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At 6:54am on March 5, 2013, Karl Hallen said…

Hi, Incorporating a few strips or small paddocks with mixtures of Chicory (Cichorium intybus), Plantain (Plantago major), and the herb Bennet (Geum urbanum) has shown some very promising results for anthelmintic use.  While I can't cite any scientific studies, fecal counts on a few mixed goat herds using this for some of their goats were much lower than for their goats w/out access. I am hoping to pursue this further myself.           Good Luck,  Karl

At 3:07pm on March 7, 2013, Brett Chedzoy said…

Some commonly available browse sources in silvopastures may also help with parasite control.  Oaks and black locust are examples of trees whose folliage contain significant concentrations of condensed tannins - reportedly an effective natural dewormer.

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Starting a silvopasture in the woods

Started by Joe Repetur. Last reply by Joe Repetur 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

We have about 20+ acres of woods we can use as a silvopasture, but we're not sure how to start it. The woods are a mess, and we're not sure if we should "clear cut" and start over, or?? We have a lot…Continue

protecting young trees during fly season

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy on Tuesday. 2 Replies

As we get ready to move our 5 bulls from the "bull pen" pastures this weekend off to their respective breeding groups and other parts of the farm, I'm reminded that we're currently at the height of…Continue

Help: Oak acorn fungus/blight?

Started by Joanne Vaughn. Last reply by Joanne Vaughn May 23. 3 Replies

We have an oak tree with numerous acorns. All acorns are blighted like…Continue

Tags: acorns, blight, fungus, oak

Feed values for fodder trees

Started by jackie milne. Last reply by jackie milne May 5. 4 Replies

Hello everyone!We live in northern Canada, we have Aspen, birch, popular, willows and various wild roses and berry shrubs as well as white and black spruce mainly some pine. What I have been trying…Continue


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