Info for Landowners

Are goats a good choice for you?

As livestock go, goats are relatively easy to care for, but they have some needs that are important to consider.

Goats can eat poison oak and blackberries as well as keep fuels down. And they're cute! These goats are working in Calaveras County.

Fencing requirements:

We can provide polymer electric fence to contain goats on properties that are unfenced, but there must be a cleared fence line on which to roll out the fence. We can clear fence line for lots with relatively light vegetation like grass or light brush, but fence lines through heavy brush must be cleared by the landowner before we can start. Rental prices are higher for properties that do not have their own secure fencing in place.

Daily Checks:

The landowner must be present or have a designated attendant on the property each night. They must count the goats each morning and evening and ensure the goats have access to clean water and feed if supplemental feeding is required.


We utilize protector dogs for our larger herds and steel shelters for our small herds. It is generally the responsibility of the property owner or attendant to feed the dogs or to let the goats in and out of the shelter, if needed we can come do these chores for an added fee.