We can provide a firm price quotation for the work required. To do that we’ll need to know a few things about your land like the size and location, etc. You’ll find all the information that we need on our how to get started page.
Set-up for the goat herd
Before the goat herd arrives, the goat herder will come to check the area for toxic plants, threatened species and to address any other concerns. Temporary electric netting will be set up to keep the goats in and predators out.
The goat herder will establish a water supply for the goats and plan for the best location to park the goat trailer. We may set up a simple shelter to protect the goats during wet weather and to provide some shade in summer.
When everything is set up the rental goat herd will arrive. The herd size can vary between 15 to 30 goats depending on the size of the area to be cleared. 30 goats can eat about 1/4 acre (0.1 ha) in about 4-6 days.
The goats eat much but not all of the vegetation (contrary to popular belief, they don’t eat everything). They leave the large cane and woody growth. Whatever vegetation the goats don’t eat, the goat herder will clear by hand.
Security for the goats
The goat herder will be on site while the herd is working on the property. If necessary, the goat herder will be sleeping in the truck on site for security and to care for the goats.
Herds-for-Hire is fully insured and can provide proof of insurance upon request.