Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Idaho goat herder rotates goats for alternative weed control: GoatScaping Video

Info. from youtube description:

Tim Linquist grew up on a cattle ranch and expected to continue the
family business. When his father was forced to sell the ranch, Linquist
had to reinvent himself. Inspired by his experience during college using
goats as weed eaters, he bought 25 does and began to rent them out for
brush control (often for fire prevention or noxious weed removal).

took off fast among farmers, ranchers, public land managers, homeowners
and even golf club managers looking for an alternative to weed eaters,
mowers and chemicals. After only a year, Linquist bought 225 more does.

“We Rent Goats” is a family business. All summer, Tim, his wife Lynda
and their 2 sons, follow the goats from fields to farms to overgrown
backyards. Their territory includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana,
and Nevada. “Most of the summer we spend out away from home. We travel
in a fifth wheel and we’re never home.”

Linquist doesn’t mind the
itinerant lifestyle and spending so much time with his herd. “I mean I
could sit out here and look at these goats all day… I love it, that’s
why I do it.”

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