People still wonder what exactly is goatscaping? We rent out our goats to do what they like to do best and we like to do least- deal with invasives especially poison ivy and Japanese knotweed. Goats unlike other herd animals prefer to eat weeds and thorny plants not grasses. They even like noxious plants like poison ivy! They eat from the top down which means they look for new growth first. It also means they eat the seed heads of the plant. This is important in reducing weeds. As the goats clear land they leave behind manure. Their manure is odorless, breaks down in a few days and has very few viable weed seeds. There aren’t any chemicals seeping into your land, nearby rivers, streams or into your drinking water. We have had our goats rented to clear hillsides and reclaim pasture. They have also been used to removed thicket and under brush to create a firebreak to control wildfires.
It may be a seemingly slower method than chemicals but in the long run it is more beneficial to you and the environment.
Naylen Farm is a family farm established in 1947 The Drew family has been raising livestock for almost 75 years. In 2015 the decision was made to increase the focus on more sustainable farming practices. As a direct result we stopped raising cows and started raising goats . Goats are better for the environment and most importantly better for you.
We continue to strive for the highest quality livestock. Our animals freely roam our pastures. They are raised with care on all natural diets, no hormones and no antibiotics.
In addition to our goats, we are raising chickens, turkeys and now Kunekune pigs to order. We also have free range eggs available. We will have order forms at the show. Don’t delay because we do sell out.