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.

1 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

2 Nick June 15, 2007 at 4:08 pm – interesting pics of tree climbing goats in Morocco.

3 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?

4 dearieme June 16, 2007 at 9:26 am

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

5 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).

6 aizheng June 20, 2007 at 5:59 am

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