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They live on farms and provide us with milk, which is used to make dairy products like cheese, butter, yogurt and ice cream!

Cows might also be kept for their beef. Nowadays, farmers tend to either keep dairy cattle or beef cattle, rather than using the same cows for both.

Female cows are the ones that give milk, male cows are called bulls, and baby cows are called calves.


Goats are also commonly found on farms.

They can be milked just like cows can, and their milk can be used to make cheese, butter, yogurt and even soap.

A baby goat is cutely called a kid.

They were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans, and historians think they were being herded over 9,000 years ago!


The domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is a very widespread small ruminant species raised primarily for its wool, meat, milk and hides.

The species has been developed into a multitude of breeds, adapted to serve different purposes in diverse environments.

These range from the cold, wet highland areas of northern Europe to the arid areas of Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Sheep are primarily grazing animals, cropping pasture close to the ground.

They are raised in a wide range of production systems around the world, reflecting the prevailing environmental conditions and socio-economic context.


Farm animals include cows, sheep and goats etc.

We rear them for food, work, clothing, fertilizer, medicine and raw materials.

Many food products are derived from farm animals.

They are also called livestock.

They are also considered ‘production animals’, used for milk, cheese, milk, leather, wool, etc.