Sheep can reduce seed recruitment of invasive Prosopis species.
Sheep were fed whole or milled pods of Prosopis. Sheep fed whole pods destroyed on average 85% of the seeds, compared with 95% of the seeds ingested from pods hammer-milled through a 25 mm sieve. Seed damage through ingestion by sheep was reduced when constantly fed on the seed diet. It was therefore suggested that the seeds be fed intermittently or as a diet additive. The conclusion was that infestations of Prosopis spp. can be reduced by letting sheep feed on the pods.