What is the point of having various animals on a small farm?

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Question by Molly: What is the point of having various animals on a small farm?
Like cows, goats, sheep, donkeys etc… What do they bring to small farms? are they just good as pets?

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4 Responses to What is the point of having various animals on a small farm?

  1. cows and goats are milk and meat.donkeys idk i guess pets.i dont think people eat them atleast not in usa.

    February 27, 2014 at 4:44 pm

  2. Cows, goats, sheep, pigs, hens,ducks….I had all of those growing up. A lot of them can bringing a lot of food and money. Though never kept them as pets. We had them for growing and getting meat and dairy even had an ox before we got a tractor for tilling the garden.

    February 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm

  3. No they’re not only good as pets. I think it has something to do with diversification and ensuring a steady stream of income.

    February 27, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  4. Most animals have some use. Cows can be good for milk as well as meat. Goats are also used for milk and meat, but some breeds are used for wool. Sheep can be meat, but are usually kept for their wool. Donkey can do some work. Many of the animals are bred, so the offspring can be sold.
    Some people just like some manias and like to have them around. they might not be ‘useful’ or used for what they could be, but are just kept as pets.
    Some animals are used for showing and breeding. Donkeys might be shown, could pull a cart and be bred.

    Kate M
    February 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

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