Sheep Clear Weeds at TEP Solar Array

Dec 25, 2022
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At Barrett Propane Prescott, we believe in sustainable and eco-friendly practices when it comes to managing solar arrays. In this article, we are excited to share with you an innovative solution we have implemented at the TEP Solar Array – employing sheep to clear weeds.

The Benefits of Sheep Grazing

Sheep grazing is not only a cost-effective alternative to traditional weed control methods but also offers numerous environmental advantages. These benefits include:

  • Eco-Friendly: By utilizing indigenous sheep breeds, we minimize the use of harmful chemicals, thus reducing our carbon footprint.
  • Natural Weed Control: Sheep have a natural inclination to consume various types of weeds, making them effective and efficient weed control agents.
  • Reduced Fire Risk: Regular grazing by sheep helps prevent the accumulation of dry vegetative material, reducing the risk of fire outbreaks.
  • Enhanced Biodiversity: Sheep grazing promotes the growth of diverse plant species by controlling invasive weeds, thereby creating a healthier ecosystem.
  • Visual Appeal: With their gentle presence, sheep add a picturesque element to the solar array while keeping the landscape well-maintained.

Sheep Breeds Used

At the TEP Solar Array, we have carefully selected specific sheep breeds known for their grazing capabilities and adaptability to the local environment. These breeds include:

  1. Blackbelly Barbados: Indigenous to the Caribbean, the Barbados sheep is hardy and resistant to parasites, making it an ideal choice for natural weed control.
  2. American Tunis: This medium-sized sheep breed is renowned for its foraging abilities, thriving in a variety of climates.
  3. Navajo-Churro: Originating from the Navajo People, the Navajo-Churro sheep are remarkable for their resilience, making them perfect for grazing in diverse landscapes.
  4. Jacob: Known for their striking appearance with multiple horns, Jacob sheep contribute to weed control while adding visual interest to the TEP Solar Array.

Managing the Sheep Grazing Process

Ensuring the success of the sheep grazing program requires careful management and supervision. At Barrett Propane Prescott, we have a dedicated team of experts who oversee various aspects, including:

  • Grazing Rotation: Our team establishes a rotational grazing system to prevent overgrazing in specific areas, promoting optimal grass regrowth.
  • Shepherd Care: Experienced shepherds are responsible for the well-being and health of the sheep, providing necessary vaccinations and monitoring their condition.
  • Boundary Protection: Fencing and other barriers ensure the sheep stay within designated grazing areas, protecting the solar array infrastructure.
  • Ecological Monitoring: Regular monitoring helps us assess the overall impact of sheep grazing on weed control and biodiversity enhancement.

The Future of Sustainable Weed Control

As businesses across industries strive towards more sustainable practices, the use of sheep for weed control at solar arrays presents an innovative solution. The success of the program at the TEP Solar Array underscores the potential of eco-friendly alternatives.

At Barrett Propane Prescott, we continue to explore new strategies and technologies to maximize the eco-efficiency of solar arrays. By integrating nature-driven approaches, we aim to lead the way in sustainable weed control and promote a greener future for our clients in the eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics industry.


Sheep grazing at the TEP Solar Array is a remarkable testament to the positive impact of nature-inspired weed control practices. As we prioritize sustainability, the collaboration between Barrett Propane Prescott and the sheep symbolizes a harmonious relationship between modern technology and the natural environment.

With our commitment to eco-friendly solutions, we are proud to offer the best weed control services with the help of our trusted sheep companions. Contact Barrett Propane Prescott today to learn more about our sustainable initiatives for your eCommerce & Shopping - Appliances & electronics needs.

Ofir Mizrahi
That's a brilliant idea! Not only does it save money, but it's also an environmentally friendly way to manage weeds. Kudos to Barrett Propane Prescott for implementing this innovative solution. Nature's weed whackers indeed! 🐑
Nov 11, 2023
Sharon Raggio
🐑 Nature's weed whackers!
Oct 14, 2023