Goat Busters is at your service to clear invasive species, unwanted weeds, vines, and overgrown vegetation wherever it happens. Whether you desire field improvement or total eradication of weeds and brush, we can help.
No two projects are the same. We happily provide estimates so that you know what you're getting into from the beginning. At that point in time, we will advise you as to how long we estimate the goats to be on site, how much we will charge, and how soon we can have the goats on site eating away.
Each new site is different and has unique challenges. Therefore, each job is priced independently. Pricing is roughly based on a Base Price of $775.00 per job, plus approximately $45 per manhour for fence line clearing and system set-up; set-up time beginning one hour before goats arrive on your location.
The base cost quoted is for one week of goats "scorching" your land, however many animals we decide is proper for the application, with a daily rate of no less than $68.75 per day after the initial seven days, for however long the goats are needed or desired on that particular project. Distance from Afton, and the willingness of the client to engage in daily responsibilities (such as feeding the guard dogs and checking the fence) will also affect the price of each job. In 2010, the cost to clear an acre of overgrown land ranged from $925 to $1250, depending on how thick the vegetation was, how difficult it was to set up the fence, and whether the clearing could be accomplished in one application, or whether multiple lots would be needed. Keep in mind that our goal is to "get in and get out" as quickly as possible so that we can get to our next job: so we will always attempt to maximize the number of animals that will accomplish that goal in the shortest possible timeframe.
In addition to basic clearing services, we will contract to maintain a certain level of vegetation clearance on your property throughout the year. Often, a one-time application of the goats serves primarily to clean out a certain area for the immediate future, thus making it easier to maintain from then on. Repeated applications of goats are less expensive, shorter in duration, and lead to total and permanent eradication of invasive and undesirable species of vegetation. AND, each application of goats provides more free organic fertilizer, courtesy of the goats.
After the goats are finished eating everything that they can reach, we have crews available to come in behind the goats and clean up any left-over debris. Goats eat just about everything green, but they will not eat woody parts of plants. Therefore it is necessary to come in after the goats have gone away and collect/chip/mulch any woody branches, tree trunks, etc. If you desire that totally finished look, we can make it happen with our experienced crews. We are here to serve your needs.
Our goats provide free organic fertilizer wherever they go! Go try to get that at your local farm supply store! If you price organic fertilizer at the store, and then consider that each goat drops about two pounds of pure organic fertilizer each day, (and you'll have at least 20-25 goats on your job) GOAT BUSTERS seems like an even bigger bargain!
"We think you guys are great! I can't believe how much the goats cleared. They've done more in two weeks just by eating than I was able to accomplish in three years using heavy duty chemicals.....and boy, oh, boy, I don't feel so good about using thatstuff."
"Wow. I had no idea what they could do."
"Your goats did a great job clearing our property. We can't believe it is the same place, and to think that it was done without any heavy machinery....wow! What fun. The only downside is that our kids are really disappointed that the goats are gone."
"Your goats are fabulous! What a neat idea, and so earth-friendly. More people should be doing this."
"Thanks so much for the wonderful entertainment provided by the goats ... and the great job they did getting rid of fifteen years' worth of unattended wilderness growth in my back yard."