It turns out lady goats go gaga over males'
hairy stench! This smell may be pretty repulsive to us humans but
researchers at the University of Tokyo say that this particular
pheromone activates the central reproductive axis in female goats.
They found that this pheromone released by male goats' head skin has
the power to turnon a hormone in the female goats' brains that govern
the reproductive endocrine system. They say that this new knowledge
may one day help farmers to more precisely control the reproduction of
their herds. And they say that it's likely this type of pheromonal effect is
present in other livestock and maybe even humans.