Animal Husbandry

Animal husbandry refers to the branch of agriculture that is concerned with the animals that are raised for milk, meat, fibre, and other products. These things are made possible as many of these animals could be tamed.

Animals serve different purposes in farming. These purposes are:

  1. Dairy animals,
  2. Poultry animals,
  3. Meat producing animals,
  4. Animals used for transportation, and
  5. Animals used to fertilize the soil.

Here are some pictures of these animals:

Dairy, poultry and Meat

chicken
buffalo
turkey
goat
goose
rabbit
llama
cow
pig

Transportation

donkey
yak
horse
zebu
llama
cow

Fiber and Material Products

alpaca (fiber)
silkworm (silk)
yak (wool)
rabbit (fur)
pig (leather)
bees (honey and wax)

Soil fertilization

zebu
cow
goat

Farmers allow cattle to graze for their own food in fields of grass in a rotational basis. These animals spread their waste, fertilizing the field while they move. This is called intensive grazing.

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