pig with football
Are you team pig?

Sure, broncos are great. They are a defining part of the American West. They are fierce and untamed. And ok, yeah, they're the mascot of a great football team. Same goes for the seahawks. Also known as the osprey, they are the predators of the sky, cutting an ominous shape over head.  They, too, are the mascot of another great football team.

baby goat with football
Are you team goat?


Everyone seems to be talking about those two animals lately in the run up to the Super Bowl. But how about we talk about a couple of animals that are helping poor farming families lift themselves out of poverty: goats and pigs.

Goats are amazing. They're incredibly versatile and can live in virtually any climate. They can supply up to a ton of milk a year, and here's a fun fact for ya: they discovered coffee beans! That's hard to top.

But yet...

Pigs give goats a run for their money. A healthy sow can have up to 16 piglets compared to a goat's twins or triplets. They need very little room to thrive and the best part? Pigs are smarter than dogs.

So this year, before you sit down with your friends and family to snack on some amazing foods and watch the Super Bowl (or the commercials, we're not here to judge) we want you to do one thing for us: pick your team for the Heifer Bowl!

Unlike the Super Bowl, your vote actually affects the outcome of our game, and it can affect a struggling family a world away.

So, which are you? Team Goat? Team Pig? Take a minute to share your favorite over on Facebook. Check out the Heifer Facebook page where you'll be able to find our graphics to post on your wall.

And after you vote, take a minute to give a share of your favorite animal to someone in need. 

We’ll announce the winner on Monday while one of those other animal teams are out doing victory laps.

Share your team on Facebook now.

 

Author

Annie Bergman

Bergman is a Global Communications Manager for Heifer and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo in her six years at Heifer. Bergman received her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma and a master’s degree in Australian Aboriginal Studies from the University of Melbourne in Australia. Her hobbies include hiking, golfing, cooking, reading and walking her dogs.