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by Adrian
on May 17, 2018 at 8:54 PM
Can their poops carry seeds though?
by Juli Thompson
on August 10, 2019 at 12:24 PM
Are star thistle seeds viable in goat poop, or have they been fully digested?
by Dan Macon
on August 12, 2019 at 8:33 AM
Research in Idaho found that only about 3% of yellow starthistle seeds remained viable after passage through a goat's digestive system. This is true for other ruminants (sheep, cattle, etc.) as well - and for other weed species. Properly timed grazing (especially with sheep or goats) can help control yellow starthistle.
by JW
on May 5, 2020 at 12:58 PM
I own goats and like most ruminants they have 4 stomach chambers and highly acidic stomach acid so their would likely be no seeds left or very little left.
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