Livestock are domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labor and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool. The term is sometimes used to refer solely to those that are bred for consumption, while other times it refers only to farmed ruminants, such as cattle and goats.
Yes, you may become a successful elk farmer provided you have enough money to invest in starting and operating a farm, and are willing to spend a lot of time and energy to learn about ALL the aspects of elk farming, i.e., business, production, animal management and health, and marketing.
Why have Guinea Pigs at Odds Farm Park? They are very cute animals to watch and children shouldn’t miss them on their day out. Are there special breeds of Guinea Pigs at Odds Farm Park? The British Cavy Council oversees all the breeding associations and is responsible for setting the standard for each Guinea Pig breed.
In this section of Animal Corner we are featuring just some of the animals that reside on the farm. You can find lots of interesting animal information about your favourite farm animals. You can discover and learn what life is like on the farm for sheep, pigs, cows, goats, ducks, llamas, chickens and horses.
However llamas and alpacas can be crossbred and the resulting animals are called huarizo. The closest living relative to the alpaca is the Vicuña (Vicugna vicugna), a species native to the high alpine areas of the Andes. A baby alpaca is called a cria and weights just 6-8kg at birth after an 11 month gestation.
A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (jack) and a female horse (mare). Horses and donkeys are different species, with different numbers of chromosomes. Of the two F1 hybrids (first generation hybrids) between these two species, a mule is easier to obtain than a hinny, which is the offspring of a female donkey (jenny) and a male horse (stallion).
The young pigs – Four pigs who complain about Napoleon's takeover of the farm but are quickly silenced and later executed, the first animals killed in Napoleon's farm purge. Based on the Great Purge of Grigori Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev, Nikolai Bukharin, and Alexei Rykov.
The zebu is a species of cattle that is native to the jungles of South Asia and the Zebu is the only cattle species that can easily adapt to life in the hot tropics. The zebu is also known as the humped cattle as the zebu has a very distinctive hump on its upper back, located behind the head and neck of the zebu.