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A very old form of pruning respectively. Head education system contained in the German dictionary by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. It is there as short pruning "Described without pfal and railings". The name is probably derived from the shape similar to the head of a billy goat (see picture). In 1850 the “Handbook of Practical Agriculture” by estate manager Martin Fries published various forms such as “true buck cut”, “half buck cut” and others. The goat cut was mainly at Riesling applied to especially old ones vines promote fertility and greater grapes to get with more kindness. It is still in use in some German growing areas today and also in the Côtes du Rhône appellationcairanne, The goat cut is a form of gobelet, See also lists below training system (Systems) and Weingarten Care (Activities).

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