goats

O’Hare Airport employs 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey

· August 27, 2018

One of the world’s busiest airports is getting a manicure from some of the livestock industry’s best in grazing. The Chicago Department of Aviation recently welcomed the return of the grazing herd — comprised of a mix of 30 goats, sheep, and a donkey named Jackson — to manage natural vegetation at O’Hare International Airport. […]

Utah school farm attacked again; Stray dog may be to blame

· August 15, 2018

An urban school farm in Salt City Lake City, Utah has been attacked again by a canine, this time killing two of their baby alpacas. Roots Charter High School Director Tyler Bastian believes one stray dog is to blame for the incident. The alpacas had been purchased to help protect the sheep on the farm, […]

USDA: Japan to import U.S. sheep, goat after 14-year break

· July 16, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that Japan has finalized technical requirements that will allow U.S. sheep and goat exports into the country for the first time in more than 14 years. “This success is a direct result of USDA’s dedication to helping America’s farmers and ranchers keep and find new markets for […]

Pennsylvania crews rush to rescue goats stranded on bridge

· April 5, 2018

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania Turnpike crews, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation sprung into action to save two goats that got themselves into a tight spot — on a bridge beam beam eight inches wide and about 150 to 200 feet above the ground. Borrowing a crane from the DOT, both goats […]

Nothing says love on Valentine’s Day better than Goat-A-Gram

· February 14, 2018

Why send flowers and chocolates today, when you can send your love a Goat-A-Gram. For Valentine’s Day, Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is offering a new unique gift idea — goats. For $100, the owner will arrive at your doorstep with a pair of 8-month-old Nubian goats and a bouquet of flowers […]

Florida FFA student loses goat herd to dog attack

· December 20, 2017

A Florida FFA student is trying to rebuild her goat herd after a pack of dogs killed five of her goats and injured a sixth last week. Lauren Munson, a sophomore at Newsome High School, was hit with a tragic blow last week when she found all of her and her friend’s goats had been […]

New Shade Haven model provides relief for smaller herds

· November 20, 2017

Providing shade for smaller herds just became more affordable. Shade Haven, designer and manufacturer of mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications, has released a new smaller model for farms with smaller herds of cattle as well as goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas, and other livestock. “We are thrilled to offer a third portable shade […]

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