Prerequisites for keeping goats on pasture


  • Height at least 1.2 m
  • Electric fence with four strands (good conductivity), or five strands for kids
  • Avoid electric netting, never use netting for kids (use strands and wires because horned animals do not get caught in them, and wild animals can pass them easily)
  • For areas near the farm, connect to electricity from the house and install fixed posts and fixed wires
  • For wire-netting fences and regular fixed fences, install an internal electric strand to prevent goats from climbing


Preparation for grazing

  • Slow transition from pen feeding to pasture grazing; add grass to regular feed or start with hourly grazing
  • Divide the pasture, and allow at least 6 weeks for vegetation to recover between each grazing period
  • Offer accessible shelter or shaded area, can be mobile or natural (trees)
  • Ensure sufficient water supply

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