Australian rail company introduces goats to tackle fire risk vegetation

Australian rail company introduces goats to mitigate fire risk vegetation

The weed-destroying goat herd was deployed to tackle an area along railway tracks where vegetation was out of control.

A herd of goats could become a surprising member of the maintenance team for an Australian rail company.

Queensland Rail (QR) was looking for a speedier solution to eliminating weeds and grass that posed a fire risk along lines near Tully in Far North Queensland.

A group of 15 goats was brought in for a trial and given an 8-12 week deadline to clean up “the toughest of weeds” in the overgrown area.

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