Question I want my meadow to grow better for my goats.
Is there a fertilizer that will make the grass
grow better that is safe for the goats?
Answer Not totally my expertise but after researching this I would advise not fertilizing at the same time your livetock/goats are on the pasture - that is what pasture rotation is for. I did read somewhere that it might be reasonable to put your livestock back on the pasture after fertilizing once there had been a good rain so that the fertilizer had gone into the soil and the animals would not consume it while eating the grass. I would advise not allowing livestock on the land while fertilizing - use of a good pasture rotation schedule is a good way to give your livestock safe and healthy pasture to be one. Hope this helps. You might consider talking with your local cooperative extension small farms office. Donna
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