Gap Mountain Goats                          Meat Your Future™

Brush Clearing

Looking for an eco-friendly way to manage overgrown or invasive foliage?

Gap   Mountain   Goats   brush   clearing   offers   a   unique   and   natural   approach   to   removing   unwanted, overgrown   vegetation   or   invasive   plant   species.   Whether   your   goal   is   field   improvement   or   a complete eradication of brush and weeds, our goats can help to accomplish that objective! WE ARE INSURED! If you are more interested in owning your own brush goats, please click here for goat sales .

The Benefits of Using Goats

Cost Effective Using heavy machinery is very expensive. The cost of gasoline and man hours to run the machines adds up quickly. Goats work for pennies per hour and they work all day! Low Impact Goats quietly eat their way through brush while treading lightly. They are a huge advantage over heavy equipment which can be damaging to the terrain, expensive to rent, and noisy to run. Utilizing Natural Ability Goats have no trouble clearing areas on steep hillsides or rough terrain that is not easily accessed by machinery. No Toxic Chemicals Goats can be used in sensitive environmental areas where chemicals are not desired or permitted. No toxic chemicals will sit in your soil, pollute the land or run off into watershed areas. Soil Improvement Goats leave behind a fantastic fertilizing manure that does not burn or smell and decomposes quickly to add nutrients to the soil. Stop Invasive Species Goats are unique among ruminants in that during digestion weed seeds are broken down and neutralized. Bottom line? Goats do not leave weed seeds through their manure which halts the spread of invasive plants!

How our service works

Our   service   area   is   within   a   30   minute   drive   from   Marlborough,   NH   and   includes   VT   and   MA.   We   will   come   out   to survey   the   area   you   would   like   cleared   and   provide   you   a   proposal   based   on   the   size   of   the   area,   the   number   of   goats   to   be used, the duration of the job and the labor hours needed to do the set-up. The set up includes: Installing a temporary electric fence, charger, and battery back-up** Loading up and bringing out the goats Setting up their shelter and water buckets **Depending   on   the   location,   we   can   often   utilize   a   solar   charger.   If   the   location   does   not   provide   enough   sun   exposure,   plugging into a local outlet may be necessary. The amount of electricity used is minimal and costs a few pennies a day to run. Goats   will   quietly   eat   for   most   of   the   day   taking   occasional   breaks   to   chew   a   cud.   When   they   first   arrive   on   a   job,   the   goats will   walk   around   ‘sampling’   the   area   to   see   what   is   on   the   menu.   Goats   will   eat   what   they   prefer   first   along   with   plants   that are   in   their   most   nutritious   stage.   For   instance,   if   your   property   contains   multiflora   rose,   buckthorn   and   knotweed,   the   goats may   eat   buckthorn   first,   the   roses   second,   and   the   knotweed   last.   Much   of   this   depends   on   the   stage   in   which   the   plant   is currently growing. Many   people   do   not   know   that   goats   are   browsers,   not   graziers:   they   do   not   like   to   eat   off   the   ground   and   will   not   eat   plants that   have   been   steped   on   or   trampled.   For   example,   poison   ivy   that   is   growing   on   fences   and   up   trees   will   be   eaten   but possibly not when crawling on the ground. The   client   participates   in   a   small   way   by   providing   the   goats   with   fresh   water   daily   (buckets   provided).   On   jobs   where   a livestock guard dog is required (rare), the client may also be responsible for feeding the dog twice a day (food provided).

Pricing

In   order   to   provide   an   accurate   estimate   of   the   job   we   need   to   physically   survey   the   area.   There   is   no   charge   for   the estimate. If you would like to start with a rough figure before moving ahead, here are a few things we need to know: ● Size of the area ● If the area fenced and, if so, the type of fence ● Type and density of fauna ● Condition of terrain (rolling, flat, steep, rocky) ● Will neighbors be bothered by the use of a livestock guard dog (if needed) Additionally, below are a few things our clients need to know: ●   Area   must   be   clear   of   clutter,   debris   or   anything   that   can   be   dangerous   to   the   goats.   This   includes   but   is   not   limited   to broken glass, hunting traps, uncovered wells and barbed wire. ● Area must be void of plants poisonous to the goats including but not limited to rhododendron, azalea and laurel. ●   Area   many   not   have   had   any   chemical   pesticide,   herbicide,   insecticide   or   certain   fertilizers   applied   in   the   last   two   years.  Pretty much anything manufactured by Monsanto, Cargill, or Dow is on that list. ● Area must be free from genetically engineered/modified crops/plants. Please   note:   depending   on   the   species   and   its   density,   vegetation   may   grow   back   one   or   more   times   and require   additional   clearing.   This   is   true   whether   you   use   chemical   applications,   heavy   equipment   or   Gap Mountain Goats brush clearing service.
© All materials and photographs contained within this website are the sole property of Gap Mountain Goats. 
We are insured!
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Brush Clearing

Looking  

for  

an  

eco-friendly  

way  

to  

manage

overgrown or invasive foliage?

