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Brice Foulon quit his job in display advertising two years ago to retrain. This shepherd is now convinced that eco-grazing, is “replace mowers with sheep”, Is a“more ecological and economical”To maintain the plots. That day, near Reims (Marne), his sheep were cleaning an embankment. “These are areas where you can’t go with the mower, you can go with a brush cutter, but it makes noise, it consumes gasoline. Sheep, it keeps biodiversity and it is not polluting”, He explains.
On the highway, or near a supermarket, his rams work where Brice Fuller tell them to go. He is part of a network which employs around a hundred shepherds. For a large area of Saint-Brice-Courcelles, working with sheep represents up to 25% savings per year. For customers, the sheep are a natural bubble between the shelves and the parking lot. Small villages also call on him since herbicides are banned.
In eco-grazing, different animals can be used, including wild geese and alpacas. “On the same plot, you can have several complementary animals, because the sheep, it mows at ground level, but the goat, it has its nose in the air, it is perfect for clearing all around.”, Adds the journalist Jihane Benzina on the set of 13 Hours, Friday February 26.
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