Meat Goats in Land and Forage Management

Table 7

Table 7. Percentage diet composition determined by microhistological analysis of goat feces a
Item, % July August September October November December
Early Late
Browse 9 5 25 34 26 29 12
Vines 70 70 32 29 13 15 52
Conifers 1 2 16 21 24 19 20
Grasslike Plants 10 10 14 12 26 24 16
Forbs 10 13 13 0 1 0 0
Acorns 0 0 0 5 10 13 0
a Adapted from Child et al. (1985).


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