Goats are funny little friends who we can all appreciate for their strong personalities, but they are even more than that. By utilizing goats, we eliminate the necessity of using harmful herbicides to efficiently and effectively control invasive species. Goats also provide a significantly more environmentally friendly alternative to mitigating the risk of wildfires – an increasing risk within the interior British Columbia.
The goats will create a more open and accessible pasture by controlling or completely eliminating the vegetation. We re-locate our goats to the targeted location and allow them to naturally eat the vegetation within in an enclosed area. Electric fencing is a highly efficient and humane technique to localizing the goats. Billy’s Brushing will serve the Central Kootenays in British Columbia Canada.
Ultimately, I am a goat lover, through and through, but also intend to provide them and ourselves with a meaningful purpose. We are conservation-minded people who have experience in silviculture. There is a need for a considerably ECO-FRIENDLIER approach to brushing and we have a vision. Customers should choose us because we are a significantly less environmentally impactful alternative to the current widely used vegetation control techniques.
*note that this is a PLAN and I do not, at this time, own any goats*
Land Seeker Details
Farm management (3 years or less) - Little Piece of Paradise Farm - Passmore, BC. Farm hand for 2023 summer, supervised and oriented WWOOFERS. I continue to farm sit for the family when they go away. They own goats, sheep, pigs and operate an organic herb farm. I am familiar with regenerative and organic farming practices, specifically using goats to mitigate vegetation.
Do you have a business plan?
Yes - I do have a business plan.
Do you have financial resources available to start your farm?
No - I am currently employed as a tree planter with the intention of gaining capital.
Do you have access to other financial resources (such as a financial partner, loan, etc.) to start your farm?'
Yes - I would like to find an investor or loan provider to aid in the start-up costs. I am interested in the
Billy's Brushing - (tentative)
Farm Project Description
* not a farm - targeted vegetation mitigation service*
MY MISSION IS TO PROVIDE AN ECOLOGICALLY CONSCIOUS AND AN ECONOMICALLY SOUND ALTERNATIVE TO INVASIVE SPECIES CONTROL AND WILDFIRE MITIGATION
GOATS ARE FUNNY LITTLE FRIENDS WHO WE CAN ALL APPRECIATE FOR THEIR STRONG PERSONALITIES, BUT THEY ARE EVEN MORE THAN THAT. BY UTILIZING GOATS, WE ELIMINATE THE NECESSITY OF USING HARMFUL HERBICIDES TO EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY CONTROL INVASIVE SPECIES. GOATS ALSO PROVIDE A SIGNIFICANTLY MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO MITIGATING THE RISK OF WILDFIRES – AN INCREASING RISK WITHIN THE INTERIOR BRITISH COLUMBIA.
THE GOATS WILL CREATE A MORE OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE PASTURE BY CONTROLLING OR COMPLETELY ELIMINATING THE VEGETATION. WE RE-LOCATE THE GOATS TO THE TARGETED LOCATION AND ALLOW THEM TO NATURALLY EAT THE VEGETATION WITHIN AN ENCLOSED AREA. ELECTRIC FENCING IS A HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND HUMANE TECHNIQUE TO LOCALIZING THE GOATS. BILLY’S BRUSHING WILL SERVE THE CENTRAL KOOTENAYS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA.
ULTIMATELY, I AM A GOAT LOVER THROUGH AND THROUGH, BUT I ALSO INTEND TO PROVIDE THEM AND MYSELF WITH A MEANINGFUL PURPOSE. I AM CONSERVATION-MINDED AND HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SILVICULTURE. THERE IS A NEED FOR A CONSIDERABLY ECO-FRIENDLIER APPROACH TO BRUSHING AND WE HAVE A VISION. CUSTOMERS SHOULD CHOOSE US BECAUSE WE ARE A SIGNIFICANTLY LESS ENVIRONMENTALLY IMPACTFUL ALTERNATIVE TO THE CURRENT WIDELY USED VEGETATION CONTROL TECHNIQUES.
Business Partnership -
Duration of the desired agreement
Ideal date to obtain land by
Within the year of 2024.
Participant in BC Land Matching Program
Land & Features Desired
Total Land Size (acres)
Wooded Area (acres)
Cultivable Area (acres)
Possibility to expand area currently available (acres)
Yes - Starting with a herd of around 20 goats, I would like to have the potential to grow my herd towards 50 in time.
Preferred current state of the surface of the cultivable area
Open to landowner residing on property
Yes - The land owner may live on the property, if they already have livestock and or would be open to feeding the goats I would be open to negotiating that into an agreement. I would like to have access to land within a 20km radius of my home as I don't plan to live on the land.
Need farm buildings
Yes - I will need a barn to house at least 20 goats
Need fenced land
Yes - A fenced area would be ideal, but electric fencing can be utilized temporarily or for rotational grazing.
Need farm machinery and tools
Need established water source and infrastructure
I will need to have access to a sufficient water source.
Need on-site housing
Livestock - Goats.
Type of agriculture
Will acquire commercial insurance
Yes - I am willing to insure the property owner once my project gets to that point.