What is Livestock

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Generally, the term “LIVESTOCK” is used in an extensive sense to cover all grown animals disregarding age, locating, or intention of breeding. Non-domesticated animals are kept out under this definition unless they are kept or raised in imprisonment. Domestic animals let in are large and small quadruple, poultry, insects (bees), and larvae of insects (silkworms).

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 In Western countries the category covers primarily cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys, and mules; other animals, such as buffalo, cow, oxen, llamas, or camels, may predominate in the agriculture of other areas.

The general name and scientific name of some Livestock are listed below.

General Name                                        Scientific Name

  • Cattle (Cow)                                                 Bos Taurus
  • Buffaloes                                             Bubalus bubalis
  • Sheep                                                  Ovis aries
  • Goats                                                   Capra aegagrus hircus
  • Pigs                                                     Sus
  • Chickens                                             Gallus gallus domesticus
  • Ducks                                                  Anatidae
  • Geese                                                  Anser
  • Turkeys                                               Meleagris
  • Pigeons and others Birds                    Columbidae
  • Horses                                                 Equus caballus
  • Asses                                                   Equidae
  • Mules                                                  Equus asinus
  • Camels                                                Camelus
  • Rabbits                                                Oryctolagus cuniculus
  • Bees                                                    Apis

Source: fao.org

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