[NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care

Nate nrhora at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 14:47:32 EDT 2006

The goat should know that it shouldn't bother eating other foilage
that would make it sick, unhealthy.

The farmer tries it's best to train the goat, and never gets
appreciation for what it puts in (and it should), what can the farmer
do? Only what it can for the damn goat.

On 7/11/06, Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at docshiva.org> wrote:
> Interesting.  Here we have poison oak, which the goats eat with impunity
> and, apparently, immunity.  No immunity for the people who drink the milk -
> you just have to wait until it's out of the goats' system.
> You are right that any animal is trainable, and people do train their goats;
> but training their eating habits away seems much more difficult than penning
> them and having attractive food within the pen.
> Stephen Sadler
> USDA 9, AHS heat zone 8,
> Sacramento CA - Mediterranean climate
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> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fruit Tree and goat care
> One time we had a goat who got loose from the tree where we had it
> tied up too. It ended up eating some poison ivy (or some other
> poisonous shrub) and never did again eat any more foilage. Moral of
> the story, goats can be trained, even by themselves.
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