Goat Herd for hire: How does it work?
Renting goats from us is simple. We set up temporary electric fencing around the area of the land that needs grazing. Our herd of rescued goats are then driven to your land in order to remove the unwanted vegetation. While our goats work, one of our herders supervises on-site, in order to look after the herd.
Once the goats have successfully finished the job they are carefully herded back into our trailer, then our work crew remove the fencing. And thus, your land is cleared of unwanted vegetation.
How long does it take?
The time it takes to remove the vegetation depends upon a number of factors, such as the size of the land, the density of the vegetation and the number of goats in the herd.
What does it cost?
‘Til The Cows Come Home has a simple pricing structure of just $1,000 per acre that needs clearing, plus additional transport costs.
These goats have all been surrendered to us by farmers within the community who could not put them to use anymore.
By booking this service you will help save lives, as the more grazing work we can procure for the goats, in turn, leads to finding homes for more goats that we can get ready for work.
The goats think this is a great deal, as they love to graze with their friends and family in the herd, and they also love exploring new environments.
Hiring our goats is a home run for everyone, from the herd to the soil and the plants.
What type of vegetation will they clear?
Goats are natural explorers and they love most plants, including weeds, shrubs, grasses, saplings and even nuisance trees. They also love wattles, sheoak, eucalyptus, pittosporum and all kinds of other Australian native flora.
Some of the goats’ favourite treats are noxious weeds, such as blackberry, scoth broom, gorse, campher laurel, sweet broad, lantana, capeweed, forward, English ivy, bitou bush and a whole variety of grasses. Does this sound like your dream team or what? In fact, goats will even seek out and graze on weeds, rather than desirable pasture species.
What can’t they eat?
There are a few types of plants that will make goats sick, particularly some ornamentals, including azalea and rhododendron.
If you are aware of these plants being on your property please let us know in advance.
Other goat bonuses:
Seeds are sterilised in the guts of the goat, to prevent spreading.
Spikey and horrible thorns are fun for goats!
Other things to keep in mind:
When the rental goat herd is on your land the goat wrangler will provide any necessary nutritional supplements and water.
There are approximately 68 dairy goat farms and 15 goat milk factories across Australia. The majority of the mother goats are deemed to be waste after their milk production decreases, at a few years of age. Many of their kids are also deemed waste at birth because the mother is regularly impregnated in order to continually produce milk.
By hiring our service you are helping us save lives.
Please have the following information on hand:
• How many acres that you have
• Your address
• Whether the locale is accessible by trailer or needs people to walk in to enter the premise.