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Posted by Debra (VA) on August 22, 2001 at 07:26:23:

I've been doing research on getting stocker goats to help clear the brush on my property. However, I have many packs of dogs in the area, and we also have coyotes. Now, I just found out that my neighbor's 5 lb dog was attacked by a bobcat (with 3 cubs). I don't want to get goats if they are just going to be killed or injured by these predators. I've already seen 2 different dogs go straight through my Electrostop fence (with a good charger). And bobcats can jump a 6 foot fence. So how on earth can I protect goats? I only plan on raising young ones 6 months a year on brushy pasture, and then sell them in the fall for meat. That rules out guard dogs. Any ideas?

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