Weeds List

So what weeds will a goat eat?

Pretty much anything…mostly.
There are times of the years that some plants might taste bad. The consultation will determine which plants we are targeting and when we should be on-site.
We haven’t seen it yet but in rare cases very large amounts of one type of weed may be too much for the goats systems. We take a break mid day to get out of the heat and dilute the goats bellies with hay and other vegetation.
Each goat has its own personality and preference. Some may not like certain plants while others love them. That’s why we are there, it’s really up to the goats so nothing is completely guaranteed.
Goats are always exploring and trying new things, here’s a list of what we have seen them eat so far.
If you see something on the list you want to keep don’t worry, we keep them moving off the favorable vegetation.

Weeds List

Alder
Baby’s Breath
Birch
Black Meidrick
Black Mustard
Blackberry
Blueweed
Buffalo Bean
Buffalo Brush
Bull Thistle
Burdock  -Common, Slender
Buttercup
Canada Golden Rod
Canada Thistle
Caraway
Cheat Grass
Cinqufoil  -Sulphur, Rough
Clover  -Sweet, Alsike/Dutch, Red, Purple
Common Candy
Common Mullein
Coyote Bush
Current- Gooseberry, Black, Red
Dalmatian Toadflax
Dandelions
Diffuse Knapweed
Distaff Thistle
Deer Brush
Field bindweed
Field Scabious
Goatsbeard
Goosefoot
Gorse
Hellbane
Honeysuckle
Horehound
Indian Tobacco
Italian Thistle
Knapweed
Lambs Quarter
Larkspur
Leafy Spurge
Loco Weed
Milk thistle
Multiflora Rose
Musk Thistle
Orange Hawk-weed
Oxeye Daisy
Pigweed
Pineapple Weed
Plumeless Thistle
Poison Hemlock
Poplar- Aspen, Balsam
Purple Loostrife
Purple Starthistle
Rabbit Brush
Raspberry
Russian Knapweed
Russian Thistle
Scentless Chamomile
Scentless False May Weed
Scotch Thistle
Sow Thistle
Spotted Knapweed
Sweet
Tansy
Toadflax
Vetch
Wild Rose
Willow
Wormwood Sage
Yarrow
Yellow Mustard
Yellow Starthistle
Yucca (leaves and blossoms)

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