Seeking lease or creative solution to relocate my target grazing business (goat herd rentals) to southern Oregon from Wisconsin. 10 acres and up. Must have housing.


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Land Seeker Description

I’m seeking to relocate my goat based target grazing business to southern Oregon. I currently rent my herd to mitigate weeds and brush in Wisconsin. My plans for relocating would shift the goats to reducing wildfire fuels and ladder fuels wherever needed.

I’ve been raising goats and grazing brush for 10 years. I also gentle and train wild horses from the BLM.

My skills include:

Animals.

Herding and understanding basic herd animal behavior, basic veterinary care – worming, hoof trimming, vaccinations, occasional assisting in a difficult goat birth or tending to ill animals. Barefoot trimming on my own horses. Natural horsemanship. Basic dog training and some herding dog training. I respect but am not afraid of any animal, no matter how big as I believe safety is only a matter of understanding species behavior and learning how to interact with it. I practice low stress livestock handling.

Soil.

I’ve used my herd, through rotational grazing, to rebuild thin, eroded soils on my own farm. I use bale grazing with seed containing first cut round bales to establish grass on eroded, rocky soil. I know the basics of composting and turn piles with my skid steer.

Mechanical.

I’m learning, mostly by watching how-to videos on youtube. I’ve replaced the switch on my well pressure tank by myself, changed oil and other maintenance on my skid steer. I’ve assisted, in an attempt to learn, on brakes jobs , replacing oxygen sensors and other repairs on my van and F250. I can use and have a chain saw and brush cutter. I have some minor woodworking skills, fence building and repair skills and creative experience keeping a farm together on a shoestring. I own three welders but have not yet learned how to use them.

Vehicles.

I can hitch and back various trailers that I own, livestock, 20 foot flatbed, 12 foot flatbed. I own the world’s smallest skid steer (Mustang 911 – raises 600-800pounds) but can operate other makes, including the new computerized ones (did it once). I can load vehicles onto and off my flatbed and know how to strap it down.


What features of the property are essential?

Safe housing for goats with respect to predators and weather.


Describe your farming experience

I'm seeking to relocate my goat based target grazing business to southern Oregon. I currently rent my herd to mitigate weeds and brush in Wisconsin. My plans for relocating would shift the goats to reducing wildfire fuels and ladder fuels wherever needed.

I've been raising goats and grazing brush for 10 years. I also gentle and train wild horses from the BLM.

My skills include:

Animals.

Herding and understanding basic herd animal behavior, basic veterinary care - worming, hoof trimming, vaccinations, occasional assisting in a difficult goat birth or tending to ill animals. Barefoot trimming on my own horses. Natural horsemanship. Basic dog training and some herding dog training. I respect but am not afraid of any animal, no matter how big as I believe safety is only a matter of understanding species behavior and learning how to interact with it. I practice low stress livestock handling.

Soil.

I've used my herd, through rotational grazing, to rebuild thin, eroded soils on my own farm. I use bale grazing with seed containing first cut round bales to establish grass on eroded, rocky soil. I know the basics of composting and turn piles with my skid steer.

Mechanical.

I'm learning, mostly by watching how-to videos on youtube. I've replaced the switch on my well pressure tank by myself, changed oil and other maintenance on my skid steer. I've assisted, in an attempt to learn, on brakes jobs , replacing oxygen sensors and other repairs on my van and F250. I can use and have a chain saw and brush cutter. I have some minor woodworking skills, fence building and repair skills and creative experience keeping a farm together on a shoestring. I own three welders but have not yet learned how to use them.

Vehicles.

I can hitch and back various trailers that I own, livestock, 20 foot flatbed, 12 foot flatbed. I own the world's smallest skid steer (Mustang 911 - raises 600-800pounds) but can operate other makes, including the new computerized ones (did it once). I can load vehicles onto and off my flatbed and know how to strap it down.


Are you currently farming?

Yes

What are your short term goals for the land

Get my goats relocated and start grazing firebreaks.


What are your long term goals

Integrated farm - Joel Salatin inspired. Would want to own my own place eventually.


Describe your housing needs

Simple. Have one 10 year old herding dog - well behaved, safe on all stock, must be inside with me (all he's ever known).

Additional Land Seeker Details

Regions interested in farming:
Southern

Acreage desired:
5 - 10 acres, 11 - 20 acres, 21+ acres

Interested in raising the following crops / livestock:
Fiber Animals, Goats, Horses, Pasture, Other

Interested in these business arrangements:
Lease-to-own, Lease with option to purchase, Lease for cash, Lease for trade, Partnership

Interested in these growing practices:
Certified Organic, Organic, Not Certified, Biodynamic, Dry Farming, Season Extension, Conventional, 7

Date when this profile was last modified or created:
January 8, 2018



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