A goat eats weeds as more than 600 of his four-legged friends were invited to the Ladd Reeves ranch north of Palmer, Neb., Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, used from spring to fall as a means of controlling weeds on farms and ranches across the …
Updated: Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 10:14 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 10:13 AM EDT
BISMARCK, ND (AP) - Check out those goats on the golf course. No, it isn't a slam at older duffers — but a newer way to rid golf courses of pesky weeds.
A public golf course in North Dakota is using goats to get rid of unwanted growth. Eric Stromstad cares for the Hawktree course north of Bismarck. He brought in two goats at the start of the season fed on the leafy spurge and clover on the 16th hole. That worked so well, he brought in three more goats.
And the golfers apparently appreciate the help. Stromstad says players will feed and pet the goats as they make their away around the course. Stromstad says courses in Ireland, Ohio and Florida also use goats to keep their greens up to par.