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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a full-time farmer in Western Wisconsin where I raise meat goats and sheep on pasture using regenerative and rotational grazing practices.

I created this website because
I had so many people reaching out, both locally and beyond, wanting to know more about how I was raising and marketing goats.

I also recognized that it IS so hard to find information in this space. I wanted to share what I've learned along the way and reduce your time searching the depths of the internet.


Can goats be trained to poly wire? One-strand? Two-strand? Live Q&A Replay

All things raising, grazing, and marketing meat goats.

June 28, 2022: Q&A Topics:

  • Can you use 1 or 2 strand polywire with goats?
  • Portable paddock fencing

Watch the Live Q&A Replay below

Here’s a summary of what I shared:

Can you use polywire with goats? What about 1 or 2 strand polywire?

Yes. It is possible. But it takes training, good fencing, and always enough pasture as a feed source so goats to respect the fence. While I don’t use 1 or 2 strands of polywire regularly, I do know of a few farmers and ranchers with goats who use this approach and it’s working for them.

I do use two-strands to subdivide our pastures down the center, then cross fence with Gallagher’s Smart Fence, an all-in-one system with four strands of poly. As long as there’s enough for the goats to eat and the fence is hot, and always hot, they should respect it and stay in. More detail is in the video.

Portable goat fencing for creating paddocks

We use SmartFece to subdivide our paddocks in our permanent pastures. I love it because it’s easy to use and is less likely to get tangled than electronet fence.

When grazing in our woods and outside of our permanent pastures, we use electronet from Premier 1 Supply. It works great as well but takes more work and care to put up and take down.

I share more details in the video above.

Resources mentioned in the live Q&A

Goat Fence Training Guide – sign up below to access my free guide

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Next Q&A Live: Wednesday, July 13 6:30 a.m. CST on Instagram @cyonrollingacres

How to submit questions

About the Live Q&A Series

The Live Q&A Series is every, Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. CST on my @cylonrollingacres Instagram account. After each Q&A I’ll post the replay on my blog, along with any links or resources I mention in the replay. Sign up for my Raising Goats Community email list and you’ll be sent an email to the replay link and notes on the blog.

When I started raising goats, I quickly discovered there’s a lack of information and research focused on meat goats from a production standpoint and goat meat itself. Since then I’ve learned a lot “on the job,” along with finding the little university research and best practices out there.

Over the last 10 years I’ve been sharing our journey raising meat goats and grazing them through blogging, social media, and speaking at workshops and conferences. Aside from being transparent with my customers and community, I share a lot of this information so others raising goats don’t have to start at zero.

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