Goats make good lawnmowers

Hungry goats are used in Australia, Canada and the U.S. to mow down unwanted and potentially dangerous plants, including undergrowth responsible for spreading wildfires.

Sheep are also utilized for the valuable and laborious activity, but pale in comparison to their easy-to-please, sure-footed browsing friends.

Goats, like men, aren’t picky and will eat just about anything, ridding ranches, parks and forests of pesky plants like poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), kudzu and leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula) along with kindle for wildfires.

Herds of either animal have been on hire for about a decade and fetch $200 per day. Getting paid to eat what you would anyway sounds like a splendiferous day’s work to me.

This fact has been brought to you by National Geographic.


About newagejourno

Gary Pearson is a public relations and social media manager, freelance writer, former sports reporter for the Prince Albert Herald, sports aficionado, philomath and thirsty traveller forever in search of new adventures.
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