New Ulm Mayor Joel Albrecht and the city council see the benefit of sheep as both lawn care providers and as wool producers. The group's unanimous decision allows Southside Auto Salvage
owner, Mike Lang, to utilize sheep to control grass and weeds on his property. The grazing will start to take place this summer.
Lang's 12-acre auto salvage business has a maze of junked vehicles which makes traditional mowing practices challenging. In addition, the business abuts the Minnesota
River and Lang prefers to avoid the use of chemical sprays that would make their way into the river.
Good to see a city taking initiatives even though the ordinance only applies to industrial areas of New Ulm at this time (so if you're hoping to have grazing sheep at home, this is still prohibited).
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