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Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

Posted by skagit_goat_man_ WA (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 14, 06 at 11:32

We've been fortunate to have very good pasture land at our current farm but we will be moving this summer. The new land is more suitable for growing and managing browse than grass. We are planning to grow browse rows approximatley 100' long with 10' between the rows. We'd like to be able to run the goats through these rows twice a season. The row grazing will be rotational and the animals will be limited to small sections at one time. My question is what type of shrubs have rank foliage and fast regrowth. We're planning on some rosa rogusa, empress tree, blackberry but what else would you recommend. This is a trial project and the plants that don't perform well will just be replaced with a new trial. We're in a zone 9 with high summer temperatures around 70 F.Tom

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RE: Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

Check out ECHO for suggestions. They do agricultural training for people doing development/missionary work and have a lot of information on tropical/subtropical crops.

Here is a link that might be useful: Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization

RE: Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

Anne, the areas they serve a way to tropical for here. But it is a great web site demonstrating that there are people out there doing good work for others. Thanks, Tom

RE: Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 21, 06 at 16:46

You will probably also want to cross reference plant choices with nutritional value for the goats. A couple of very fast growing things that I can think of right off the bat would include almost any willow species, Blackberry, Cornus stolonifera, to name a few.

RE: Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Thu, Dec 21, 06 at 22:38

Maybe willows, like Salix purpurea.

RE: Shrubs with 'fast' regrowth for goat browse

I was searching for fast regrowth and found this thread. What has been your experience?

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