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Old 08-13-2014, 12:42 PM
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Using Goats to Mow!

Great Idea, let nature take care of itself! Obviously this cant be done anywhere manicured, and goats will eat tons of stuff, but perfect for field type areas that are typically bush hogged.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com.tr/20...ith-goats.html
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:47 PM
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People/Municipalities actually rent goats around here to clear kudzu.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:49 PM
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great idea. even though it potentially threatens my business, I like seeing sustainable things like this.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:57 PM
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Actually they do a pretty good job in maintained grasses just not quite as good as a mower.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:09 PM
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goats are capable of much more. Check out Goat Simulator to see just how much
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YLHps2ldt4
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:29 PM
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I just saw a herd of 24 on a golf course. They brought them in to eat weeds and poison ivy out of a gully spanning two holes. They say it cost around $1,500 for 24 goats for two weeks. I think they waited a day too long to pick them up because when I saw them they had the bark stripped off a maple tree about six feet up
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:52 PM
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Yea they must be easy to get out of control
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:38 PM
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There's a few farms around here that rent out their goats for brush clearing. A great idea
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:58 PM
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I just saw a herd of 24 on a golf course. They brought them in to eat weeds and poison ivy out of a gully spanning two holes. They say it cost around $1,500 for 24 goats for two weeks. I think they waited a day too long to pick them up because when I saw them they had the bark stripped off a maple tree about six feet up
Bet there hell on the greens.

Its is a great idea, that's becoming widely acceptable. 1500$ to rent 24 goats sound nice.

I wonder what you have too do too keep the goats from wondering off?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:08 PM
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They pound a stake into the ground and chain a goat to each one. They walk in circles and eat everything. Then you move the stakes as needed.
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