FARM ANIMALS

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Cattle
Cows are usually kept on farms for their dairy products, meat and leather. In some countries they are however revered as religious animals so better inquire first on your all inclusive holidays Sharm el Sheikh or when you happen to visit India.

Coats differ between breeds.
Diets are herbivorous
Eyes are different in that cows have 2 different retinas which can only distinguish some colours but not green from red.
Sizes differ between breeds.

Breeds found around the world include:
Abondance for dairy and meat
Adamawa for dairy and meat
Ala Tau for dairy and meat
Albanian for dairy and meat
Anatolian Black for dairy and meat
Armorican for dairy
Arouquesa Cattle for meat
Aure et Saint-Girons for dairy, draught and meat
Barrosã Cattle for draught and meat
Belgian Blue for dairy and meat
Blonde d'Aquitaine for dairy and meat
Braunvieh for dairy and meat
British Friesian for dairy and meat
Buša cattle for dairy, draught and meat
Canadienne for dairy and meat
Carinthian Blondvieh for dairy, draught and meat
Charolais for meat
Droughtmaster for dairy and meat
Dexter for dairy and meat
Eastern Finncattle for dairy and meat
Ennstal Mountain Pied Cattle for draught and meat
Fleckvieh for dairy and drought
French Lowland Red Pied for dairy, and meat
French Simmental (Dairy/beef)
Gelbvieh for dairy, draught and meat
German Red Pied for dairy and meat
Gir for dairy and meat
Gloucester for dairy, draught and meat
Guzerat and Kankrej for draught and meat
Harz Red mountain cattle for dairy, draught and meat
Herens for dairy and meat
Hinterwald Cattle for dairy and meat
Holando-Argentino for dairy and meat
Hybridmaster for dairy and meat
Irish Moiled for dairy and meat
Jutland cattle for dairy and meat
Kostroma Cattle for dairy and meat
Kurgan for dairy and meat
Lourdais for dairy, draught and meat
Meuse-Rhine-Issel for dairy and meat
Milking Devon for dairy, draught and meat
Montbeliard Cattle for dairy and meat
Murboden Cattle for dairy, and meat
Normande Cattle for dairy and meat
Northern Finncattle for dairy, and meat
Pembroke cattle for dairy, and meat
Pie Rouge des Plaines Pied for dairy, and meat
Piedmontese for dairy and meat
Pinzgau Cattle for dairy and meat
Randall for dair, draught and meat
Red Poll for dairy and meat
Reina for dairy and meat
Salers for draught and meat
Shorthorn for dairy and meat
Simmental for dairy, draigjt and meat
South Devon for dairy and meat
Tarentaise for dairy and meat
Tharparkar for dairy and draught
Tyrolese Grey for dairy and meat
Vorderwald for dairy and meat
Welsh Black for dairy and meat
Western Finncattle for dairy and meat
Western Red Polled for dairy and meat
Zebu for dairy and meat
For dairy
Abigar
Agerolese
Alderney
Angeln
Aulie-Ata
Australian Friesian Sahiwal
Australian Milking Zebu
Ayrshire
Belgian Red
Blaarkop
Black Pied Dairy
Brown Swiss
Chinese black pied
Danish Red and variants
Dutch Belted
Évolène Cattle
Holstein
German Black Pied
Guernsey
Icelandic
Illawarra
Jersey
Kenana Kerry
Lineback
Milking Shorthorn
Murnau-Werdenfels
Red Holstein
Red Sindhi
Sahiwal
Swedish Red
Tux Cattle
Vechoor cow
Zebu
For meat
Aberdeen Angus
Adaptaur
Africangus
Amerifax
Angus
Aubrac
Asturian Mountain
Australian Lowline
Barzona
Beef Shorthorn
Beefmaker
Belgian Blue
Belmont Red
Belted Galloway
Balancer
Bazadais
Black Baldy
Black Hereford
Blonde d'Aquitaine
Blue Albion
Blue Grey
Bonsmara
Boran
Bos Taurus
Braford
Brahman
British White
BueLingo
Charolais
Chianina
Droughtmaster
Galloway
German Angus
Glan Cattle
Greyman Cattle
Hereford
Highland
Hungarian Grey
Indo-Brazilian
Limousin
Lincoln Red
Longhorn
Luing
Maine-Anjou cattle
Murray Grey
Mandalong Special
Original Braunvieh
Nelore
North Devon cattle - Devon/Devon Ruby/ Red Ruby
Poll Devon
Polled Hereford
Pustertal Pied
Queensland Miniature Borans
Red Angus
Romagnola
Senepol
Simford
Square Meater
South Devon
Square meater
Sussex cattle
Tasmanian Grey
Texas Longhorn
Traditional Hereford
Vaynol cattle
Wagyu
Wangus
Whitebred Shorthorn
White Fulani
White Park
Zebu

Goat

Goats
Diets are herbivorous.
Eyesight (peripheral and depth perception) is fantastic with horizontal slit-pupils and pale irises.
Horns are made of keratin, proteins and growing bone. These are for territoril dominance and self-protection.
Livestock values include meat, hair and milk.

