Pigs and chickens are non-ruminant, monogastric animals that digest food in one stomach, similar to humans. They are fed grains that digest easily, such as soybean meal for protein and corn for energy. More »

A pseudo-ruminant is an animal with a three-chamber stomach. Camels, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas belong to this group of animals. The extra stomach chambers are used to ferment the tough vegetable matter that makes up th... More »

As of December 2015, a detailed cow anatomy diagram with illustrations from Spurgeon's Color Atlas of Large Animal Anatomy is available from Shopanatomical.com. University of Kentucky's Agripedia website, the Animal Corn... More »

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Goats have one stomach, but unlike humans, their stomach features four separate compartments. The four parts of a goat's stomach are called the rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. More »

Amish farms can be a good place to buy chickens for those who care about how the animals are hatched and raised. On traditional Amish farms chickens are raised naturally and given no growth hormones as is the case with m... More »

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Thousands of animals eat grass, including horses, cows, sheep, goats, bison, buffalo, deer, zebras, elk, wildebeest, kangaroos, grasshoppers, chickens, wild turkeys and even some fish, according to What Eats. Grass is on... More »

Miniature livestock are much smaller versions of animals usually bred as livestock, such as cattle, chickens, sheep and horses. They are half to one-third the size of their more standard bred relatives and are largely gr... More »

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