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Goats Eat Weeds - Farm to Fork Wyoming

  • Goats Eat Weeds - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    In Wyoming battles between sheepherders and cattlemen are legendary and harrowing. With that turbulent history it is a little surprising that the daughter of an old Wyoming ranching family is a leading force behind weed management with goats today. We’ll learn about the clever niche Lonie Malmberg and her son Donny have carved for goats in the heart of Cheyenne city limits. We’ll also meet a pair of goat herders weed managing for ranchers in the Devils Tower area.

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  • Working Dogs - Farm To Fork Wyoming


    Highly attuned to their partnership with man, livestock herding and guardian dogs are powerful and essential forces in the balance of nature and predation for today's Wyoming rancher. Farm to Fork Wyoming is back with a new episode centered around the life of a working dog.

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  • Wildcrafters - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    Venture into the mountains with regional wildcrafters - herbalists who harvest medicinal plants from the wild - to learn about plant medicines.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - The Story of Compost, Part 1


    Across Wyoming innovative diversion is going on in all varieties of settings. Various methods are converting valuable ‘waste’ back into rich humus, the building block of good soil and farming. We’ll explore these varied and elegant methods and meet the clever folks leading the way in this episode of “Farm to Fork Wyoming.”

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  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Wyoming Apple Project


    “Wyoming Apple Project” - We’ll explore this ancient cornerstone of the agrarian farmscape and learn about the restoration efforts of Wyoming’s 140 year old heritage apple orchards.

  • Working Dogs - Our Wyoming


    Adapted from our Farm to Fork series, this episode explores the dogs that take to the range to put in some work. While herding and guarding livestock, these incredible canines form unbelievable bonds with the herd and in the process protect them and keep the range operation much safer and more efficient.

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  • Poultry Wranglers - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    Who’s doing it and how? Explore poultry production in Wyoming.

    Once upon a time in Wyoming, poultry was part of most every family farm and our self sufficient way of life. Today, hobby farmers call Chickens the ‘gateway drug’ for the next generation of small producers But there’s only a handful actually raising enough chicken and eggs to sell in the local market. How are these producers making it work? Explore local poultry in Wyoming, from egg to chicken and beyond.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Restoration Farming in Cody


    Organic farmer Scott Richard calls his farm “bio-friendly”, for now, as he restores a former dairy site from a depleted state to a deeply rich, organic haven of vegetable productivity. Four years into the process, the evidence of his ingenuity is breathtaking.

  • Homestead Sheep - Farm to Fork


    Sheep are an ancient companion that once were the most abundant livestock upon the Wyoming landscape. In recent years the sheep market has floundered but as local foods broaden America’s palate again, the sheep are making a comeback…

    We’ll visit a mother/daughter operation in Lovell raising crossed Dorper/ Katahdin hair sheep, both relatively new breeds, but gaining in popularity in Wyoming. We’ll also visit the homestead of the Spear S Ranch in Red Canyon where they work to restore the oldest domestic breed of sheep in the Americas, the Navajo-Churro. Originally broadcast on 5/10/19.

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  • Farmers Markets in the New Normal - Farm to Fork


    With public safety and uncertainty reshaping every part of life, local food producers and farmers markets are rising to the challenge. For many it has driven a move to online sales. Explore with us, how this new normal might be helping to improve our local food marketplace.

  • Medicinal Herbs - Farm To Fork Wyoming


    How is it the plants we often call weeds are among our most potent healers? Explore Medicinal herbal use and harvest in Wyoming. We’ll meet some of Wyoming’s Herbalists and Ethnobotanists to explore herbal remedies that stand out. From Native American traditions to modern day applications for Lyme disease. Discover how this ancient craft is evolving in the modern era among the changing philosophies in modern medicine.

