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Sep 17, 2012 12:11 PM CST
|Austrian winter peas grow well here. Anything else I can plant along with them for goat munching?|
Sep 18, 2012 9:26 AM CST
|The Yaupon shrub is plentiful for us in this part of the country and is evergreen and available all winter long, and the goats love it.|
We sow winter grasses for our cattle, and I wonder how well goats would do on that. Things like wheat, annual rye, oats, etc.
Sep 18, 2012 11:50 AM CST
|My best suggestion would be to contact your county Cooperative Extension agent - if you have one. They can tell you what works best in your area. Here, we have snow - not much grazing that.|
Sep 19, 2012 7:13 AM CST
|Coop agent here is big beef only|
Oct 11, 2012 11:56 AM CST
|Wheat, Rye ,Turnips,Radish will all work for goats Rye will grow longer in cold weather than wheat|
Oct 11, 2012 1:31 PM CST
|Ranchers around here also plant oats for winter forage.|
Feb 13, 2013 1:14 PM CST
|There is a very productive and cold hardy (10 F) leafy green called 'Tyfon' of Holland Greens. Cross between stubble turnips & Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa. 40 DTM, high yielding.|
It was originally bred for forage and cover crop use, but the young leaves are tender enough for human salad. Very mild, no 'mustard oil' so even cows milk has no mustard taste. Cut-&-come-again every 35 day if cut 1" or more above soil level.
I don't know if it would be practical for goats.
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Oct 19, 2014 4:13 PM CST
|Every spring I grow wildflowers. Every Oct., I let the goats in to eat the flowerless plants, and grass. Usually lasts until Feb. I have stopped sowing anything poisonous. |
Cauliflower is just a cabbage with a college education (mark twain)