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Goats clearing the way for oak savanna


November 10, 2021

Ben Robel of Boaz, Wisconsin, dropped off about 65 goats and a handful of sheep on Monday, Oct. 25 to Organic Valley's office building near Cashton, Wisconsin. The goats are spending 20 days in total eating all the unwanted vegetation they can, in an effort to bring a prairie back to life and create an organic oak savanna. The goats are enjoying an unlimited salad bar of garlic mustard, multiflora rose, buckthorn, and broadleaf weeds.

"It's the most organic way you can control invasive spec...

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