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  • Seed Savers - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    Seeds are the genesis of most every grain and vegetable crop every year. From the humble saved seed, civilizations have been anchored and thrived, while unique, regional foods flourished. Just a few decades ago, the act of seed saving was something every farmer knew. But this skill is quickly vanishing and taking regional food diversity with it. However, a movement involving communities and farmers across Wyoming and beyond is working to revive this essential practice - and the flavor, beauty and adventure that comes with it. We’ll explore a seed library and meet market farmers stewarding regionally adapted seeds passed down through generations.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Dairy Herd Shares


    We catch up with herd share manager Frank Wallis, whose herd supplies milk to 90+ Wyoming families spread from Buffalo to Sheridan and Gillette. At the Wallis family's EZ Rocking Ranch beauty and nature's logic abound. We'll see how Frank keeps it all going, and learn something about the gratification of being an Owner Certified dairy. Also, nutrition expert and educator Monica Corrado.

  • Goat Lady


    Find out why this herd of goats is wandering through the middle of town.

    Lani Malmberg
    Ewe4ic Ecological Services
    Cheyenne, WY
    Phone: 970-219-0451

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    TCR #1353, 08-03-2013

  • Idaho goat herder rotates goats for alternative weed control


    Tim Linquist grew up on a cattle ranch and expected to continue the family business. When his father was forced to sell the ranch, Linquist had to reinvent himself. Inspired by his experience during college using goats as weed eaters, he bought 25 does and began to rent them out for brush control (often for fire prevention or noxious weed removal).

    Business took off fast among farmers, ranchers, public land managers, homeowners, and even golf club managers looking for an alternative to weed eaters, mowers, and chemicals. After only a year, Linquist bought 225 more does.

    Today “We Rent Goats” is a family business. All summer, Tim, his wife Lynda, and their 2 sons, follow the goats from fields to farms to overgrown backyards. Their territory includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada. “Most of the summer we spend out away from home. We travel in a fifth wheel and we’re never home.”

    Linquist doesn’t mind the itinerant lifestyle and spending so much time with his herd. “I mean I could sit out here and look at these goats all day… I love it, that’s why I do it.”

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  • Goats hired to eat blackberry bushes


    Casey Brewer, owner of West Side Goat Girl, is providing 17 goats to clear mostly blackberry bushes from land in the Lents neighborhood that will be used for the Malden Court Community Orchard. It is a project of Green Lents with help from Oregon De

  • Own a Goat Grazing Business with Goats On The Go®


    Learn why now is the perfect time to start your own goat grazing business, what’s fueling the demand for weed and brush control with goats, and how Goats On The Go® can help you launch at full speed!

  • Weed Eating Goats


    In an effort to kill invasive weeds without the use of herbicides, the Aq'am First Nation have turned to a group of hungry goats!

  • Goats Eat Grass?


    OSU's Brian Pugh talks about the diet of meat goats and just what percentage is made up of grass. He also discusses the nutritional needs of goats. This is part three of a presentation given in Okmulgee, OK.

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  • Beef To Butcher - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    Across the country and now in Wyoming the demand for local meat processing facilities is on the rise as the last of our master butchers and artisan sausage makers are disappearing…. We’ll explore Wyoming’s role in the modern day beef industry and how the world is changing around us. What opportunities does new technologies like Beef Chain and the push for more in-State processing facilities? First broadcast 6/21/19.

  • Goats Eat Weeds - Our Wyoming


    Adapted from our Farm to Fork series, this episode of Our Wyoming explores the use of commercial goat herds to combat noxious weeds in our ranches, range land and communities. These industrious creatures are uniquely suited to tackle a problem in a more robust and natural way than chemical herbicides and machinery could

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  • Using Goats to Get Rid of Weeds! | Maryland Farm & Harvest


    The old rumor that goats will eat anything isn't really true, but they do eat a lot of different plants. That's why farmers Brian Knox Jennifer Vaccaro run Eco-Goats, where they rent out a herd of goats to clear unwanted weeds and vegetation. We follow them to a residential property in Kent County, where these four-legged landscapers clear out an overgrown space, all without heavy equipment or herbicides. We also stop by Where Pigs Fly Farm in Centreville, where Brian and Jennifer raise a variety of livestock for eggs and meat.

