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"Herds of goats to graze on invasive plants

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Great idea.  They should turn them loose on kudzu.  Big Grin

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Herds of goats to graze on invasive plants

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/These-Lawnmowers-run-on-Baas-125075174.html

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Comments

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sully16Comment by sully16 - July 7, 2011, 8:57 am
Great idea.
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konaneComment by konane - July 7, 2011, 9:34 am
Thanks Sully!
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Rick GComment by Rick G - July 7, 2011, 9:37 am
Don't knock kudzu...it's edible, plentiful and it grows fast. In a severe food shortage it could be a lifesaver.
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konaneComment by konane - July 7, 2011, 10:08 am
Thanks Rick! Understand it's edible by humans .... horses and cows like it pretty well too. My main objection is it covers tree canopies killing them.
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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - July 7, 2011, 6:52 pm
I wonder if goats tend to pull of the plants with roots when they graze? Growing up on a ranch when we got tired of mowing the lawn my dad put up an electric fence around it and put the sheep in there. Ah the memories, running into the electric wire all the time - forgetting it was there! LOL
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jarasanComment by jarasan - July 7, 2011, 7:19 pm
This is near me, never stare down a goat!
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time*treatComment by time*treat - July 7, 2011, 8:59 pm
Now they'll wind up with too many goats. Then they'll have to hire that lady who swallowed the fly ... ;-)
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konaneComment by konane - July 7, 2011, 10:21 pm
Thanks TigerAngel! I've heard of goats being used to clear out underbrush but have never been around them except in a petting zoo.
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konaneComment by konane - July 7, 2011, 10:22 pm
Thanks Jarasan! They're cute though, aren't they?
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konaneComment by konane - July 7, 2011, 10:24 pm
Thanks Time*treat! Properly cooked they taste good so many uses for surplus goats. ;-)
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - July 8, 2011, 9:44 am
I heard tell goat is a delicacy in the Muslim diet. Should be a market for goat in the U.S..
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konaneComment by konane - July 8, 2011, 9:52 am
Thanks JAP! Can be found frozen and cut up in many international markets in Atlanta. My palette says it tastes like strong lamb.
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Comment by GASMETERGUY - July 8, 2011, 11:59 am
I once owned a goat. But somebody got it.
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konaneComment by konane - July 8, 2011, 12:40 pm
Thanks Gasmeterguy! Lol good one.

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