21 Jun '11, 7pm

Herds for Hire: Rent Goats to Manage Invasive Weeds via @renest

Herds for Hire: Rent Goats to Manage Invasive Weeds via @renest

Goats are a great solution for weed management and here’s why: The all-natural approach means no toxic chemicals. Their hooves are gentler on the land then heavy equipment. Goats are natural climbers and do well on steep slopes and other areas that would be difficult for machinery. Their droppings add fertilizer to the land. It’s often a less expensive solution to chemicals or heavy machinery and in many areas a clearing permit is not required, saving even more money. People notice goats, so it’s a great opportunity to educate others on the merits of alternative weed control. So how does it work? Most companies will first evaluate a site to make sure the area is free of any plants that might make the goats sick. Then, a herd is brought out and corralled within a temporary fence that is moved about the site as the goats chow down. While ruminants will eat most anything, the...

Full article: http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/outdoor/herds-for-hire-ren...

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