Quiz: How Many Breeds of Livestock Can You Identify?
How Many Breeds of Livestock Can You Identify?
By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Livestock are domesticated animals which are raised in an agricultural setting either for producing labor or products including milk, leather, eggs, wool, meat and fur. Traditionally these animals have been bred in almost every society as an alternative food source and also an item for trading. 

 While most people think of different types of cattle, chickens, turkey, goats and sheep (all of which are domesticated) when they hear the word livestock, the broader category also includes alpaca - used for their meat and fur, bison - whose skin is used to make leather, camels - which are used as pack animals, and water buffaloes which are draft animals. Livestock can also include animals which are semi-domesticated and wild animals held in captivity.

If you go by what is eaten, in Texas a wide variety of critters can be called livestock ... but that's a subject for another quiz!

How many breeds of livestock do you think you will be able to identify if you were given images of them? Is there a particular type of livestock you know better than the others? If you would like to know the answers to those questions and more, then this is the quiz you need to take. 

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