The number of government-owned goats at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, according to an article from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service -- Veterinary Corps vital to Army for 107 years.
Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Neumann is an infantryman assigned to the 509th Infantry Regiment and serves as the farm manager for JRTC and Fort Polk.
“We have more than 30 goats, eight donkeys, geese, and a flock of chickens. These animals provide an additional layer of authenticity to the training scenarios,” he said. “They provide ambience to rotational unit Soldiers or can be used as obstacles blocking roadways.”