Here’s where you can post your questions about training livestock to eat weeds. This is a great place to come if you’re just getting started or you’re in the middle of your own training and you’re not sure that things are going right.
I’ll get you going with answers to a couple questions I frequently get:
Will trainees remember from one year to the next?
YES! You never have to train them again.
Do I have to train them to eat every weed in my pasture?
NO! The training you give your livestock will open their minds to the idea that food can be more than just one thing. Over time they will begin to try other things they find in their pastures. If they’re not trying something that you know is good for them, bring the tubs out again. Put a few of them near the forage you’d like them to eat. Then cut a bit of the target forage and put it in the tubs. Remember – you’ve taught them that anything in the tubs is good to eat. They’ll eat the target forage out of the tub and then begin to eat it in pasture.
Got more questions? Post them below and I’ll answer!