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Apparently this map produced by the USDA has!



You can read the full article on America's goat population here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/01/12/map-literally-every-goat-in-the-united-states/

 
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And that doesn't include the "undocumented" goats. The homestead with a goat or two, the suburban pets, or the small farmers like me that don't participate in USDA programs.
 
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Undocumented goats ! like without passport ? ..........I better stop there ,as there are too many jokes of a political nature more suited to the cider press I could make
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One day a friend and I were driving down the alleys in my 'hood, looking for useful detritus, when LO! We spotted a couple of stealth goats in a backyard. There are also rumors of stealth pigs - not pet pigs, but bacon on the hoof. Right here in downtown Phoenix. Too funny.
 
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In france there was a big row when it was descovered five allotment holders were secretly keeping a cow a real stealth cow gives me ideas that does .

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your tax dollars at work..............
 
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In some parts of Africa,  goats are a big deal.
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"No you may not marry my daughter. You don't own enough goats".
 
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There are programs where farm inspectors go around and spy on suspected farms to try to do an animal census. In recent years there was a chicken one here in response to concerns about bird flu. Even if you do not participate in USDA programs and don't tell anyone you're a farm, they'll peek at you.

I know because an acquaintance of mine was a chicken spy!
 
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Is that what they call in England a cock and bull story ?

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