The Portsmouth City Council agreed Tuesday to allow the city staff to buy 10 goats to eat the grass at the Craney Island Landfill. It’s part of a pilot program, according to Dennis Bagley, Director of General Services.
The goat they’re interested in, the Boer Goat, tends to eat more grass. Bagley said the idea was mentioned as a joke during a meeting but an employee started doing research and found it was a viable idea for the property.
Right now, because of broken equipment, the city would have to pay someone $42,000 per year to cut the landfill grass. Each of the 10 goats will cost an estimated $70 and landfill employees will be used to look after the goats.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Well, I was going to commend them on such a creative and green idea. When the goats get fat, they can eat them in the event of a disaster. Oh... Then I saw where they'd be cutting grass for the City. neeeeever mind. You all can have the cooked goat while I suffer with my noodles and bread. It'd suddenly seem like a feast fit for royalty.
Nice way to save money tho... I wonder how much the Gov't could save by buying some goats? Not a baaaaaad idea!