Livestock Guardian Dogs Episode Out Now!

For this episode, we traveled to Auburn, California to talk with Dan Macon, a Livestock and Natural Resources Advisor with the University of California Cooperative Extension, about his own livestock operation and his utilization of livestock guardian dogs. We sat down with Dan to learn about the need for these dogs, their training and their viability in livestock operations. We were also fortunate to visit Dan’s flock of sheep and meet the two dogs, Elko and Dillon, who spend their lives as an integral part of the heard preventing predation from coyotes, mountain lions, feral dogs and even bears. Livestock guardian dogs live with their herd day and night. In fact they often prefer the company of their herd to the company of humans.

To listen now press play on the player below, search “Stories from California Cattle Country” on your preferred platform for streaming podcast episodes or click on one of the following links to go straight to it : Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.

Scenes from the Episode

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Stories from California Cattle Country takes listeners to some of the most beautiful parts of this diverse state to learn more about the people and practices of ranches and dairies. Follow our host, Ryan as he darts around the state meeting cattle ranchers and dairy farmers learning about the animals and land they care for everyday.

This podcast is produced by the California Cattlemen’s Foundation with support from the California Cattle Council.