Animals are generally kept in barns and similar housing, with the exception of beef cattle, to protect the health and welfare of the animal.
Housing protects animals from predators, disease, and bad weather or extreme climate.
Housing makes breeding and birth less stressful, protects young animals and makes it easier for farmers to care for both healthy and sick animals.
Modern housing is well ventilated, warm, well-lighted, clean and scientifically designed for the specific needs of the animal.
Livestock Management Pay
Livestock production — which includes meat, milk and eggs — contributes 40% of global agricultural gross domestic product, provides income for more than 1.3 billion people and uses one-third of the world’s fresh water.
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