Markets in everything: rentable goat edition

by on June 15, 2007 at 9:46 am in Economics | Permalink

His rentable herd of 270 Boer and Spanish goats has never been more in demand.

They are excellent at devouring unwanted foliage.  Thanks to Cris Sullivan for the pointer.

Brad DeLong June 15, 2007 at 11:04 am

Yeah, but what’s their impact on global warming? Isn’t cutting back the weeds with something sharp and letting them decompose in the soil a lot better for the environment than turning foliage into atmospheric carbon dioxide to run the metabolism of the goat?

Pigou would have taxed goats heavily, I’m just sayin’

Brad DeLong

Nick June 15, 2007 at 4:08 pm

http://cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=13039 – interesting pics of tree climbing goats in Morocco.

dearieme June 15, 2007 at 7:03 pm

What sort of pathetic Yankee goats are they that can be contained by that flimsy, low fence?

dearieme June 16, 2007 at 9:26 am

Ah, Andrew, maybe the fence looks low because the goats have chewed the top off it.

eloisa A June 16, 2007 at 1:40 pm

In Curitiba (Brazil) the Municipality owns a herd of sheep, whose role is to mown the lawn of the numerous parks in town with the carful guidance of a shepard (on the unicipality payroll).

aizheng June 20, 2007 at 5:59 am

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