Lani Malmberg and her goat based weed control
business began in 1997 when she bought her first goats and
has been grazing them for non-toxic land care.
Lani (Benz-Lamming) Malmberg has a background
in cattle ranching. Her family’s ranch is run by her
brother, Tony Malmberg, on Twin Creek south of Lander, Wyoming.
Lani left the ranch in 1986 during economic
hard times and a cattle market low and moved to Colorado to
manage ranches. She worked in the oilfield for a short time,
then returned to finish college, earning the following degrees:
- Associate of Applied Science degree in Environmental
Restoration from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado
- Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Botany from MSC;
- Masters of Science degree in Weed Science from Colorado
State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado
Ms. Malmberg became interested in goats as a
graduate student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
While completing her master’s degree she studied the
use of goats for environmentally friendly, chemical-free land
In 1997 she bought her first goats and has been
grazing them for non-toxic land care since. The rest is history.
What We Do
Lani Malmberg, with her herder dog Zippy, has
a heard of over 1,200 goats that she takes upon request to
places in need of weed management, brush control, re-seeding
and restoration, erosion mitigation or flood control. The
goats provide a natural and more effective alternative to
Contracts are with federal, state, county, and
city governments, homeowners associations, and private landowners
for noxious weed control, fire fuel load abatement, re-seeding,
watershed management, and land restoration.