The goats are coming to Navasota.  The city of Navasota is contracting with “Rent-a-Ruminant” to provide goats for brush clearing project along Cedar Creek.  They will be working in multiple areas along Cedar Creek from Saturday July 11th until Sunday August 2nd.  The goats will be contained within a temporary electric fence and personnel with accompany them at all times.  The City of Navasota is reminding residents not to pet or feed the goats or their guardian dogs, as they do their job.  Residents who have questions about the program are asked to call “Rent-a-Ruminant” at (254) 271-9148.

Full Press Release:

Rent-A-Ruminant Coming to Navasota

NAVASOTA, TX – Rent-A-Ruminant Texas will be visiting Navasota from Saturday, July 11th through Sunday, August 2nd, 2020.

Rent-A-Ruminant has been contracted by the City of Navasota to clear the vegetation along multiple areas of Cedar Creek using goats.

There will be someone on site with the goats 24/7 while they are working. They will be moving the goats through grazing plots. You may hear a brush cutter from time to time as they will be clearing paths to run portable electric fencing down. You may also occasionally hear the goats talking, and sometimes you may even hear staff talking to the goats.

From Rent-A-Ruminant:

Please do not touch the fence!

We use temporary electrified fencing to protect our herd. It keeps the goats concentrated on grazing specific areas and keeps predators out.

Please do not feed the goats!

The goats are here to do important work. Introducing snacks or treats to their diet can be dangerous and even fatal. We ask that you please refrain from feeding the goats anything as even some plant species can be harmful.

Please do not pet the goats!

The goats do eat unwanted vegetation such as poison ivy or poison oak. This oil does get on their coat and can be passed on to anyone touching them.

Please be advised of our Livestock Guardian Dogs

We may utilize the support of our Livestock Guardian Dogs for added protection against potential predators. Please do not attempt to pet them or enter the enclosed area.

For any Emergencies please contact Rent-A-Ruminant staff at (254) 271-9148 or (469) 863-3476. If you have any questions, please feel free to call, email or stop by.


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    1. Goats are heck of alot cheaper than hiring men with chainsaws and bulldozers. This is a brilliant idea which is cost effective and a win-win for the goats and taxpayers!

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