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Dr. Karen Launchbaugh
Rangeland Ecologist
University of Idaho


Targeted Grazing in Action

Targeted or Prescribed grazing is a growing industry being conducted by a wide range of livestock owners including tradition producers, small farm herd/flock owners, and contract grazers. With adequate guidance many livestock managers could supplement their forage budget with contracted grazing opportunities. Informed and well-trained vegetation management specialists are needed in this evolving endeavor.

Potential Customers:
Private landowners
Government agencies
City, county, and state park managers
Conservation groups
Tribal land managers
Coordinated Weed Management Associations (CWMAs)

Public Interest Articles:
Goats provide healthy, economical weed control - the Stock Exchange - December 2012web page
Grazing cattle improve wildlife habitat - Capital Press. February 2012 web page
Goats controlling knapweed invasion on East Ridge - The Montana Standard - July 2009 web page

More use grazing sheep, goats against invasive weeds, vines - USA Today - July 2009 web page
No kidding! Goats are latest tool in restoring bog turtle habitat - Bay Journal - January 2009 web page
Got Weeds? These Sheep Will Make House Calls - New York Times - October 2008web page
Knowledge Of Animals And Plants Essential For Targeted Grazing - Livestock Weekly - May 2008pdf file
Plant Control, Not Weight Gain First Goal Of Targeted Grazing -- Livestock Weekly - April 2008pdf file
Horned weed eaters attack noxious plant - Casper Start Tribune - July 2006 web page
Looking to prevent a fire? Hire a goat - Associated Press - July 2006 pdf file
Cow Grazing Leases to Help Elk - Billings Gazette - June 2006 web page
Wooly Weeders - Denver Post - June 2006 web page
Wyoming Native Uses Goats to Restore Battered Landscapes - Billings Gazette  - May 2006pdf file
Clearing the bosque with goat power - Albuquerque Tribune  - April 2006pdf file
To Save Sagebrush, Researchers Unleash the Power of Sheep- National Geographic -  September 2005 web page
Area closed while goats graze nuisance plants - Statesman Journal - April 2006pdf file
Sheep to stomp out flammable cheatgrass -Reno Gazette-Journal - March 2005 pdf file
Goats are the hip new thing in eco-friendly weed management - Grist Magazine web page
Salt Cedar Diet Cooks Up Niche Business for Goat Herders - New Mexico State University web page
Goats for Companion Grazing, Weed & Brush Control - Giant Stride Farm web page
Sheep play role in restoring park for tourists  - ShhAir web page
Sheep Institute a natural step toward weed control  - Montana State University web page
Sheep, goats can help wage war on weeds  - NewsWise web page

Invasive or Noxious Weeds: Grazing Weeds with Sheep  - Wildflower and Weeds web page
Using Goats for Vegetation Management - Noble Foundation web page
Sheep and Goats: Ecological Tools for the 21'st Century  - Utah State University Extension pdf file
Ranchers Harnessing Hoofed Weed Wackers - Western SARE 2002 pdf file
Noxious Weed Grazing with Goats - Western SARE pdf file
Four-legged Pest Control - SARE web page
Sheep, Goats Manage Rangeland Weeds in Multi-Species Systems - Western SARE 2004 pdf file
Successfully Controlling Noxious Weeds with Goats - Quivira Coalitionpdf file
Weeds Got Yer Goat? Try, Uh, a Goat  - USA Today web page
Multispecies Grazing - ATTRA  web page
Ewe4ic Ecological Services news articles - on www.goatapelli.com web page
Four-Legged Fuels Force - BLM Snapshotspdf file
Kudzu Battle May Have Animal Ally  - Mississippi State University web page


2012, Targeted Grazing