Goats for Vegetation Management
Steve Hart - Langston University
After completion of this module of instruction the producer should be able to state reasons why producers should manage vegetation on the family farm and why goats are a good animal for vegetation management. The producer should know the advantages of co-grazing goats and cattle and be able to select the proper stocking rate for goats grazing with cattle. The producer should be able to score a minimum of 85% on the module test.
After completion of this instructional module the producer should be able to:
- Match terms with the correct definition.
- State the purpose of using goats for vegetation management.
- State reasons why producers should manage vegetation.
- Identify options producers have for vegetation management.
- Distinguish between mechanical and chemical vegetation control.
- State the compatibility of goats with cattle.
- Select the proper stocking rate of goats in combination with cattle.
- Identify management factors to consider when using goats for vegetation management.
- State ways for making fence modifications to control/contain goats on the property.
- State the meaning of 10-47-12 when related to wire fence.
- State the meaning of the statement “rent-a-goat.”
- Identify some constraints for operating a rent-a-goat program.
- Describe goat vegetation management in Oklahoma.
- Develop an individual farm vegetation management program
- Beneficial characteristics
- Dietary preferences
- Vegetation control
- Browse species
- Herbaceous species
- Tools Needed
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