Farmers say Christmas trees make great goat snacks

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2014 4:59 AM

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Western Colorado goat farmers say Christmas trees make great snacks for their herds, and they're offering to collect them from homes in the Grand Valley.

Nevelle Hopper of the Lil Moo Ranch said Friday the the trees are a natural de-wormer for goats, and pine needles have vitamin C.

She says the goats enjoy eating them, too.

Hopper's Lil Moo Ranch, the Top of the Hill Ranch and 5-R Ranch want undecorated trees that haven't been sprayed with any chemical.

Hopper says the ranches will arrange to pick up trees or accept drop-offs.

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In Collbran, Mesa and Molina: Top of the Hill Ranch, 970-487-3250.

In Fruita, Grand Junction and Clifton: Lil Moo Ranch, 970-858-3986.

In Loma, Grand Junction, Clifton and Palisade: 5-R Livestock Ranch, 970-589-7141.