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  • Goats spell trouble for invasive weeds


    Four hundred and nine goats showed up this week at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bozeman Fish Technology Center as part of a cooperative effort to target noxious weeds and manage brush overgrowth. The purposes of this effort is to reduce the presence of undesirable vegetation (without using chemical herbicides), promote restoration of NATIVE PLANTS, and assist with fire protection by reducing burnable plant biomass.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Food Freedom Part 1


    With ‘The Wyoming Food Freedom Act’, Wyoming’s local food economy has gone from one of the most regulated, to the leader in deregulation of direct-to-consumer farm and cottage foods. We explore the larger implications of ‘Food Freedom’ for Wyoming. Part 1: the controversy surrounding some of foods we eat and the contentions behind the conflicts and what it means for the small scale farmer.

  • Weed Eating Goats Time Lapse


    A time lapse of some goats eating away at the weeds in a yard. The video was shot over a five hour period.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Grass Fed Beef


    Fourth generation Wyoming ranchers, Bobby and Brendan Thoman return cattle to the family operation - using an elegant logic of healthier soil and a focus on both the cow and customer. Middle Fork Lander restaurant owner and chef Matt Sissman is also featured.

  • Wyoming Berries - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    Wyoming is fortunate to have a few determined fruit crop producers - And these are not merely whimsical pursuits - We’ll explore how these labor intensive berry crops are doing in Wyoming and meet some of the folks who keep it going. From commercial scale Raspberry production to exotics like Aronia and Goji - and the dilemma of pests that goes along with these delicate perennial crops.

  • The worlds best weedkiller: Goats


    Colin Arnold's goats can eliminate almost any weeds without a drop of spay.

  • springtime rotational kiko goats grazing


    rotational grazing goats on pasture

  • Compilation of Goats Eating Weeds


    Funny and cute compilation of my goats eating weeds in my yard.

  • Using Sheep and Goats to Manage Weeds


    How do you control weeds? What is a weed?

    We utilize animals to help manage weeds and keep our systems in balance.

  • Food Sovereignty in Indian Country - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    In this age of industrial diets, Food Sovereignty is a growing concept around the world. But there are few for whom food sovereignty has greater significance than the indigenous people of the Americas. In this Episode, voices rise from the Wind River Reservation as Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho people are joined by other tribes to tell their histories and the spiritual and cultural importance of ancestral foods. It’s about the preservation of health, language, culture and balance in the world.



    As I prepare to expand my garden, sometimes I get ahead of myself. If I prepare an area but don't get it covered in time, the weeds will show up with a vengeance. Thankfully, some of our livestock has our back and is usually ready to work.

  • Goats On The Go taking care of business


    Goats doing their jobs - eating invasive brush and weeds!

  • Farm to Fork Wyoming Hole Food Rescue


    Jackson Hole Wyoming serves up anything but the ‘standard fare’. Amongst the hustle of excited tourists and passionate outdoor adventurers lies an enormous amount of really good food waste. But that is rapidly changing. In a stealthy, Aikido like maneuver, Alison Dunford has turned food dysfunction on it’s head. Realizing the scale of food waste and Jackson’s food insecurity chasm, Dunford’s considerable organizational talent was ignited into action. Two years later, Hole Food Rescue intercepts 20,000lbs of landfill bound food a month. Coordinating over 50 volunteers she and Co-director Jeske Graves efficiently bridge the gap between want and waste for Jackson.

  • Putting the Goats to Bed Night!


    17 Putting the Babies to Bed Nights are all full! What fun we are having! Hoping to add new nights soon. We spend an hour working our way through a bedtime routine. Jumping and getting tired, then snuggling up on a hay bale for a story, and finally we put the baby goats back in their stalls. The goats are so so quiet at the end of each evening. I love that folks of all ages are coming. :)

    I love the barn on rainy nights and it has been fun to share it with some of you this week!

    ps. I expect kids from Khaleesi by dinner!

    Thanks for visiting farm friends.
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  • How goats helped Edmonton fix a weed problem | The Fix


    Edmonton wanted to tackle a weed problem in its parks without more herbicides, so it brought in some experienced weed whackers — a herd of goats.

