Story: Goats and goat farming

Rotational grazing

Rotational grazing

This domestic goat has grazed in a circle around its tethering rope. Goats can be used to clean up areas of rough grass if they are well managed and moved regularly. They will do a good job of cleaning up the vegetable garden too if they get loose!

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1983/4221/17
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Goats and goat farming - Farming goats for weed control and milk', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008