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Win the War On Weeds – Have Your Livestock Eat Your Enemies


We’re finishing up our March March on Weeds with this set of articles on some more edible enemies.

Here’s the rest of the month’s articles in case you missed anything in the series:
Weeds Are Great Forage and Grazing Them Can Make You Money – with some plants you can start grazing now!
Steers that Eat Rabbits
Why Cows Can Eat Weeds – The Science Behind How Animals Choose What to Eat
FAQs on Teaching Livestock to Eat Weeds

New Ways to Think of Weeds

Even if you don’t have this in your pastures, Greg Judy provides a great example of new ways to think of your weeds so they become an economic benefit.

Autumn Olive – Friend or Foe?

Most Commonly Asked About Weeds

Cows Eat Leafy Spurge

Can Cows Eat Woolly Croton (Goatweed/Doveweed)?

Are my weeds nutritious?

Weed Nutritional Values and Toxins

Your Funny for the Week

Back when I toured the country telling folks that cows can become weed-eaters, it was common for me to look out at the audience and see a lot of skepticism. So I often ended my presentations with one of these two videos. Enjoy!

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Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.