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Hello Allan - your presence here is very welcome.

I'm sure you have addressed my concern - sorry to be taking you back to basics.

1. I read your note that herdsman can do the constraining job better than fences, but since they are a bit thin on the ground in Australia, what are your key suggestions for herd constraint in initial implementation of holistic management. Electric fencing (electro-net or similar)? Are there any electronic noise makers that cattle are particularly sensitive to - I was thinking along the lines of recorded wolf howls etc?

2. Following initial usage I was thinking of using some kind of FEDGES - Food Hedge. Have you any experience with these? Do you have any suggestions for species / guild or mix of species that would make a useful FEDGE for cattle?

3. I have read that Joel Salatin uses layer hens to follow cattle in rotation. Does your research lend support to this?

I have more questions .... but i don't want to be a pain

Garry Hoddinott, Grafton NSW Aust.
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