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 »

Many parasites affect farm animals and livestock, and they can be of both internal and external varieties. Among internal species, Meat and Livestock Australia lists various worms, protozoa and flukes as invasive parasit... More »

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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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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During 2014, the herd and flock sizes of cows, pigs and chickens all decreased, leading to a shortage of animal proteins and increasing prices for cattle, which are hardest to replace. The impact was lessened in pigs as ... More »

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