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Goatary Mowers

Eco-Friendly Vegetation Management

A sustainable and green way to clear brush using goats!  Using goats is a low-impact method to have a woodlot, yard, cemetary, business, airport and more cleared!   Have you got bramble thickets?  Invasive species?   Poison Ivy? Well, depending on the thickness of the understory, goats can have an acre cleared nicely in two to three days without damaging established tree growth or the forest floor!  To help stop the spread of invasive species, when a goat consumes plant parts that include viable seeds, those seeds are rarely viable after passing through a goats digestive system!  (And yet you still get nice fertilizer pellets!)   Goats can get to places that large equipment and equipment handlers wouldn’t be able to get to.   By clearing undergrowth goats can be an important part of local fire prevention! 

We use a solar powered electro-net type fencing to contain our goats into the required areas.  A goatherd will be on hand most of the time.    A stock trailer will be used to house the goats at night.   Depending on the location of the work site, use of a livestock guardian dog or two may be employed.   Our LGD (Livestock Guardian Dogs) are people friendly, but predator deadly and will be a necessity in areas with heavy coyote, bear, stray dog or even cougar activity. 

A visit to the area to be cleared may be required before a quote regarding pricing or time to completion can be given.  Initial phone consultations are free but will require  the customer to obtain some photographs and to send some other information prior to the consult.   Initial onsite consults:  25 miles or less are free anything over 25 miles will be $1.00 mile (one way).  

Some areas may not be suitable for Goatary Mowers due to topography or the presence of toxic plants (Rhododendron, Laurel, Azalea, Poison Hemlock to name a few).  In heavily populated areas Goatary Mowers may cause congestion problems due to the interest drawn by the goats themselves. 

 

 

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Farm Production Totals

2015

 

(last update 10/31/15)

 

Meat: 362#

Vegetables/Fruit: 551.88#

Eggs: 1918

Honey: 28#

Maple Syrup:  2 gallons

Angora Fiber:

Babies Born/hatched:  157

Jars into the pantry: 113

Milk: 16 gallons

New additons:  60 (plus a nuc of bees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

Meat: 240#

Vegetables/Fruit: Didn't keep track

Eggs: 3348

Honey: 1 pint

Maple Syrup: None

Angora Fiber: 5 oz

Babies Born/hatched: 168

Jars into the pantry: 150

Milk: 5 gallons