Our grazing herds provide entertaining, engaging, and effective vegetation management for environmentally-conscious landowners in the KC metro.
In a nutshell - we use herds of goats and sheep to do weedeating and brush clearing that would require many humans many hours to complete. They can handle tricky terrain and noxious weeds that people would have trouble with - and they enjoy every minute.
Goats eat many of the plant species we consider "weeds" or nuisances - for them, it's delicious and nutritious! They can access areas too steep for mowing or weedeating or where it is unwise to employ fire or herbicides. And they enjoy it much more than humans would!
Sheep will trim weeds and brush, but love grass too! Our hair sheep mow our lawn and assist the goats on projects. They are an excellent fit for managing grass under and around solar panels, adding an extra layer of sustainability to renewable resource efforts.
Almost anything green from ground level to 5 or 6ft high. Favorites include poison ivy, invasive honeysuckle, thorny locust, sericea lespedeza, giant ragweed, multiflora rose, buckbrush, autumn olive, wild grapes, and more.
We haven't met a project we couldn't fence in. Our past projects have been as small as a backyard or as large as 17 acres! Portable solar-powered electric fence keeps the goats in the project area, and works in multiple terrain settings. We've done creek and stream banks, pastures, ridgelines, treelines, rock quarries, and more.
Eventually, yes, just as it would following mowing, spraying, or burning. Clients report noticeably less brush and weed density a year after initial grazing. A single grazing pass will severely reduce the visual density of brush and will force plants to draw on reserves to regrow. Multiple passes will stress plants to the point they cannot recover, and will keep new plants from sprouting.
We currently serve Clay, Platte, Ray, and part of Clinton counties in MO.
Not all cities allow goats, and we do occasionally venture outside our territory boundaries - please contact us to learn more!
Prices vary by project, though with some basic information (rough size, location, and description) we can easily provide a ballpark range. We provide firm prices after a (free) site visit.