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Goats as landscapers?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by EMWEB, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Goats are being brought in to do landscaping in San Diego to help clear brush and help prevent fires. Affiliate KGTV reports (July 15)

    See video on CNN WebSite

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,526

    i did it in my back 2 acres a few years ago worked pretty good til the coyotes got in the fence and killed the both
  3. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Posts: 259

    They can eat poison ivy with no problem.
  4. jsf343

    jsf343 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,767

    less overhead:laugh:
  5. EMWEB

    EMWEB LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    How many trained goats would you guys recommend for a 1/2 acre? Do you think a herd of thirty goats on a 6'X16" high sided open trailer could do the job in an hour? How many herd dogs would be required? Do you think I should poop scoop upon leaving? I was thinking of training the goats with those dog shock collars/invisible fences and orange flags. This way when I got to the property to be serviced all I would have to do is quickly put out a dozen or so of the flags & then release the goats. The dogs could watch for non- obedient goats and also help with the reloading.

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