Gap   Mountain   Goats   brush   clearing   offers   a   unique   and natural    approach    to    removing    unwanted,    overgrown vegetation or invasive plant species. Whether   your   goal   is   field   improvement   or   a   complete eradication   of   brush   and   weeds,   our   goats   can   help   to accomplish that objective! Click here for before & after pictures If   you   are   more   interested   in   owning   brush   goats   than hiring them, please click here for brush goat sales .

The Benefits of Using Goats

Cost Effective Using   heavy   machinery   is   very   expensive.   The   cost   of gasoline   and   man   hours   to   run   the   machines   adds   up quickly. Goats work for pennies per hour and they work all day! Low Impact Goats   quietly   eat   their   way   through   brush   while   treading lightly.     They     are     a     huge     advantage     over     heavy equipment    which    can    be    damaging    to    the    terrain, expensive to rent, and noisy to run. Utilizing Natural Ability Goats   have   no   trouble   clearing   areas   on   steep   hillsides or rough terrain that is not easily accessed by machinery. No Toxic Chemicals Goats    can    be    used    in    sensitive    environmental    areas where   chemicals   are   not   desired   or   permitted.   No   toxic chemicals   will   sit   in   your   soil,   pollute   the   land   or   run   off into watershed areas. Soil Improvement Goats    leave    behind    a    fantastic    fertilizing    manure    that does   not   burn   or   smell   and   decomposes   quickly   to   add nutrients to the soil. Stop Invasive Species Goats    are    unique    among    ruminants    in    that    during digestion   weed   seeds   are   broken   down   and   neutralized. Bottom   line?   Goats   do   not   leave   weed   seeds   through their    manure    which    halts    the    spread    of    invasive plants!

How our service works

Our   service   area   is   within   a   30   minute   drive   from Marlborough,   NH   and   includes   VT   and   MA.   We   will come   out   to   survey   the   area   you   would   like   cleared   and provide   you   a   proposal   based   on   the   size   of   the   area,   the number   of   goats   to   be   used,   the   duration   of   the   job   and the   labor   hours   needed   to   do   the   set-up.   The   set   up includes: Installing   a   temporary   electric   fence,   charger,   and battery back-up** Loading up and bringing out the goats Setting up their shelter and water buckets **Depending   on   the   location,   we   can   often   utilize   a   solar   charger.   If   the   location   does   not   provide enough   sun   exposure,   plugging   into   a   local   outlet   may   be   necessary.   The   amount   of   electricity   used   is minimal and costs a few pennies a day to run. Goats    will    quietly    eat    for    most    of    the    day    taking occasional   breaks   to   chew   a   cud.   When   they   first   arrive on   a   job,   the   goats   will   walk   around   ‘sampling’   the   area   to see   what   is   on   the   menu.   Goats   will   eat   what   they   prefer first   along   with   plants   that   are   in   their   most   nutritious stage.   For   instance,   if   your   property   contains   multiflora rose,    buckthorn    and    knotweed,    the    goats    may    eat buckthorn   first,   the   roses   second,   and   the   knotweed   last. Much   of   this   depends   on   the   stage   in   which   the   plant   is currently growing. Many   people   do   not   know   that   goats   are   browsers,   not grazers:   they   do   not   like   to   eat   off   the   ground   and   will   not eat   plants   that   have   been   steped   on   or   trampled.   For example,   poison   ivy   that   is   growing   on   fences   and   up trees   will   be   eaten   but   possibly   not   when   crawling   on   the ground. The   client   participates   in   a   small   way   by   providing   the goats   with   fresh   water   daily   (buckets   provided).   On   jobs where   a   livestock   guard   dog   is   required   (rare),   the   client may   also   be   responsible   for   feeding   the   dog   twice   a   day (food provided).

Pricing

In   order   to   provide   an   accurate   estimate   of   the   job we   need   to   physically   survey   the   area.   There   is   no charge   for   the   estimate.   If   you   would   like   to   start   with a   very   rough   figure   before   moving   ahead,   here   are   a few things we need to know: ● Size of the area ● If the area fenced and, if so, the type of fence ● Type and density of fauna ● Condition of terrain (rolling, flat, steep, rocky) ●   Will   neighbors   be   bothered   by   the   use   of   a   livestock guard dog (if needed) Additionally,   below   are   a   few   things   our   clients   need to know: ●   Area   must   be   clear   of   clutter,   debris   or   anything   that can   be   dangerous   to   the   goats.   This   includes   but   is   not limited   to   broken   glass,   hunting   traps,   uncovered   wells and barbed wire. ●   Area   must   be   void   of   plants   poisonous   to   the   goats including but not limited to rhododendron and laurels. ●    Area    many    not    have    had    any    chemical    pesticide, herbicide,   insecticide   or   certain   fertilizers   applied   in   the last   two   years.    Pretty   much   anything   manufactured   by Monsanto, Cargill, or Dow is on that list. ●    Area    must    be    free    from    genetically    engineered    / modified crops / plants. Please    note:    depending    on    the    species    and    its    density, vegetation   may   grow   back   one   or   more   times   and   require additional   clearing.   This   is   true   whether   you   use   chemical applications,   heavy   equipment   or   Gap   Mountain   Goats   brush clearing service.
© All content and photographs contained within this website are the sole property of Gap Mountain Goats
We are insured!
Gap Mountain Goats                          Meat Your Future™