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Google rents out goats.

Google rents out goats.


Google is renting the goats from a company called California Grazing. Apparently, every so often a herder will bring about 200 of them to the campus and they'll roam around for a week eating the grass. Not only that, these goats will fertilize the land at the same time — yes, that way.

Google employed a company called 'California Grazing' to provide a novel solution to grass maintenance. The company provides Google with 200 goats who spend roughly a week at Google HQ, eating grass and fertilising the grounds at the same time.

Larger lots require larger herds, which typically take three to five days to clear one acre. Healing Hooves' herd of 250 goats and sheep starts around $700 and Rent-A-Ruminant offers 15-, 60- or 120-goat herds for $250 to $725 a day. The Goat Lady also offers herds of up to 100 goats.

The company has provided Google with a herd of 200 goats – and a well-trained border collie named Jen – to tame the weeds and scrublands around the “Googleplex” offices. “Instead of using noisy mowers that run on gasoline and pollute the air, we've rented some goats,” wrote Hoffman on the Google blog.

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