Livestock refers to a variety of animals that are used for a variety of purposes from food production to labor.
Cattle are one of the most commonly farmed animals, providing high-quality meat and dairy products. Elk and reindeer are both raised for their meat, hides and antlers. Bison is an important source of sustenance due to its leaner meat than cows and its hardy nature.
Horses are used for transportation, racing and recreation, while deer are widely hunted for sport or food in many cultures around the world.
Sheep and goats provide milk, wool and hide for various uses. Swine provide not only pork but also lard as well as other byproducts like leather.
Poultry includes chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks, which are all raised for their eggs or meat production.
Llamas and alpacas play an important role in South American culture and their fur is highly prized around the world.
There is also a large demand for live fish such as tilapia or crawfish which can be raised in farms or ponds for sale or consumption.
Finally, foundation herds (such as dairy producing cattle) and their offspring form an integral part of livestock management in many regions around the world.
As livestock provides humanity with sustenance in terms of food as well as labor it is essential that they are taken care of properly through proper husbandry practices such as providing adequate shelter, nutrition, health care, and humane treatment throughout their lives so that they may lead long healthy lives full of productivity to benefit us all!