Goats are horned mammals belonging to the Capra genus and are often used for farming purposes. Domestic goats are primarily kept for milk production, but have also been used for meat, fur, and skins across much of the world. Goats are one of the oldest animal species domesticated by man.
Bison, also commonly known as buffalo, are nomadic grazing herbivores and the largest surviving terrestrial mammals in North America and Europe. Once a symbol for the American Great Plains, vast herds of bison provided food, clothing and tools for the native people of the prairies. After being hunted to near extinction by settlers, the majority of bison today are raised in captivity as livestock.
Uses: Meat, hide, wool, dairy
Scientific Name: Bison bison
Bison | Buffalo side elevation (standing), front, back, side (laying down)
Gazelles are medium-sized antelopes known for their ringed horns and swift running speeds that can reach up to 40 mph | 64 km/h. Living in large herds of several hundred, gazelles graze in wide-open plains in search of grasses, shoots, and leaves.
Sheep are stocky ruminant mammals of the Ovis genus. Sheep are known for their undercoats of fine wool which has led to them being domesticated for their fleeces. Sheep are seen as fundamental farming animals throughout the world and have a core livestock for many civilizations. A male sheep is referred to as a ram while a female is known as an ewe.
Dairy cows are a type of cattle cow bred specifically for the production of greater quantities of milk used to make a range of common dairy products from cheeses, to yogurts, butters, ice cream, and sour cream. Increasingly specialized from beef cattle, dairy cows are raised in herds on dairy farms where they will spend between 2-4 years producing milk before being marketed for beef. Cattle are farmed for a variety of human products that include milk and beef, but also include leathers, fats, gelatins, and medicinal bi-products.
Knickers is an oversized Holstein steer in Western Australia that gained internet fame for its impressive size. Standing at 6’4” | 1.93 m and weighing an estimated 2,800 pounds | 1,270 kg, Knickers’ size is emphasized by his proximity to surrounding Wagyu cattle that average 4.5’ | 1.37 m tall.
Uses: Milk, meat (beef), leather, gelatin, medical products
Scientific Name: Bos taurus
Diary Cow standing side elevation, side (male farmer), front, side (laying down)