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Write An Essay, Win A Mortgage-Free Goat Cheese Farm With 85 Goats In Alabama

If there are two things we’ve discovered people really and truly go bonkers for, it’s writing competitions that reap rewards of property for the winner and goats performing jobs. Those two topics have come together in the story of an Alabama couple holding an essay-writing contest to decide who will win their fully functional, mortgage-free goat cheese farm — including its resident goat population of 85. [More]

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Portland Airport Hires 40 Goats And One Llama To Do Some Landscaping Work

You know what’s not fun for a human? Pulling scratchy thistles other invasive plants. You know what’s totally awesome for a goat? Eating scratchy thistles and other invasive plants. The Portland Airport has caught on to the obvious solution to its airfield landscaping needs, hiring 40 goats and a lone llama to munch away at the plants encroaching on runway space. [More]

Repair Shop Saves Brett-Favre-Themed Goat From Certain Slaughter

Repair Shop Saves Brett-Favre-Themed Goat From Certain Slaughter

It’s lucky for a Brett-Favre-themed goat that the car broke down, otherwise he’d have probably been slaughtered, says the Winona Daily News. A woman driving a Chevy Malibu came into the Winona, MN Tires Plus last Friday asking if they could replace a belt. She then informed the employees that there was a live goat in the trunk that she planned to slaughter later.

Country Of Origin Labeling Expanded To Chickens, Macadamia Nuts, And Goat Meat

Country Of Origin Labeling Expanded To Chickens, Macadamia Nuts, And Goat Meat

Ever wonder where your goat meat came from? No? Well several Senators did, so their chamber’s version of the farm bill extends country of origin labeling to chickens, macadamia nuts, and goat meat. The labels, which are already required for beef, pork, lamb, peanuts, fresh fruits, and vegetables, should appear by late next year.

The News: Sex, Goats and Self-Serve

The News: Sex, Goats and Self-Serve

• To turn around sales, Saks 5th to feature fewer fake goats in store. They made the loyal Park Ave goats jealous. [NYT]