Of all the goat breeds I have only read of the Angora being put to more grazing than browsing... even up to 80%. They are very useful in clearing grasses to prevent fire.
Leah Sattler wrote:
Goats are naturally browsers. They prefer leafy vegetation over grass..but...I have personally seen how quickly they can devastate large areas of browse that will not recover, and seen in comparison how they can repeatedly graze down pasture and it will fully recover quickly. In making my future plans I am torn between the effeciency of grass forage over the health benefits for the goats of browse. Can I really develop a herd (genetically) that can tolerate the higher parasite load inevitable in a grazing situation? (which is far more sustainable) Would it be worth it to utilize much more acreage to maintain a sustainable browse situation? what are your thoughts on this?
rose macaskie wrote:
asmileintheneswack whatever a neswack is somethign between neck and wack? Does not hemp produce arsenic. Is that alright for live stock ?
Rob Alexander wrote:
Personally I'm singing in the Pat Coleby choir on worms, copper sulphate ad-lib.
I am trying this too, don't forget the dolomite antidote to prevent liver toxicity.
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