Australia hosted an auction in which the most expensive goats in the world were sold, the price of which reached 21,000 dollars, breaking the previously recorded record.
The “Marrakesh” goat broke the previous record of $ 12,000, and the buyer, Andrew Moseley, who bought the goats, described the goats as “elegant”, according to what was published by the Russian “Sputnik” agency.
What impressed him about the goats, Moseley said, was that they appeared to be in excellent health, enabling him to produce high-quality goats.
It is noteworthy that Moseley had previously owned the most expensive goats in Australia, with an amount of up to 9 thousand dollars, and he had used since his childhood in western New South Wales, to raise wild goats and sell them for 5 dollars, when he was a boy, according to what the British newspaper “The Guardian” reported..
He said the fact that there are so many fewer wild goats left partly explains why the price of goats like “Marrakesh” is so high.
In another context, and to prevent mating relationships that lead to birth defects and other problems caused by inbreeding, a goat farm in Shanghai decided to develop a facial recognition system for goats. (AsiaWire).
The cameras are specifically designed to learn about goats’ facial characteristics, as well as their behaviour, exercise patterns, and even their body shape, according to the newspaper. South China Morning Post.
The cameras will be able to recognize symptoms of disease such as stomatitis, the common name for contagious eczema, a viral disease of goats and sheep that causes scabs as well as blister dermatitis..
This farm has been using the technology since 2019 and plans to start using techniques to determine whether a goat is pregnant or not so that vets can prepare for birth.