Story: Goats and goat farming

An agile goat

An agile goat

Goats are agile and will eat all sorts of vegetation. This one has climbed into a peach tree to eat the foliage. As well as eating leaves and twigs, goats may also ringbark and kill the trees.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Goats in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008