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AFSRC Picture of the Week, April 17, 2006
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 Goats resting on browsed hillside

In the Appalachian Region, many pastures have a steep topography which limits accessiblity with machinery.  Management practices in sustainable agricultural systems become strategically important in hilly and mountainous regions where goats, as pictured here, can be used to effectively control brush in place of chemicals.  Using goats to control weeds, vines, and brush also works well in pasture-based organic agricultural systems.

Photo by Susan Boyer

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