[permaculture] sustainable goat browse
johnfritz77 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 31 15:46:19 EDT 2008
A recent newspaper article about the increase in the use of goats as herd animals, here in the Ozarks, pointed out that goats in this part of the country are more prone to intestinal parasites because they typically graze here instead of browsing and are thus eating more closely to the soil where they can pick up these parasites. They do much better when browsing, eating with their heads up, away from the ground. So my question is, "Does anybody have any experience with plant species that can be cultivated for goats to browse on (as opposed to grazing at ground level) that can survive a goat herd's tendency to strip their habitat of vegetation"?
John Fritz, NW Arkansas.
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