Using Goats to Mow!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by recycledsole, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE LawnSite Member
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    People/Municipalities actually rent goats around here to clear kudzu.
     
  3. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
    from MD
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    great idea. even though it potentially threatens my business, I like seeing sustainable things like this.
     
  4. WenzelOSLLC

    WenzelOSLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Actually they do a pretty good job in maintained grasses just not quite as good as a mower. ;)
     
  5. 2 Cycle

    2 Cycle LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. ztman

    ztman LawnSite Bronze Member
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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
     
  7. recycledsole

    recycledsole LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea they must be easy to get out of control
     
  8. RedSox4Life

    RedSox4Life LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
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    There's a few farms around here that rent out their goats for brush clearing. A great idea
     
  9. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    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?
     
  10. Mobius396

    Mobius396 LawnSite Member
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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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