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MBB
malihini

USA
70 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2018 :  11:46:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
Is there anyone on the east side of the island that rents goats for weed control?

Mahalo

dan d
Kamaaina

USA
841 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2018 :  13:08:21  Show Profile  Visit dan d's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It dont work. Only horses,or cattle. I tried in waimea. U gotta dodge da paddies tho
Aloha


HPP
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Ronni
Newbie

USA
38 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2018 :  13:53:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sheep eat grass goats eat shrubs. You mean weed shrubs?

veronica moore
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MBB
malihini

USA
70 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2018 :  14:09:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mahalo for both response, it's not weed scrubs, it's viney weeds like Maile Pilau. It's invading my lot from empty lot next door, don't like using herbicide.

Aloha
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kalakoa
Motormouth

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Posted - 11/03/2018 :  12:39:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
invading my lot from empty lot next door, don't like using herbicide.

Apply the herbicide next door....
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ElysianWort
Punatic

USA
1503 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2018 :  14:44:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a neighbor with a goat and a sheep.

They both will NOT eat the Maile pilau. Not surprising because it is, well...pilau.

The goats will eat all your banana plants, ti plants, strip the bark on your fruit trees and eat anything else that you value. Sheep are a bit better for weed control because they wond ravage everything. Goats and sheep both do like honohono grass and the prickly mimosa sleeping grass. Both bad news weeds.
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dan d
Kamaaina

USA
841 Posts

Posted - 11/04/2018 :  04:53:05  Show Profile  Visit dan d's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Cut and mow back and put chips on all those areas


HPP
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dayna
Kamaaina

USA
975 Posts

Posted - 11/15/2018 :  08:41:23  Show Profile  Visit dayna's Homepage  Reply with Quote
My goats love the Maile Pilau.

But yeah, goats will eat all the things you DON'T want them to eat first. Then move onto the stuff you want gone. haha

And my sheep DO graze up like goats. They love bananas, palms, citrus trees.... ugh.

Dayna

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Osorio
Newbie

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2018 :  02:15:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've had the same idea a while back. But then some people said the same thing as here. Goats only resort to eating weeds when nothing else is available. They don't mind it, but they have a taste for nicer things first. haha
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