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City of Breckenridge hires 150 goats to clean up overgrown drainage ditches

The Breckenridge City Commissioners added 150 goats to their payroll during their regular meeting Tuesday, July 6.

Terry Carr, with Rent-A-Ruminant Texas (RART), made a presentation to the commissioners about using goats to clear out brush in some of the city’s drainage ditches. The area needing to be cleaned up spans almost six acres, from the 100 block of S. Oakwood St. northeast to the 700 block of N. Breckenridge Ave.

The overgrowth is due to the large amount of rainfall the city has experienced this year and the proposal from RART states that the area cannot be reached by traditional mowing.

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Breckenridge American


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