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Orinlooper

  • Joined Aug 2015
Thinking of keeping goats
« on: May 24, 2020, 09:40:02 am »
How much land do you need?

I have two acres in mind, considering either goats or alpaca/lamas?

Which would be easier to keep and which will keep all the grass weeds down the best?

We have some ten year old walnut trees which I don’t want to get ruined

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Thinking of keeping goats
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2020, 07:43:22 pm »
You will find the Alpacas easier than goats, in my opinion as a goat keeper. Either way you will need to fence the trees off... goats, alpacas, sheep, cows, horses etc etc will all eat walnut trees. Don't be put off though. With the right fencing you will be fine :)

bj_cardiff

  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: Thinking of keeping goats
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 08:04:05 pm »
Goats don't really graze grass that well. They will be more interested in stripping the bark on the trees and climbing the fencing to eat any hedging.. Sounds like Alpaca would siut you better (having never owned one)..

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Thinking of keeping goats
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2020, 11:23:21 am »
Boer goats may suit, still need to fence the trees, but they are happier grazing than the dairy breeds. And tend to be a bit more laid back. Would still need shelter though.

 

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