You can find the following types of livestock on AgriMag
From cows to pigs, there is a wide range of livestock you could have on your farm. The type of animal you decide to farm with will depend on your skills, equipment, environment, and budget. You can find livestock for sale on AgriMag.
Cows are raised for their meat, milk, and hides and there are over 39 breeds of cattle to choose from in South Africa. You’ll need to consider your budget, environment, and the market requirements when you’re making a decision. Cattle breeds include Nguni, Brahman, and Bonsmara.
Cows have the cognitive ability to perform well in spatial learning tasks and they use their long-term memory to recall sources of good-quality food. They know the difference between familiar people and unfamiliar people and are adept in discriminate learning. Calves have a preference for the sound of their mother when compared to other cows and research shows that when calves are separated from their mothers, they experience a low mood. Cows are social animals and separation for brief periods causes them high levels of stress. You can find a range of cows for sale on AgriMag.
Goats are used for milk, meat, and their hides while their manure is also useful for farmers. Milk from goats is used to make cheese. Farming with goats is more affordable and easier than cattle. Goats have a varied diet and are usually raised as free-range animals. Generally, they eat shrubs, trees, and broad-leafed plants. They are intelligent, curious, and agile so they enjoy exploring their surroundings. They are capable of bonding and complex communication, and research shows that they attempt to communicate with humans in the same way dogs do. Diseases that affect goats include pneumonia, foot rot and parasites. If you’re interested in farming livestock, you can find goats for sale on AgriMag.
Pigs are farmed for their meat and hide. Their hair is also used as part of brushes. Pigs are intelligent animals that enjoy socialising with one another. They are fed soybean meal and corn while additional vitamins and minerals are included in their feed. There are over 300 pig breeds across the globe. Pig breeds available in South Africa include the Large White, Landrace, Duroc, and Chester White. Find pigs for sale on AgriMag and get your livestock farm off to a great start.
Sheep are used for meat and wool. Their wool is the most commonly used animal fibre and it is collected by shearing. Sheep graze on grass and eating short roughage and are also fed hay, protein, grains, and minerals. They need to be given feed that is specifically formulated for sheep as the presence of copper in their diet can be fatal. Sheep are flock animals, so they become stressed if they’re separated. Sheep can recognise familiar human faces and they are also capable of recognising various emotional states. Sheep can also learn their names. You’ll need the right equipment for this type of livestock farming, which includes fences and pens. You can find sheep for sale on AgriMag.
Poultry refers to a wide range of birds, including chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, and ostriches. These birds are farmed for their meat, eggs, and feathers. Chickens can be kept in small flocks where they forage outside during the day and are kept indoors at night. With a wide range of poultry for sale on AgriMag, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Horses are used for working purposes on farms. They’re also used in sports and ridden for leisure. Horses can also be used in therapy. Horses have a lifespan of 25 to 30 years old and here are over 300 breeds of horses across the globe. Horses carry out cognitive tasks daily and have spatial discrimination and problem-solving capabilities. They are social animals who form bonds with the members of their herd.
Now that you know more about the different types of livestock, you can decide which types of animals you want on your farm. Find animals for sale on AgriMag.