Goat Breeds found around the world:
Alpine for dairy
Anglo-Nubian for dairy
Canarian goats for dairy
Golden Guernsey for dairy
Kinder for dairy
La Mancha for dairy
Nigerian, dwarf for dairy
Oberhasli for dairy
Rove for dairy
Saanen for dairy
Sable Saanen for dairy
Stiefelgeiss for dairy
Toggenburg for dairy
Angra for wool
Australian Cashmere for wool
Cashmere for wool
Nigora for wool
Pygora for wool
Boer for meat
Fainting for meat
GeneMaster for meat
Kalahari Red for meat
Kiko for meat
Pygmy for meat
Rove for meat
Savanna for meat
Spanish for meat
Stiefelgeiss for meat
Australian Miniature Goat as pets
Black Bengal for their skin
Nigerian Dwarf as pets
Pygmy as pets


Pigs

Coats are short and wiry.
Diets are omnivorous and pigs are known to eat almost anything.
Snout comes with pre-nasal bone and a cartilage disk in the tip – thus strengthening the nose for digging purposes.

Pig Breeds found around the world:
American guinea hog
American Landrace
American Yorkshire
Angeln Saddleback
Arapawa Island
Ba Xuyen
Bantu
Bazna
Beijing Black
Belarus Black Pied
Belgian Landrace
Bentheim Black Pied
Berkshire
Black Slavonian
Black Canarian
British Landrace
British Lop
Bulgarian White
Cantonese
Chester White
Czech Improved White
Danish Landrace
Dermantsi Pied
Duroc
Dutch Landrace
Fengjing
Finnish Landrance
French Landrace
German Landrace
Gloucestershire Old Spots
Grice
Guinea hog
Hampshire
Hante
Hereford
Hezuo
Iberian
Italian Landrace
Jinhua
Kele
Jeju Black
Krskopolje
Kunekune
Lacombe
Large Black
Large Black-white
Large White
Lithuanian Native
Leicoma
Mangalitsa
Meishan
Middle White
Minzhu
Mong Cai
Mukot
Mora Romagnola
Moura
Mulefoot
Neijiang
Ningxiang
Norwegian Landrace
Norwegian Yorkshire
Ossabaw Island
Oxford Sandy and Black
Philippine Native
Piétrain
Poland China
Red Wattle
Saddleback
Spots
Swabian-Hall
Swedish Landrace
Tamworth
Thuoc Nhieu
Tibetan
Tokyo-X
Turopolje
Vietnamese Potbelly
Welsh
Wessex Saddleback
West French White
Windsnyer
Wuzishan
Yanan

Sheep
Coat coloration varies according to breed with domestic sheep from dark brown to pure white.
Diets are herbivorous.
Hearing is excellent.
Livestock values include fleece and meat.
Sizes vary greatly depending on the breed. Males can weigh between 50 – 150kg and females between 50 – 100kg).
Teeth consist of 8 incisors in the lower jaw and nothing in the top.
Vision (peripheral) is excellent with horizontal slit-pupils.

