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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:06 am    Post subject: Goat power Reply with quote

We need this for CF

http://www.usga.org/course_care/regional_updates/regional_reports/southwest/Goat-Power!---October-2010/

You have to Ctrl C Ctrl V the whole thing into a new tab....not sure why I can't get the url working correctly

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Goat Power!
By Pat Gross , Director, Southwest Region
October 12, 2010



Pasatiempo Golf Club (Santa Cruz, California) faced a dangerous and expensive problem trying to clear the overgrowth of poison oak and brush in the barrancas that run through the back nine. The slopes are steep and inaccessible to equipment, making hand removal the only available option. After investigating various alternatives, Superintendent Paul Chojnacky thought that since the course is a classic Alister Mackenzie 1930’s design, why not go back to the 1930’s brush clearing methods – goat power!

Farmers have known for centuries that goats have a voracious appetite and are known to eat many different types of vegetation, including poison oak. Pasatiempo contracted with a company from Santa Barbara county, Brush Goats 4 Hire, and developed a plan to bring 150 to 200 goats onto the property. To keep the goats inside the barrancas, solar–powered electric fences were installed. Two dogs stay with the goats at all times to protect and herd the animals. The goats will be on the property for approximately seven weeks to clear twelve acres of brush and vegetation in the barrancas.

Considering the alternatives, the decision to bring goats onto the golf course for brush clearing ended up being the most cost effective and practical solution. Hiring a crew to clear vegetation would cost approximately $105,000. Bringing in goats will cost $12,000.

Over the past five years, Pasatiempo has worked with Jim Urbina to restore the classic Alister Mackenzie design. Removing the brush is expected to bring back the dramatic views of the barrancas in keeping with the 1930’s design.

Contact: Pat Gross, director, USGA Green Section Southwest Region, pgross@usga.org
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hiring a crew to clear vegetation would cost approximately $105,000.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what i find cool is someone actually has a business hiring out his goats
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://rent-a-goat.com/Site/FAQ.html

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
http://rent-a-goat.com/Site/FAQ.html

Brilliant


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They work from the hours of 9-5 and are brought back home in the evening for their safety. Prices range from $400-$450 per day. However, multi-day contracts are eligible for price discounts. For a more precise estimate, please click “Schedule Us”.



There's some really funny stuff in there. Goat might cost you $100 to buy period. You're cheaper to buy them. Let them eat for the day. Shot them and have something to eat than pay some granola to baby sit and chauffeur them around. Goat's good eating.

For $400 to $450 dollars a day I'd eat 8 pounds of weed(s) a day let alone just kill the weeds.

This dog don't hunt. You need "free range" goats...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Pytel wrote:
Thumber wrote:
http://rent-a-goat.com/Site/FAQ.html

Brilliant


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They work from the hours of 9-5 and are brought back home in the evening for their safety. Prices range from $400-$450 per day. However, multi-day contracts are eligible for price discounts. For a more precise estimate, please click “Schedule Us”.



There's some really funny stuff in there. Goat might cost you $100 to buy period. You're cheaper to buy them. Let them eat for the day. Shot them and have something to eat than pay some granola to baby sit and chauffeur them around. Goat's good eating.

For $400 to $450 dollars a day I'd eat 8 pounds of weed(s) a day let alone just kill the weeds.

This dog don't hunt. You need "free range" goats...


I think you get more than one goat for $400 per day
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe?? Try and schedule some and get a quote.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Pytel wrote:
Maybe?? Try and schedule some and get a quote.


its not my site Johhny. You don't like their advertising, send them some hate mail.......jeesh\

and if they can get $400 per day per goat, then I am getting into a new business
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
John Pytel wrote:
Maybe?? Try and schedule some and get a quote.


its not my site Johhny. You don't like their advertising, send them some hate mail.......jeesh\

and if they can get $400 per day per goat, then I am getting into a new business


Ouch... What ever... There was some humour in contacting them to schedule...

It's not their advertising I'm not liking right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Pytel wrote:
Thumber wrote:
John Pytel wrote:
Maybe?? Try and schedule some and get a quote.


its not my site Johhny. You don't like their advertising, send them some hate mail.......jeesh\

and if they can get $400 per day per goat, then I am getting into a new business


Ouch... What ever... There was some humour in contacting them to schedule...

It's not their advertising I'm not liking right now.


soups starting to boil...better give it another stir cool
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best talking goat ever. No video, sound pulled from a cd.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a seminar on "Psychic Phenomena" going on, when the speaker decided to involve the audience. He first asked, "Everyone who has ever seen a ghost, please stand up." Well, nearly the entire audience stood up.

He then asked, "Everyone who has ever had a close encounter with a ghost, please remain standing." About 2 dozen people were still standing.

He then asked how many people had been in the same room as a ghost and 6 people stood up.

Finally he asked, "Anyone who has ever had SEX with a ghost, please remain standing." Everyone sat down except this one man.

When the speaker demanded if he had REALLY had sex with a ghost, the guy replied, "Oh, I am very sorry, I thought you said GOAT."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thumber wrote:
John Pytel wrote:
Thumber wrote:
John Pytel wrote:
Maybe?? Try and schedule some and get a quote.


its not my site Johhny. You don't like their advertising, send them some hate mail.......jeesh\

and if they can get $400 per day per goat, then I am getting into a new business


Ouch... What ever... There was some humour in contacting them to schedule...

It's not their advertising I'm not liking right now.


soups starting to boil...better give it another stir cool




That talking goat is some funny stuff. I had to stop listening at work cause I was laughing too much.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck Shick wrote:
The best talking goat ever. No video, sound pulled from a cd.



oh yeah good shite.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130924/news/709249745/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twirly should get those goats across the street and putting them to work. They're always baaaaaaaaaa'ing in our back swing and after our putts anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astounding, goats actually eat poison ivy...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken Darcovich wrote:
Astounding, goats actually eat poison ivy...


Umm, goats eat anything. They'll eat a rubber boat.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roxie wrote:
Ken Darcovich wrote:
Astounding, goats actually eat poison ivy...


Umm, goats eat anything. They'll eat a rubber boat.


Also one of the hardest animals to keep fenced. Escape artists
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"In the evening, if you're lucky, you'll see the goat ballet. It's when they all start dancing around," Hunter said about the group of male goats she brought to Naperville. "Quite often I find lawn chairs and empty wineglasses next to the fence."

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