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dc.contributor.authorLinhart, S. B.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, J. D.
dc.contributor.authorDasch, G. J.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-26T05:16:06Z
dc.date.available2020-09-26T05:16:06Z
dc.date.issued1982-05-01
dc.identifier.citationLinhart, S. B., Roberts, J. D., & Dasch, G. J. (1982). Electric fencing reduces coyote predation on pastured sheep. Journal of range Management, 35(3), 276-281.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3898301
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/646183
dc.description.abstractField tests to evaluate electric fencing for protecting pastured sheep from coyote predation were conducted in North Dakota and Kansas in 1977 and 1978. In 1979, 37 western sheep producers using electric fences to exclude coyotes were interviewed and relevant data were recorded and analyzed. An all-electric 12-wire, 168-cm-high fence with alternately charged and grounded wires spaced 13 and 15 cm apart stopped ongoing coyote predation on the two North Dakota test sites. Four or five strands of electrified wire, offset 13 cm from existing woven and barbed wire sheep fences, effectively prevented further coyote predation at two Kansas sites. Sheep producers interviewed expressed a high to moderate degree of satisfaction with the use of electric fencing as a coyote management technique. However, sheep management practices on two-thirds of the ranches remained unchanged after electric fence installation and nearly all producers continued to use other control methods. Sixty percent of the producers stated that they experienced some type of maintenance problems but many of these problems may have been due to poor construction techniques or a failure to check their fences periodically. Cost-benefit factors associated with the use of electric fencing, study limitations, and further research needs are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectKansas
dc.subjectNorth Dakota
dc.titleElectric fencing reduces coyote predation on pastured sheep in North Dakota, Kansas
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Journal of Range Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
dc.description.admin-noteMigrated from OJS platform August 2020
dc.source.volume35
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage276-281
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-26T05:16:06Z


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