Use Ruminants to Control Invasive Plants


MP3 download of workshop audio from MOSES 2020. PowerPoint slides from the presentation may be available for download here.

Workshop Session: Saturday III

Browsing ruminants are a natural alternative to chemicals for eliminating invasive plants, such as buckthorn, garlic mustard, and exotic honeysuckle. Learn about the biology of these invaders and which ruminants, or even other livestock, to use to control them. We’ll cover stocking density, containment options for your livestock in challenging settings, and how to care for your animals away from the barn. Learn what it would take to add a targeted grazing service to your operation.

Allysse Sorensen owns The Munch Bunch, a targeted grazing service with goats that work on more than 100 acres of land annually. She is a member of the Ecological Service Livestock Network.