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When Were Farm Animals Domesticated?

Sheep, goats and pigs were the first animals to be domesticated, about 9000 years ago. The earliest archaeological evidence of domestic pigs was found in eastern Turkey. Archaeology indicates that cattle were first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent about 8000 years ago. Evidence of domestic cattle was also found in Pakistan, from about 7000 years […]

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Endangered Livestock

Modern food production has changed agriculture drastically. It used to be that many different breeds were used on farms to produce meat, milk and eggs. Today, the breeds that produce maximum output are used to the exclusion of all others. In the United States, one breed of dairy cattle (the Holstein) produces almost all the […]

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How Smart Are Farm Animals?

Farm animals are actually pretty smart. They have strong likes and dislikes, complex hierarchies and the ability to show their mood through facial expressions. Cows form both lifelong friendships and lifelong grudges. They have strong family ties and have been known to walk for miles to track down their missing calves. Research has shown that […]

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Farm Animals as Pets

Keeping farm animals as pets can be fun and rewarding, but before you make a decide to add a farm animal to your family, there are some things to consider: It is important to learn how to handle and care for these animals before bringing one home. Information is available from breed clubs or societies, […]

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Animal Farming

Farm animals are a great blessing to the humanity. Horses, Cattle, Chickens, Sheep, Pigs, Turkeys, Dogs, Goats, Ducks, Geese are the farm animals. These are the domestic animals. When we hear about Farm House, we may remember George Orwell when he describes the solidarity of all four legged animals as a satire against humans who […]