Don't have a cow?

Check online with Arizona's Ag Department

Web technology has taken a turn into the worlds of ungulates and birds, as Arizona's Agriculture Department recently unveiled a Web site for advertising lost and found livestock.

The site affords users the ability to advertise various kinds of wayward animals, including:
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Swine
  • Goats
  • Horses
  • Emus and ostriches
  • Llamas and alpacas
  • Bison (buffalo)
  • Domestic deer
  • Domestic elk

The state agency emphasizes in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS on the Web site that the online service is intended only for farm animals, and not for household pets or poultry.

Well, excuse me, deer, we didn't want to get your goat. Incidentally, goats do perform double duty as household pets on many farms, as GCN can confirm from its personal experience in the agriculture sector.

'To ensure that an animal is returned to its rightful owner, you may be asked to provide ownership verification information such as vaccination history, photograph of your livestock, city and major cross streets where your livestock was lost, the date you last saw your livestock and any other information that may help in identifying your animal,' according to a notice on the agency's site.

The site's listings for today were limited to three found horses, one of which was set to be sold at auction.

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