Sheep Breeds found around the world:
Acipayam
Adal
Africana
Alai
Alcarreña
Algarve Churro
Alpines Steinschaf
Altay (Altai)
Ancon (Otter sheep)
Apennine
Arabi
Argentine Merino
Arles Merino
Afghan Arabi
Algerian Arabi
Arapawa Island
Armenian
Askanian
Awassi
Balkhi
Baluchi
Barbados Blackbelly
American Blackbelly
Basco-Béarnais
Bentheimer Landschaf
Bergamasca
Berichon du Cher
Beulah Speckled Face
Bibrik
Biellese
Blackhead Persian
Bleu du Maine
Bluefaced Leicester
Bond
Border Leicester
Boreray
Bovska
Braunes Bergschaf
Brazilian Somali
Brillenschaf
Brecknock Hill Cheviot
British Milk sheep
Bündner Oberland
Booroola Merino
California Red
California Variegated Mutant
Cameroon sheep
Campanian Barbary
Castlemilk Moorit
Cine Capari
Charmoise
Charollais
Cheviot
Chios
Cholistani
Churro
Cikta
Clun Forest
Coburger Fuchsschaf
Columbia
Comeback
Comisana
Coolalee
Coopworth
Cormo
Corriedale
Cotswold
Criollo
Dala Fur sheep
Dalesbred
Dagliç
Damani
Damara
Danish Landrace
Dartmoor
Debouillet
Delaine Merino
Derbyshire Gritstone
Deutsches Bergschaf (German Mountain sheep)
Devon Closewool
Devon Longwoolled
Dorper
Dorset
Dorset Down
Drysdale
Easycare
East Friesian (Ostfriesisches Milchschaf)
Elliottdale
English Leicester
Estonian Ruhnu \Exmoor Horn
Fabrianese
Faroes
Fat-tailed
Finnsheep (Finnish Landrace sheep)
Flanders Milk sheep (extinct breed)
French Alpine
Friesian Milk
Fuglestad
Fonthill Merino
Galway
Ganjia
Gansu Alpine Fine-wool
Gentile di Puglia
Geschecktes Bergschaf
Ghezel
Gotland sheep
Gotland Pelt
Gökçeada
Graue gehörnte Heidschnucke
Greyface Dartmoor
Grey Troender
Gromark
Groningen Milk (extinct breed)
Gulf Coast
Gute
Hampshire
Hampshire Down
Han
Hanzhong
Harnai
Hasht Nagri
Hazaragie
Hebridean
Heidschnucke
Herdwick
Herik
Hill Radnor
Hog Island
Hu
Icelandic sheep
Île-de-France
Inner Mongolian wool
Istrian milk
Jacob
Jezerskosolcavska
Juraschaf
Kachhi
Kajli
Kamakuyruk
Karacabey Merino
Karakul
Karayaka
Katahdin
Kerry Hill
Kivircik
Kooka
Krainer Steinschaf
Karagouniko
Landais
Langhe
Langzhou Large-tail Han
Lati
Latxa
Leineschaf (Leine sheep)
Leineschaf ursprünglicher Typ (Leine old type)
Leicester Longwool (Bakewells Longwool)
Lincoln
Lithuanian Black-Headed sheep
Llanwenog
Lleyn
Lohi
Long-Legged Zaïre
Lonk
Luzein
Maltese
Manchega
Manech
Manx Loaghtan
Masai
Massese
Merinizzata Italiana
Merino
Merino Mehraban, med wool
Merinofleischschaft
Merinolandschaf
Merino Longwool
Ming Black
Moghani
Montadale
Moorschnucke
Morada Nova
Moles
Navajo-Churro
Nellore
Nolana sheep
Norfolk Horn
North Ronaldsay
Norwegian Fur sheep
Old Norwegian
Orkney
Ossimi
Ouessant
Oula
Oxford
Pag Island
Pagliarola
Panama
Pedi Sheep
Pelibüey
Penistone
Perendale
Pinzirita
Pitt Island
Polwarth
Polypay
Portland
Priangan
Polish Heath
Poll Dorset
Poll Merino
Qashqai
Qiaoke
Qinghai Black Tibetan
Qinghai Semifinewool
Quadrella
Quanglin Large-Tail
Rabo Largo
Racka
Rambouillet
Rasa Aragonesa
Rauhwolliges Pommersches Landschaf
Red Engadine
Red Karaman
Rhönschaf
Rideau Arcott
Romanov
Romney sheep
Roslag
Rouge de l'Ouest
Rouge de Roussillon
Rough Fell
Royal White
Rya
Ryeland
Rygja
Sahel-type
Sakiz
SAMM (South Africa)
Santa Cruz
Santa Inês
Sardinian
Šar Mountain
Schoonebeker
Schwarzköpfiges Fleischschaf
Schwarzes Bergschaf
Scottish Blackface
Shetland
Shropshire
Sicilian Barbary
Skudde
Small-tail Han
Soay
Somali
Sonid
Sopravissana
South African Merino
South African mutton merino
South Devon
South Dorset
South Hampshire
South Suffolk
Southdown
South Wales Mountain
Spælsau
Spiegel
Strong Wool Merino
St. Croix (Virgin Island white)
Steigar
Steinschaf
Suffolk
Sumavska
Swaledale
Swedish Fur sheep
Swifter
Schweizer Schwarzbraunes Bergschaf
Schweizer Alpenschaf
Tan
Targhee
Tautra (extinct)
Teeswater
Texel
Thalli
Tiroler Steinschaf
Tong
Touabire
Tsurcana
Tukidale
Tunis
Tuj
Türkgeldi
Uda
Ujumqin
Ushant
Valais Blacknose
Van Rooy
Vendéen
Walachenschaf
Waldschaf
Wallis Country
Waziri
Weißes Bergschaf
Weiße gehörnte Heidschnucke
Weißköpfiges Fleischschaf
Welsh Hill Speckled Face
Welsh Mountain sheep
Badger Face Welsh Mountain sheep
Balwen Welsh Mountain sheep
Black Welsh Mountain sheep
Wensleydale
West African Dwarf
Whiteface Dartmoor
White Horned Heath sheep
White Karaman
White Suffolk
Whitefaced Woodland
Wiltipoll
Wiltshire Horn
Xalda
Xaxi Ardia
Xinjiang Finewool
Yankasa
Yemeni
Yemen White
Yiecheng
Yoroo
Yunnan Semifinewool
Zackel
Zaghawa
Zagoria
Zaian
Zakynthos
Zeeland Milk
Zel
Zelazna
Zemmour
Zeta Yellow
Zlatusha
Zoulay
Zwartbles

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