideally providing the same restorative land management options using sheep, as GOAT YOUR LAND does with goats.
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