Rotational Grazing for Goats and Sheep
Learn the Key to Controlling Parasites Naturally
The answer to controlling parasites in goats and sheep does not lie in a new drug. It's all about management, and the key to parasite management is rotational grazing. You have to move them away from their poop, which contains worm eggs, which hatch into larvae and then reinfect the animals.
So, why is a there a course about this?
Because it's not simply a matter of moving goats and sheep every X number of days. It depends on weather, how fast the grass is growing, what's growing in the pasture, how many animals you have, and more!
In other words ... It depends! (Yes, that's my favorite answer to just about everything related to goats and sheep!)
I created this course because it's very time consuming to help someone figure out how big their paddocks should be, as well as how often to move the animals.
In this course, you will learn ...
- benefits of rotational grazing (More than just parasite control!)
- how much space you need for rotational grazing (Hint: It's less than you think!)
- what type of fencing you can use
- how often to move them (It's not about the calendar!)
- what to do about shelter when rotationally grazing
- and examples of how to use rotational grazing in various situations
Plus, you can ask questions in the course about your specific situation!
In 2002, Deborah and her family moved to 32 acres on a creek in the middle of nowhere to grow their own food organically. With the help of goats, sheep, pigs, and poultry, they produce 100% of their meat, eggs, and dairy products, as well as a large percentage of their vegetables, fruit, and herbs. Deborah is the author of six books, including Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally, as well as her latest book, Goats Giving Birth. She also teaches sustainable agriculture courses online for the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. She has been teaching Raising Dairy Goats Sustainably since 2013 and Pastured Poultry since 2015.