In the Chinese lunar calendar, this is the Year of the Tiger.
But in Ontario agriculture, there’s no question: 2010 is the Year of the Goat.
Ontario farmers are catching up with the rest of the world by discovering the virtues of goats as livestock. Ottawa recently dedicated $700,000 to help improve goat genetics and management, which I write about in my Urban Cowboy column today in the Guelph Mercury.
Thanks to Kendra Keels of Ontario Goat for the photo below.