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Mountain Meadow Farm

Contrary to popular belief, goats cannot eat "everything." Because goats that forage eat such a wide variety of plants, a few bites of known poisonous plants may not have a noticeable effect. However, there are some plants, such as the wild cherry tree, that are deadly to livestock.


We go on a wild cherry patrol each spring and eradicate all new shoots of wild cherry.


This University of Maryland Extension has been a helpful free guide to common poisonous plants in our area. We highly recommend that all goat owners do additional research to learn what plants are poisonous in their areas.

Common Plants Poisonous to Livestock