No Goat Left Behind

{image courtesy of Heritage Foods USA}

Goat cheese is delicious – creamy and tangy, it’s perfect in an omelette, on a salad, or with some roasted beets. And goats themselves are the funniest little creatures. They have dynamic personalities and, as pack animals, they’re incredibly social. I spent some time with a herd of goats during my farm women research up at Cross Island Farms on the Thousand Islands. That fall day, the herd was checking out two new additions to their family:


As the women were trying to size-up their new sisters, the billies were off in a neighboring field mowing down some unruly brush. Dani chose to keep her billies to use as future agri-tourism for the farm. She envisioned them pulling wagons, accompanying children on farm tours, and aiding in the upkeep of their fields.

However, most dairy farms don’t have the capacity to keep their billies, so the males are culled at birth. Heritage Foods USA has a solution to the problem of billies on dairies that would not only give dairy farmers a fair price for their male goats, but it would also extend the market for undervalued goat meat. Check out the video below with the wonderful Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers here in NYC as she introduces “No Goat Left Behind,” Heritage Foods’ cleverly named goat program which begins in Goatober.

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2 Comments on “No Goat Left Behind”

  1. Bob Linden says:

    When did killing become so casual for you? How does this happen to a woman’s heart, that she wishes to profit from murder? Do you not feel guilt or remorse – even for those women who will get cancer from your product? You call them” boys” and “girls”, and plot their torturous death. Do you not recognize the cruelty of your behavior – or does money make it all right? You and your cheese and your meat are all very sad. Do you ever shed tears for the misery you choose to cause?.


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