Goats R Us is a family owned and operated grazing
company. Our livestock are utilized primarily for fuel mitigation and
star thistle eradication, although they have also gained quite a
reputation for brush reduction projects. The herd is a melting
pot of breeds: Angora, Alpine, Spanish, Boer, Pygmy, La Mancha, and
Nubian. The goats are separated into several herds of various sizes,
depending on the scope of work. Goats R Us is hired by homeowners,
private land managers, and public agencies to graze sites ranging from
neighborhood yards to 30,000 acre ranches.
Each herd is maintained by a shepherd and his Border
Collie, who live with the animals on the premises in a self contained
travel trailer. In open space areas, they work "free,” supervised by
the man and dog team, and are secured at night in holding pens. This
range work is often accomplished on horseback, reducing the use of
motor vehicles in these areas. When working sites near residential
neighborhoods, portable electric fencing is used to contain the goats.
We also offer hand clearing in conjunction with the grazing to provide
a complete weed abatement program for very dense or sensitive
landscapes. Their annual visits have become very popular with the
public and indeed have turned into somewhat of a local event!