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That's stupid, the future of world meat is goats and pigs. Plus ducks seem like a good idea for arable farms (slug hoovers)

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jan 9th, 2009 at 06:06:57 AM EST
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What's wrong with sheep?
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Fri Jan 9th, 2009 at 06:19:59 AM EST
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Nothings wrong with sheep, but if we're talking about food self-sufficiency (which I am) I think sheep are higher maintenance. You'd have to source an old and very hardy sheep to get within touching distance of a goat.

My view is that goats do well on very steep slopes and light woodland, pigs do well in pasture and woods as well.

So you can exploit what are marginal environments for sheep or cattle. I suspect we may be dealing with marginal environments in the years to come and intensive cattle and sheep farming may not work so well. At marginal levels, goats and pigs are the way forward.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jan 9th, 2009 at 10:03:22 AM EST
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