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Targeted or Prescribed grazing is a growing industry being conducted by a wide range of livestock owners including tradition producers, small farm herd/flock owners, and contract grazers. With adequate guidance, many livestock managers could supplement their forage budget with contracted grazing opportunities. Informed and competent vegetation management specialists are needed in this evolving endeavor.

  Ideal Clientele:

  • Private landowners
  • Government agencies
  • City, county, and state park managers
  • Conservation groups
  • Tribal land managers
  • Coordinated Weed Management Associations (CWMAs)

Public Interest Articles:

Graze anatomy, herd mentality – Sara Cardine – January 2021
Goats provide healthy, economical weed control – the Stock Exchange – December 2012
Grazing cattle improve wildlife habitat – Capital Press. February 2012

Goats controlling knapweed invasion on East Ridge – The Montana Standard – July 2009
More use grazing sheep, goats against invasive weeds, vines– USA Today – July 2009
No kidding! Goats are latest tool in restoring bog turtle habitat – Bay Journal – January 2009

Got Weeds? These Sheep Will Make House Calls – New York Times – October 2008
Knowledge Of Animals And Plants Essential For Targeted Grazing– Livestock Weekly – May 2008
Plant Control, Not Weight Gain First Goal Of Targeted Grazing — Livestock Weekly – April 2008

Horned weed eaters attack noxious plant – Casper Start Tribune – July 2006
Looking to prevent a fire? Hire a goat – Associated Press – July 2006
Cow Grazing Leases to Help Elk – Billings Gazette – June 2006
Wooly Weeders – Denver Post – June 2006
Wyoming Native Uses Goats to Restore Battered Landscapes – Billings Gazette – May 2006
Clearing the bosque with goat power – Albuquerque Tribune – April 2006

To Save Sagebrush, Researchers Unleash the Power of Sheep– National Geographic – September 2005

Goats are the hip new thing in eco-friendly weed management – Grist Magazine1

Salt Cedar Diet Cooks Up Niche Business for Goat Herders – New Mexico State University

Goats for Companion Grazing, Weed & Brush Control – Giant Stride Farm

Sheep play role in restoring park for tourists – ShhAir

Sheep Institute a natural step toward weed control – Montana State University

Invasive or Noxious Weeds: Grazing Weeds with Sheep – Wildflower and Weeds

Using Goats for Vegetation Management – Noble Foundation

Sheep and Goats: Ecological Tools for the 21’st Century – Utah State University Extension

Noxious Weed Grazing with Goats – Western SARE

Sheep, Goats Manage Rangeland Weeds in Multi-Species Systems – Western SARE 2004

Successfully Controlling Noxious Weeds with GoatsQuivira Coalition

Weeds Got Yer Goat? Try, Uh, a Goat – USA Today

Multispecies Grazing– ATTRA

Ewe4ic Ecological Services news articles – EWE4IC Ecological Services

Kudzu Battle May Have Animal Ally – Mississippi State University