We are hungry! Goats have a very high metabolism, so they are always hungry, which means when Mary opens the stock trailer gate, they are ready to go to work, eating your weeds, brush and invasive trees.
Barnyard Weed Warriors is a rent-a-goat herd grazing service that provides weed & fire control for your property. Owned and operated by Mary Powell. Goats are the ORIGINAL weed eaters, and they will eat through most woody plants and noxious weeds, like elm, locust, buck brush, sericia lespediza, kudzu, poison ivy & oak, dogwood, sumac and more.
Using goats is the green alternative to using chemical and they are much better for the environment as they have no negative impact on the land. They are fun to watch and you can learn a lot about animal behavior, while observing them.
We usually bring 75 goats, all but two are female, we have two neutered males; called wethers, who are couch potatoes (If you want to know the whole story about Aaron and Matthew, just ask). Female goats are called does (like deer) and we have young and old does, ranging from six months up to 14 yrs. At night, the does will sleep in family units (mother with daughters or sisters with sisters) and sometimes friends sleep in groups. Some have names, others just go by their tag number in their ear.
If you would like to hire the herd for a job, you can also have a goat watching party, which is a big deal in some parts of Kansas. You can even use us as a way to raise money for a special project, like the Eudora Township Library did in October of 2017, with the Great Goatsby Gala, which was a 1920’s themed party (with folks dressed in 1920’s clothes). We can also do a working dog demonstration for your party.
Most importantly, we are a way to control weeds and brush on property, whether it be in city parks, private property or in pastures. We can set up an annual plan to fit your needs, to control the brush and weeds that you have on your property.
Follow the goats
What Clients Say…
Mary was very knowledgeable and went the distance to get the job done. The goats got into the most inaccessible areas and destroyed the weeds. She moved the fence many times to get the hers to a new area to clear. Outstanding job. The kids loved to talk to her and watch the goats.
Brad- Scottsville , KS
I just want to commend Mary and her goats. It was wonderful to be able to walk in my pasture now that the goats cleared every sign of poison ivy.
Fantastic job! Mary, the goats, & dogs worked their magic. It was a joy watching the goats in action!
Dianna- Cherryvale KS
Mary and goats are great! She works her dogs with the goats to keep them under control!
Cindy- Bennington, KS
Great way to clear those impossible to mow areas! Mary is amazing – she unloads the goats, puts up the fence, moves the fence, untangles the goats! And they clear down to bare ground. What a great job and great entertainment to boot!
Tana- Eudora, KS
This is an excellent way to get rid of unwanted brush and poison ivy. It’s amazing to watch the goats go to work. Mary and her team of dogs do a great job of keeping the goats contained, the goats are happy to munch away. Couldn’t be any more pleased with the results. I highly recommend this service – it’s natures way to keep brush and over growth under control.