Nutritive value of chaparral for goats grazing in fuel-breaks
California Agriculture 36(5):12-14.
Published May 01, 1982
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Spanish goats, used for fuel-break maintenance in chaparral after fire, browsed resprouting vegetation, selecting most nutritive plant parts. Goat with harness (right) is one of esophageal fistulated animals from which samples were collected daily. At far right is resprouting scrub oak and chamise at U.S. Hopland Field Station, Mendocino County; below, goats in test plot at Tragedy Springs, Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County.