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Do goats eat Vinca (Periwinkle)?

 
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I think I've only come across 1 comment on the net about it and just want to check if anyone here knows?
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Most of my goats seldom ever touch Vinca.
It is as invasive as kudzu were i live, so i wish it was good for them like kudzu.
One goat that i noticed eating a fair amount of it one day. Aborted her babies that evening!
 
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Oh wow, ok, good to know....don't know how to keep the Vinca in check then!
 
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I keep it knocked back away from my fence and out of my pasture with a weed torch. Burning doesn't get rid if it all together, but if i burn it regularly it eventually gives up.
In areas i can't burn i spray early on a day that is expected to be sunny, with a solution of vinegar  dish washing liquid and epsom salt. Again you have to keep after it, until it gives up trying to come back.
 
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Thanks for that Dee-Bee!  Don't know if I can burn that close to the highway but could try the spray...unfortunately it will be ongoing maintenance of the fenceline unless I want to tackle the whole area along the hwy.  
 
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I originally had to spray fenceline and a wide walking path outside it often. To keep it beat back towards the road. Now i have to spray about twice a year to keep it back in the hedgerow along the road.
My husband used to spray a strong herbicide on it twice a year. That worked very well, but i had to keep my goats away for a couple of weeks and untill it had rained a few times. Not to mention the adverse affects the chemicals had on the land etc.
 
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