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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Get paid to graze your sheep on other people’s land

The Sheep Solution

Sheep farmers across the UK can now receive payment for grazing their flocks on other’s people land.

The Sheep Solution – which works with local sheep farmers to maintain the sites of companies – is seeking to form new partnerships with breeders.

The firm was established in France and branched out to the British market this year.

A spokesperson for The Sheep Solution told That’s Farming:

“The main benefit of this service is to provide partner sheep breeders with additional income and fenced pasture.”

“We offer tailor-made support for breeders, meeting the specific needs of each site.”

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“We were the first company in France to offer an alternative method for maintaining green spaces.”

How it works

It works on 60 sites between France and Belgium and has received several awards, such as the national award for the creator of a social enterprise.

The Sheep Solution specialises in the maintenance of solar panel parks. It is already working with several British solar companies for next year and continues to make partnerships with sheep English breeders to allow their animals to benefit from new meadows.

The spokesperson continued: “This is good for the environment as sheep drastically lower the need for machinery and herbicides while reducing your carbon footprint.”

“Also, it is good for breeders as they have additional income. The last year, we have paid €200,000 to 20 breeders. Don’t pay for your grazing but get paid for grazing.”

“And it is good for a businesses’ image and cost. This method can cut the cost of keeping your grass mown by as much as 30%.”

“This solution conveys an eco-responsible, innovative corporate image and will improve your environmental landscape. Sheep are like a lawn care multi-tool. Grass-fed sheep are a sustainable alternative to a lawnmower,” the spokesperson concluded.

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