Livestock

1st June 2020

For the next three weeks, we’ll be sharing everything there is to know about livestock! Livestock are commonly known as farm animals who are raised to generate a profit.

Farmers need to work hard to make sure that the food they produce is of a high standard. It needs to be edible, so crops and animals need to be kept healthy and disease-free. Many supermarkets also have standards about the way certain fruits and vegetables need to look before they will sell them.

Livestock and farm animals, with the exception of poultry and fish, are mainly cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys, and mules.

Pigs

Pigs love nothing more than finding a big muddy puddle and rolling and splashing in it (and unlike us, they don’t wear wellies!) They don’t just roll and splash for fun, they do it to keep cool and the mud acts as a sunscreen.

Pig information sheets

Pig activities

Ladies in Pigs – Pig Issue Part 1

Ladies in Pigs – Pig Issue P2 Recipes

Ladies in Pigs – Pig Issue P3 Recipes 

Ladies in Pigs – Pig Issue Part 4

Pig Facts

Pork cuts, UK pork and much more

The Red Tractor Scheme

Everything but the oink…

Farm animal worded problems

Make Your Own Sausages

Make Your Own Scotch Eggs

Make Your Own Danish Meatballs – Frikadeller

 

Sheep

Blankets, jumpers and hats can be made out of wool and wool comes straight off a sheep’s back! Learn how wool is gathered and what a sheep looks like after it’s sheared.

Come back daily for new activities:

Sheep breeds Part 1

Sheep breeds Part 2

Sheep breeds Part 3

Sheep Facts Part 1

Sheep Facts Part 2

Lambing Essentials And Facts

Sheep And The Environment

Everything But The Baa

Lamb Cuts, Why UK Lamb And Much More….

Facts about Sheep Shearing

Sheep Tags

Test Your Sheep Knowledge

Test Your Sheep Knowledge – Answers

Sheep Word Search

Cook Your Own Lamb Kebabs

Bake Your Own Lamb and Piggy Cup Cakes

 

Cattle

When we talk about cows, it can actually be a little confusing. The technical name for this type of animal is cattle. Young cattle are called calves until they become adults. There are over 800 breeds of cattle worldwide.  Some breeds are known as ‘dual purpose’ because they can be dairy or beef, however, most herds tend to be one or the other.

Cattle breeds Part 1

Cattle breeds Part 2

Cow Information Sheets

Cattle Feed and Housing

Beef Cuts, Why Buy UK Beef and Much More

British Food Fortnight – Beef Fact Sheet

Everything But The Moo…

Journey of Beef- Farm to Fork

Cattle Tags and Passport

Did You Know

Fill in the Missing Word

Cattle – True or False

Cook Your Own – Beef and Mushroom Burgers

Cook Your Own Cottage Pie

 

Goats

Humans and goats have enjoyed a close relationship for thousands of years – they were one of the first animals to be tamed by humans! There are about 1 billion goats worldwide and more people in the world drink goat milk than the milk of any other species.

Goat Breeds

Goat Information Sheets

Pygmy Goats

All About Goat Kids!

Goat Digestive System

Monach Farm – Goats Milk Facts

Goat Quiz

Goat Wordsearch

Goat Anagram

Goat Cut Out Mask

 

Alpacas

Alpacas originate from west-central South America. They are very friendly animals, raised for their wool

Alpaca Information Sheets

Alpacas Breeds

Alpaca Quiz

Alpaca verses Llamas

Colour me in Alpaca

Famous for fur!!!

Make a Goat or Alpaca corner bookmark