Got weeds? Hire a goat

Some property owners say sheep, goats are better way to landscape

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  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 17, 2013 5:11 p.m.

    Some don't. Sheep and goats are fine in some circumstances. Herbicides are very effective in others. I've got a relatively small piece of ground, I don't want to have to maintain critters and certainly don't want their waste about. I can spray in the morning, leave for three days and the weeds are done with when I get back. That's multitasking.

  • Evets Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 17, 2013 10:16 a.m.

    I must agree that running animals over the land is much better than using pesticides for fire control. We in north Eagle Mountain appreciate the efforts of Camp Williams to graze cattle and sheep between us and Camp Williams. Personally I keep a few sheep for my own use and loan a few out to neighbors for weed control on their property. They work great taking the weed down to less than an inch above ground if not forced to over graze. Often I do supplement with some hay since we a pushing them to graze further than if they were on regular pasture. It is a win-win for both me and the neighbors. I need less hay and the neighbors get the lot weeded without much work at all. Since I work at a regular job I don't do this as a business as it is time consuming to set the animals up for a week or two on a property and fence out dogs and predetors. I don't feel safe just using a tether without supervising them to make sure they are safe. It sets them up for attack.