Goats/Winter care (mid-Atlantic region)
In cold climates, goats require winter fodder such as hay or cut brush, as well as grain mixes with high protein and sugar content to create ample heat in the rumen.
Quality "brush fodders"
Most saplings and young branches can be provided for the bark, which has a high nutritional value. Be careful not to use branches or poisonous plants.
- See also Goats/Common poisonous evergreens in the mid-Atlantic region
- Deciduous trees and shrubs in the cherry family can be used during winter, so long as there are no leaves remaining on the plant which could still wilt and produce cyanide.
Roses and some vines (such as honeysuckle) often retail some leaves over winter.