Livestock (also of cattle) refers to one or more animals home reared in an agricultural setting to produce raw materials such as food, fibers and labor. The cattle term that referred to in this article does not include poultry or farmed fish, however the inclusion of these, especially birds, in the sense of livestock is common. Livestock are generally raised for subsistence or for profit. The raising of animals (animal husbandry) is an important component of modern agriculture. He has been practiced in many cultures since the transition to agriculture of hunters – gather lifestyles.
Cattle breeding has its origin in the transition from cultures communities agriculture settled rather than hunter-gatherer lifestyles. The animals are tamed when their breeding and living conditions are controlled by humans. Over time, the collective behaviour, life cycle, and the physiology of animals have changed radically. Many modern farm animals do not conform to life in nature. Dogs were domesticated in East Asia about 15,000 years ago, goats and sheep were domesticated around 8000 BCE in Asia. Swine or pigs were domesticated by 7000 BC in the Middle East and China.
The earliest evidence of horse domestication dates to around 4000 BC. Livestock is the breeding of animals for food or to sell. Some of these animals could be: cattle / dairy cows chickens goats pigs / pigs horses sheep there are other types of animals from cattle that cannot think. These are: donkeys, mules and rabbits. Bees are bred for honey. All kinds of fish bred in fish farms. Livestock gives us our meat, eggs and milk. We also use leather skins and hair of some animals for blankets, clothing, shoes and brushes. Some organs of cattle are used for medicines like insulin. Hooves and horns are used for buttons, combs, glue and knives. Manure from these animals will be used to make plants grow better.continue reading
When you talk about animal husbandry, we will include cattle, pigs / pigs, goats, sheep and horses. Dairy cows can be found in the area of the farm’s cows and chickens can be found in the page’s poultry. They separated because they are a large part of the livestock and it needed more space. We were surprised to see that the livestock is well planned. We did not know that the design of the farmers their herds of animals by deciding which features are good. To make it easier to understand, we will use an example. Let’s say that Ginny is the best cow farmer has because it is good family and has given birth to other large cows. The farmer will have the best things about Ginny and pair it up with Hector, del toro.
Hector will be elected because he has other qualities as a good family and good meat. The combination will make a calf that has qualities of Ginny and Hector. The farmer, may also have a pregnant cow with Ginny and the calf of Hector if Ginny has had its limit or free pregnant time needs. It’s selective breeding. There is a planning much more and thought in cattle production of what you never knew.
Agriculture in grazing livestock feed and give them food. When a farmer feeds his cattle, which is striving to give them to eat things that will help them to grow. Add vitamins, minerals, proteins and so animals stay healthy. Farmers determine how much of each ingredient cattle must have. Sometimes grains of cereals are added so that the cattle produces meat of better or more. The cattle have agencies that can take food from grazing and convert it into the protein you need. Depending on what type of livestock is, farmers give them places to live. Sometimes it’s in a building having its temperature controlled and sometimes is just a place where can come out of the rain.continue reading