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  • Goats on this NC farm are helping control the invasive Kudzu weed


    Meet the Kudzu goat gang of Wells Farm in Horse Shoe, NC. These goats are highly sought after around the Southeast for clearing out hard to reach infestations of the strangling Kudzu weed. See how these goats work in a sustainable, efficient and most delightful way.

  • Weed Goats


    WSDOT is unleashing a herd of weed-eating goats to clear vegetation along state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie.

  • Maize and Pumpkins - Farm to Fork Wyoming


    We’ll visit Pumpkin Patches where we’ll learn how these plants are about so much more than fall festivities. They also provide local seasonal jobs, nourishment, and extend the growing season. But, even more importantly, we’ll learn more about the deep cultural ties Native Americans today have to some of their most impressive ancestral gifts to the world: corn and squash.

  • Farm To Fork Wyoming - Food Freedom Part 2


    With ‘The Wyoming Food Freedom Act’, Wyoming’s local food economy has gone from one of the most regulated, to the leader in deregulation of direct-to-consumer farm and cottage foods. We explore the larger implications of ‘Food Freedom’ for Wyoming. Part 2: meet some producers and cottage food artisans to explore the re-emergence of traditional farm foods that have evolved over 100’s of years.

  • Goats on the Range


    How do you clear a field full of noxious weeds? Herbicides? Check. Insects? Sure. Goats? If you're Idaho Power, you can check that box, too. See how our company works with other agencies to control invasive plants using four-legged, weed-eating machines.

  • Organic Weed Control 100% natural, Convert Weeds to Fertilizer with goats


    This video demonstrates how domestic goats can perform important duties on the farm by removing unwanted undergrowth, weeds, and saplings.

    These goats are four months old and enjoy browsing a variety of plants here on our free range poultry farm. We learned that they go wherever we go and therefore do not require portable fencing or leads and halters. They are social, so they want to be wherever we are.

    They look forward to their daily walks into the woods and actually run ahead of us as they see the trail. The rest of the time, they are on protected/fenced pasture. At night, they are kept in a goat barn with fresh water, hay and they are given goat rations twice a day. See what these goats look like TODAY in 2016 by watching this YouTube :

  • Goat Mowing -- A New Way to Eliminate Unwanted Plants


    Washington’s historic Congressional Cemetery has adopted a new method of weeding – which is both cost-effective and environmentally sensitive. The new workforce does not care about salaries, benefits or holidays. And it provides a sustainable way of eliminating weeds, as well as adding fertilization as a by-product. VOA’s Yiyi Yang and Joseph Mok give us a closer look. Lin Yang narrates their report.
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  • Goats Take On Kudzu in Historic Railroad Town


    The National Park Service is using the services of two dozen goats to tackle the problem of invasive plant species taking over the town of Thurmond in the New River Gorge National River.

  • Why are there goats in the trees?


    The nut of the argan tree, which grows in the Moroccan countryside of Essaouira, contains a valuable oil known for its anti-aging properties, that is popping up in everything from shampoo and body lotion to food products. But nowhere on the labels will you find the remarkable story behind how this oil was born - and the role goats' digestive tracts play in its harvesting. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

  • Goats that eat invasives in Ottawa County Park, Michigan


    The Ottawa County parks are hiring a group of goats to help fight off invasive species, especially Oriental Bittersweet. Here we meet Melanie Manion, Natural Resources Coordinator for Ottawa Parks, and Tony McCaul, the goat program manager with Ottawa area intermediate school district and learn about the program. We also meet the hero goats!

  • Weed Eating Goats


    The ministry is working to combat invasive weeds in our gravel pits, and sometimes the solutions we find aren't what you'd expect. Here's a look at a pilot project we started at our Logan Lake gravel pit that's showing real promise. It's proving to be an effective approach to cut down on weeds, a substantial cost-savings and a great meal for the goats.

    Special thanks to Dave Retzer, Kate Strangway and Greg Lowes for putting this video together.



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