Goats doing roadside clean up in NM - link added

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  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I was just watching KVIA in El Paso, KVIA.com is their website, and they had a story about a goat herder in Las Cruces NM up the road from me doing roadwork. The goat herder takes the goats out, it takes about two days for the goats to clean up the growth and the herder gets $250 I think they said, instead of paying a road crew to do it for a lot more. They showed quite a herd of goats at work, it was really interesting. They were fenced away from the highway so they were safe, and they looked thrilled to be there.

    http://www.kvia.com/news/27221430/detail.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011
  2. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats neat
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yep we do that with our neighbors. Everyone wants to know how in the world we keep our yard so clean. We point to Bert & Ernie and tell them $75 a day....
     
  4. c is 4 cochin

    c is 4 cochin Out Of The Brooder

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    Those goats might clean up all the grass an brush, but. . .but. . .they leave a ton of berries behind. Who gets to clean that up?
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Quote:Biodegradable!
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd worry about them eating roadside garbage or cigarette butts or other nasties.
     
  7. country lady

    country lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Those goats might clean up all the grass an brush, but. . .but. . .they leave a ton of berries behind. Who gets to clean that up?"----As a gardener, I would love to have goats if only for the clean manure they produce--tops, in my book. Great idea someone came up with!
     
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I'd worry about them eating roadside garbage or cigarette butts or other nasties.

    I imagine the herder watches out for that, or they have a crew remove garbage first,, in fact I'm sure they do because Las Cruces uses roadside cleanup crews for trash from the Southern NM prison up there.​
     
  9. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool!
     
  10. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Quote:I imagine the herder watches out for that, or they have a crew remove garbage first,, in fact I'm sure they do because Las Cruces uses roadside cleanup crews for trash from the Southern NM prison up there.

    How you know when your criminal career was a rank failure:

    Your prison job is "pre-cleaning" for goats.

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