Farm Animals – Mammals, Birds, and Insects for Agriculture

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Animals naturally should be in the wild; however some species are kept on a farm for several reasons.

Farm animals exist for purposes like their produce, meat, or labor. For hundreds of years, man has developed a fantastic relationship with specific animals and have become the caretaker of these creatures throughout their life.

In return they take the produce, such as eggs from poultry and milk from cattle.

List of different types of farm animals

Farm Animals

Table of Contents

Mammals

  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Pigs
  • Cattle
  • Zebu
  • Donkeys
  • Water buffaloes
  • Dromedary camel
  • Horse
  • Yak
  • Domestic Bactrian camel
  • Llama
  • Alpaca
  • Gayal
  • Bali cattle
  • Domestic rabbit
  • Addax
  • Bison
  • Deer
  • Eland
  • Elk
  • Guinea pig
  • Greater kudu
  • Mule
  • Moose
  • Muskox
  • Reindeer

Birds

  • Chicken
  • Domestic duck
  • Domestic goose
  • Domestic guineafowl
  • Domestic muscovy duck
  • Domestic turkey
  • Emu
  • Egyptian goose
  • Indian peafowl
  • Mute swan
  • Ostrich
  • Partridge
  • Small-billed tinamou
  • Pigeon
  • Quail
  • Edible-nest swiftlet
  • Grey francolin
  • Guineafowl
  • Common pheasant
  • Golden pheasant

Insects

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Silkworms
  • Lac insects
  • Cochineal
  • Waxworms
  • Crickets

Not all farm animals are rared for consumption purposes.

While some are primarily rared for the raw materials they produce (such as wax, silk, and wool), others serve multiple purposes like providing raw materials, working like beasts of burden, and serving as food eventually.

Animal farming is one of man’s oldest means of livelihood, and farm animals have become more accessible today as more individuals are beginning to invest in them.

Indeed, raring farm animals is a profitable business because there is an ever-increasing demand for them and their produce.

This makes animal farming one of the most recession-proof industries with a high guaranteed return on investment depending on how skilled the farmer is raring his animals.

Apart from knowing about illnesses that may cause the death of animals, and how breeding the wrong species which may lead to a loss instead of profits, it is essential to gain adequate knowledge about the trade of animal farming before venturing into it.

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