Content tagged "goat pastures"

Endophytes

Goats Updated: December 10, 2015

Endophytes are fungi that live inside some grass plants, most commonly tall fescue and perennial ryegrass. They have a symbiotic relationship with the grass...

Goat Pastures and Forages

Goats Updated: October 26, 2015

Feeding may be one of the  largest expense of any goat operation. Goats raised for meat need high quality feed in most situations and require an optimum...

Goat Pastures Sericea lespedeza

Goats Updated: July 02, 2014

    Sericea is widely adapted in the Southeast but is best suited for use as a pasture plant on medium- to well-drained clay, sandy loam soils and deep...

Goat Pastures Cool Season Improved Herbs

Goats Updated: June 30, 2014

Luginbuhl, J-M. 2006. Pastures for Meat Goats. In: Meat Goat Production Handbook, ed. T.A. Gipson, R.C. Merkel, K. Williams, and T. Sahlu, Langston...

Goat Pastures Chicory

Goats Updated: June 30, 2014

    Forage chicory is a perennial which is suited to be grown on well-drained or moderately drained soils having medium to high fertility and a pH of 5.5 or...

Goat Pastures Year-Round Management

Goats Updated: June 30, 2014

Producers need to be aware that there is no one grazing plan that fits all situations, and many factors need to be considered. Factors such as soil types,...

Goat Pastures Poisonous Plants Common

Goats Updated: June 17, 2014

 

Goat Pastures Poisonous Plants

Goats Updated: May 21, 2014

Because of their inquisitive nature and tolerance of bitter or high tannin material, goats may eat unpalatable weeds and wild shrubs that may be poisonous,...

Pasture-Weed Management

Goats Updated: April 29, 2014

Weed management is one of the important aspects for maintaining healthy, productive pastures. Any plant that emerges at an unwanted spot is called a weed....

Goat Pastures Multi-Species Grazing can Improve Utilization of Pastures

Goats Updated: January 15, 2014

Multi-species Grazing Can Improve Utilization of PasturesBy Jodie Pennington, Small Ruminant Educator, Lincoln University, Newton County Extension Center,...

Goat Pastures Parasites

Goats Updated: October 14, 2013

One of the major components of an effective parasite control program is reducing the number of parasites to which goats are exposed.  One way to accomplish...

Goat Pastures Warm Season Improved Grasses

Goats Updated: June 19, 2013

Warm season grasses are often of tropical or subtropical origin and grow mainly during late spring, summer and early fall. Frost will kill warm season annual...

Goat Pastures Mineral Supplementation

Goats Updated: January 09, 2013

Goats require many minerals for basic body function and optimum production. Providing a complete goat mineral or a 50:50 mix of trace mineralized salt and...

Goat Pastures Bermudagrass

Goats Updated: November 19, 2012

    Bermudagrass is well adapted in the Southeast except on poorly drained soils. It is particularly well adapted to sandy soils and grows well on deep...

Goat Pastures Cowpeas

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Cowpeas grow very well during hot weather and can be grazed repeatedly if a variety that does not produce all its seeds at once is used. Management is...

Goat Pastures Soybean

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

    Soybean varieties were developed for oilseed production but can be used for high quality grazing or hay, with yields of 2 to 3 tons of dry forage per...

Goat Pastures Warm Season Improved Legumes

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Warm season legumes that provide good quality forage and fix atmospheric nitrogen are lacking in the southeastern United States. Sericea lespedeza is the...

Goat Pastures Crabgrass

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

    Large or hairy crabgrass is widely distributed and well adapted to most soils but does not tolerate water-logged conditions. It is drought tolerant and...

Goat Pastures Pearlmillet

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

    Pearlmillet is adapted to most medium- or well-drained soils except deep, sandy soils. It has proven superior to sudangrass and sorghum-sudan hybrids on...

Goat Pastures Eastern Gamagrass

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

    Eastern gamagrass s native to most of the eastern half of the United States. Eastern gamagrass grows on well-drained uplands but also persists on...

Goat Pastures Switchgrass

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

    Switchgrass is a native, warm-season perennial grass. Switchgrass grows best on well-drained soils with good moisture supply; however, it will grow on...

Goat Pastures Plant Terms

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Annual: A plant that germinates, grows, reproduces only by seed and dies in one year or growing season.Perennial: A plant that persists for several years...

Goat Pastures Supplemental Feeding

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

A complete goat mineral containing selenium should be offered free choice year-around in most production situations. When goats are raised on browse,...

Goat Pastures Nutritional Needs

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Highest quality forage and/or browse should be available to does during the last month of gestation, as well as to lactating does, developing/breeding bucks,...

Goat Pastures Predators

Goats Updated: June 29, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, the most common predator that the majority of goat producers face is their neighbor’s dog and/or errant dogs running in a pack. A...

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