So we're setting up a new paddock for our cattle (4 highland heifers, a highland bull plus a dairy cow plus a steer). And we're talking about moving the goats to a new paddock. I want them to have plenty of access to brush. I think they might supplement their hay with nibbling on brush. My wife says that we shouldn't put them in with pine trees because two of the scotties are preggers and all of the goats except the buck are preggers. They would abort! ??? Huh? She says that one of our neighbors lost a calf a couple of years ago and the neighbor said that the reason was that the mamma ate pine needles. She went on to say that another neighbor had the same problem. I said, "Maybe she wasn't feeding enough hay and the animals got hungry." We came back to the house and she looked it up in a book where it said just a few pine needles can cause a cow to abort. But it seems like cows hang out with pine trees all the time! I grew up on a farm seeing calves being born next to pine trees. Can anybody offer some clarity here? I want to do right by my animals, but if this is true, it really throws a wrench in the works for me.