One of the best weed and brush control machines at your disposable is wandering your pastures right now. It’s your cattle and they can be trained to eat most "problem" plants and thrive doing it.
A few examples are: Most of the leaves from buck brush (aka Indian currant), almost all the leaves they can reach from most trees, the top half or more of serecia lespedeza, a fair bit of ironweed and most ragweeds, and at least the top half of goldenrod.
“In fact, they clean up or at least take part of nearly everything in their environment. And they do it by choice,” says Beef Producer Editor Alan Newport. “These plants are sometimes the first things grazed, sometimes the last things grazed, and sometimes taken in the middle of the grazing period. In other words, they are not eaten in desperation or starvation.”
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