You Herd it Here: These Are Grand Junction’s Greatest Of All Time Employees
The city of Grand Junction recently filled a few positions that could only have been taken by the absolute best.
According to a press release from the city of Grand Junction, Colorado, a herd of goats has been hired to clean up what humans, machines, and even chemicals couldn't.
Overgrown Vegetation Is No Match for These Goats
Some noxious weeds have taken over parts of Grand Junction and the city has turned to Garrett and Chelsea River, owners of Goat Vegetation Management farm for help.
The couple's herd of goats is now employed by the city with two tasks that they're very familiar with:
The goats are reported to have started their unique job, "along the Colorado River near the Blue Heron Boat Ramp just east of the Redlands Parkway overpass."
Why Choose Goats Over Other Clean-Up Methods?
The popular acronym for G.O.A.T. is "greatest of all time." When looking to hire, you always want to choose the best, and goats are just that.
Goats are also the perfect alternative to using toxic chemicals and their digestive system can safely break down weeds and other plants that would typically be harmful to humans and other animals.
“Goats provide a safe way to remove noxious weeks from areas of the City that have become overgrown but are hard to access with mowers and other machinery,” stated Ken Sherbenou, Parks and Recreation director.
The goats are especially useful in locations that border the Colorado River where we cannot utilize chemicals that have the potential to impact water quality.
The process is called regenerative agriculture and the new partnership has proven to be beneficial for all involved. Once the goats finish their shift they go back home to the farm for a good night's sleep and are eager to return the next day for more munching.