A good rule of thumb is six mature goats equal one cow unit on native or improved pasture. The number of goats can be increased depending on the quantity and quality of forages that are available.
Carrying capacity can be calculated using this formula:
- acres x forage and browse production per acre x seasonal utilization / daily intake x length of grazing season
It is more difficult to predict stocking rate where there is brush. However, if one can access …