For those with 3 and under females - you better not have an unspayed female barn cat. The rules say breeding females with that lovely "and/or" statement which would mean that it is the aggregate of females on the property.
You have 3 female dogs. One of which had pups 5 months ago and you have one of those pesky "leftovers" that everyone wants to have. One of the other females is bred already and the last one should be coming into heat soon, for the last time before she retires and you have a well thought out plan for an awesome litter. Someone calls from clear across the country saying that they would love to have that older pup since it is already housebroke and you have been working with it daily on its obedience. Since its a 15 hour trip one way and the buyer can't get the time off, he wants you to ship said pup using Katie Beckers awesome business "Move the Dog Transport". The money is wired, the trip is scheduled, and your daughter comes into the house with a tiny kitten- one of a litter of six that your barn cat had two weeks ago and hid in the loft.
Now what? Legally you have 4 breeding "FEMALES" (and that isn't even including your wife ) on site and you are selling a pup sight unseen other than via photos or videos over the internet. I suppose you could disavow owning the cat, but you had better hope that your darling daughter is no where around, or said cat either, when the inspectors come by. I think that if you had some a$$hat dem- I mean bureaucrat for an inspector, you would have a very hard time explaining yourself even if were a stray/feral or neighbors cat!
Instead of cat, insert Gerbil, fish?, rabbit, pet mice, etc... They included domesticated farm animals...does this mean chickens? So if you have a flock of chickens or a pair of ornamental ducks, would this too put you over the limit? How many here have more than one breed? I have 3 labs and a cocker. All females. I have both bought and shipped pups and adults via ground and air without the buyer seeing them a head of time. I had the breeder choose my pups for me based on the criteria I gave, and I got what I asked for.
Granted, for now anyway, since I have "working" dogs I am exempt, how long before the wording gets "tweaked" again to change that part of the deal? All these folks need is that foot in the door, and they aren't using battering rams to get it. They play on peoples emotions and sense to do whats right and exploit it and twist it to fit their needs. Heck, look at our government as a whole. No one notices a little change here, a little change there, until we are left standing there with shell shocked looks on our faces and wondering how we got to this point.