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Brussels Airport brings in sheep as lawnmowers

20:22 10/06/2019

Brussels Airport has called upon the help of about 100 sheep to keep its grass trimmed.

The sheep can be seen grazing on a grassy mound which acts as an anti-noise barrier by the airport perimeter fence in Steenokkerzeel.

"It would be faster to use a lawnmower, but we are opting for a more ecological solution," airport spokeswoman Anke Fransen told VRT.

She said using sheep would promote biodiversity. "There is more room for rare plants to grow. And it's nicer for passers-by to look at a herd of sheep than at a lawnmower."

The sheep will graze on the airport land until the end of June and will return again in the autumn.

Written by The Bulletin


Frank Lee

I'm replacing my lawnmower at home with sheep as well. Lawnmowers can't mate and produce new lawnmowers, and they're significantly less delicious to eat.

Jun 11, 2019 15:11