Established June, 2000
Roy Austin El Dorado, CA 530-621-2920
Providing a alternative green method to reducing the unwanted vegetation
for property owners all over El Dorado County and California.
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The primary goal is to improve cattle pasture.
This project has been a fun project to watch. We anticipate being done with this project in 2009. The project did have some challenges relating to the Klamath Weed. It causes photosensitivity, particularly in light skinned goats. Some adults developed blisters around the muzzle during the first year, due to the amount of weeds available. In 2007, only one adult developed a few blisters, but some the kids born in 2007 developed significant burns from the toxins reacting with the sun. Some had to be brought home with the does. It appears that the toxins pass through the milk. When we removed the does with kids from the project, healing began in a couple of days.
Kids born in this project in 2008 only had 3 kids develop any blistering, and it was extremely minor.
Kids born in this project in 2009 had no blistering at all, in fact, the overall feed value was significant, partly due to an extremely good year, and partly from the overall change in vegetation over the years.
The goats have been off this project now for a month, and while all the equipment is still there, we are not sure if the owner feels the need to bring them back. I do know for sure, his cattle will find this section of land much improve
June 2010-Klamath weed is in bloom. Looking at this area the goats were in-there I can see no klamath weed!
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