The farm landscape has changed in LaRue County in the past few years. The fastest growing herds are goats and sheep, rather than beef or dairy cattle, according to Gil Myers of Magnolia.
Myers, a goat and sheep producer himself, said there are many reasons to start your own flock.
“Many people, like myself, got into goats for clearing brush,” he said. “Goats can eat up to six-feet off the ground.”
They complement cattle because they eat weeds that cattle won’t touch.