Cattle protection measures

Tornjak dog guard cattle

Why donations?

The protection of large carnivores is one of the most complex nature protection issues. Large carnivores feed, namely, on animals, which are at the same time the subject of economic exploitation by people for food, hunting, etc...

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Tornjak dog puppy

First tornjak donations

In 1997, with the view to help livestock breeders in term of reducing damage caused by wolves, the State Directorate for the Protection of Nature and Environment of that time, supported by the INA Petroleum Industry...

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Tornjak dog

Tornjak donations within the framework of the LIFE III project

Since 2003 the donations have continued within the framework of the LIFE III project entitled "Conservation and Management of Wolves in Croatia ". As a result of former experience a permanent control of donation beneficiaries was organized...

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Tornjak dog guarding cattle

Donation of Tornjak dogs upon completion of the project

Following completion of the project, donations of Tornjak dogs continued with Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Zadar County allocating funds for this purpose.

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Cattle in electric fence

Donations of electric fences as part of the LIFE III project

During the project, a total of 50 electric fences were donated...

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Cattle in electric fence

Donations of electric fences following the completion of the project

Even after the close of the project, the Institute continued to conduct donations of electric fences that are also an effective means of protecting livestock.

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Electric fence

What is an electric fence?

The use of electric fences is one of the most efficient methods of protecting the cattle against the attacks of wolves and other carnivores. An electric fence is placed all around the place in which the cattle grazes during the day...

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Electric fence

What does the fence for the protection against wolves look like?

The electric fence consists of a corresponding energy source, an impulse generator, electricity conducting wires fixed to wooden or plastic posts by means of special insulators and metal grounding rods. The simplest energy source...

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Electric fence

How to get the cattle used to the electric fence?

Domestic animals coming into contact with an electric fence for the first time must be taught that touching the fence wire is painful. It would be best...

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Electric fence - set up

How can the fence be maintained?

Without a regular maintenance the fence may easily cease being efficient. The battery charge is to be checked and it is recommended to have tow batteries of which one will always be full and...

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Tornjak dog

Why tornjak dogs of all the dogs?

Tornjak dogs are sturdy, about seventy centimetres tall, very resilient, seemingly indifferent, but actually very strong-willed dogs. They have long, luxuriant and colourful hairs, especially on the neck, tail...

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Tornjak dog - guarding the cattle

What is expected from a good tornjak dog?

Can a tornjak dog beat a wolf? He can almost always, but many people are disappointed, because the defeat of wolves is almost never a consequence of a direct fight. The fight will occur only if all other tornjak dog\'s defensive actions fail...

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Tornjak pup

How to breed and use a working tornjak dog?

For a tornjak dog to serve his functions successfully, his breeding must begin at the age between 7 weeks and 3 months, as close as possible to the surroundings in which he will be used. For tornjak dog\'s training...

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Tornjak dog - guarding the cattle

How to avoid problems?

Not even a perfect shepherd dog is an almighty machine. For that reason each larger flock is to be protected by several good quality dogs and by a shepherd, of course...

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