Goats have to commute, too. Two goats were spotted roaming on the above-ground N tracks near Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn Monday, and after about an hour, the MTA said it had to reroute southbound trains on the line so cops could safely catch them. The MTA says it called NYPD and Animal Control about the goats, who were on the tracks between the Fort Hamilton and New Utrecht stations, before 11 a.m. By 12:30 p.m., the goats were still on the tracks. They were surrounded. Transit officials tweeted a picture of the black and white goats, captioning it, "Two very baaaaaad boys." Southbound N trains were running on the D line from 36 Street to Coney Island as crews worked to corral them. 'Goat-a-Palooza': Herd of Hungry Goats Descend on Idaho Neighborhood It's not clear how the goats got on the tracks, nor where they came from, but it is the third recent incident in a nationwide goat-on-the-lam trend. First, more than 100 goats ran amok … [Read more...] about ‘Baaaaaad Boys’: 2 Goats Roam Tracks of NYC Subway
A youth whose grand champion steer and goat lost their competition titles thinks the livestock association countersuit against him is, well, a lot of bull.The Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo pulled the 2004 title from the steer because of an anti-inflammatory medication administered for a rash and from the goat because of something in its feed, the Houston Chronicle reports.Andrew Pier sued the association that runs the show, contending it banned the anti-inflammatory after he was assured by a show consultant that it was not against the rules, the story says. Pier wants $68,000 he would have gotten for the auction of his steer and $2,500 he would have gotten for the goat.The counterclaim says the show was deprived of a 7 percent take of auction proceeds because of Pier’s actions. The action appears to have gotten Pier’s goat.“I was very surprised and not very happy,” he told the newspaper. … [Read more...] about Almost-Grand Champion Owner Has Cow Over Competition Counterclaim
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 14, 2019, 5:13 PM GMT By Phil McCausland The llama population in the United States appears to be disappearing, as an agriculture census released last week found that the pack animals' numbers in the country have decreased dramatically. There were nearly 145,000 llamas in the United States in 2002. By 2017, however, there were fewer than 40,000, according to the 2017 Census of Agriculture, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes every five years. The decline likely came as the llama market — once an industry that included high-rolling celebrities and athletes — quietly crashed, llama farmers, auctioneers and experts told NBC News. "You used to go to the major sales and shows, and people would come in these Class A motorhomes. These people owned manufacturing plants, their own jet planes, whatever," said Mark … [Read more...] about Agriculture census finds that llamas are disappearing. What happened?