Farm animals are animals that are domesticated for agricultural purposes. Raised for a variety of purposes serving human demands, farm animals are commonly used for commodities such as meat, leather, wool, and the production of milk, eggs, and other natural products. Keeping livestock has been a human activity across the world since humans transitioned to farming from hunter-gatherer lifestyles. Farm animals can be differentiated by dairy animals, poultry animals, and transportation animals.

What do farm animals eat?

Farm animals generally eat the hay and corn that is typically grown on the farm they live in. Farm animals also eat protein that is mainly made up of soy. Farm Animals may at times also be given animal feed which consists of two types – fodder and forage.

Can farm animals can be pastured together?

Farm animals that can be pastured together include chickens, goats, cattle, and pigs. Pasturing animals together is only possible when enough land and time are available and dedicated to the process. Although it is possible to pasture animals together most modern family systems are based on monoculture.

What does ‘free range’ mean for livestock?

The term ‘free range’ in livestock means that the livestock was given the space to range freely outdoors. The advantages of ‘free range’ for livestock include them having enough space for being outdoors and not being confined to indoor or tight spaces for prolonged periods of time.

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14-16 hands (56”-64” | 142-163 cm)
900-1000 lb | 408-454 kg
20 years (Typical)
Akhal-Teke
163.000
454.000
20.00
6900
3D
Akhal-Teke
Alpaca
137000
39"-46" | 99-117 cm
48"-84" | 122-213 cm
45-68 lb | 100-175 kg
15-25 years
Alpaca
117.000
213.000
175.000
25.00
137000
3D
Alpaca
60"-78" (5’-6’6”) | 1.52-1.98 m
79.0"-138.0" (6’7”-11’6”) | 2-3.5 m
660-2,200 lb | 300-1000 kg
15 years (wild), 25 years (captivity)
American Bison
198.000
350.000
1000.000
15.00
100000
3D
American Bison
14.75-15.5 hands (59”-62” | 150-158 cm)
900-1200 lb | 408-544 kg
25 years (Typical)
Andalusian Horse
158.000
544.000
25.00
19000
3D
Andalusian Horse
14-16 hands (56”-64” | 142-163 cm)
950-1250 lb | 431-567 kg
30 years (Typical)
Appaloosa Horse
163.000
567.000
30.00
17000
3D
Appaloosa Horse
14.25-15.25 hands (57”-61” | 145-155 cm)
800-1000 lb | 363-454 kg
25-30 years (Typical)
Arabian Horse
155.000
454.000
30.00
39000
3D
Arabian Horse
16-18 hands (64”-72” | 162-183 cm)
1800-2200 lb | 816-998 kg
20-25 years (Typical)
Clydesdale Horse
183.000
998.000
25.00
24000
3D
Clydesdale Horse
2.4”-3.5” | 6-9 cm
6”-10” | 15-25 cm
.6-1.5 lb | 250-700 g
1-2 years (wild); 2-3 years (captivity)
Common Rat
9.000
25.000
0.700
3.00
120000
3D
Common Rat
20”-38” | 51-97 cm
35”-71” | 90-180 cm
300-700 lb | 140-300 kg
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)
Domestic Pig
97.000
180.000
300.000
10.00
53000
3D
Domestic Pig
Donkey
119000
43”-57” | 109-145 cm
57”-76” | 145-193 cm
400-500 lb | 180-225 kg
25-40 years
Donkey
145.000
193.000
225.000
25.00
119000
3D
Donkey
7.5”-9” | 19-22.9 cm
11”-14” | 28-35.6 cm
4-5.5 lb | 1.8-2.5 kg
5-8 years (captivity)
Dutch Rabbit
22.900
35.600
2.500
8.00
6900
3D
Dutch Rabbit
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
14”-18” | 35.6-45.7 cm
9-10.5 lb | 4-4.75 kg
5-7 years (captivity)
English Lop
25.400
45.700
4.750
7.00
3800
3D
English Lop
14.5-17 hands (58”-68” | 147-173 cm)
1200-1400 lb | 544-635 kg
16 years (Typical)
Friesian Horse
173.000
635.000
16.00
38000
3D
Friesian Horse
Goat
432000
30.0" | 76 cm
39.0" | 99 cm
44-310 lbs | 19-140 kg
15-18 years
Goat
76.000
99.000
140.000
18.00
432000
3D
Goat
Groundhog
172000
8.7”-11” | 22-28 cm
16”-20” | 41-51 cm
5-13 lb | 2.3-5.9 kg
3-6 years (wild); 10-14 years (captivity)
Groundhog
28.000
51.000
5.900
14.00
172000
3D
Groundhog
13.5-15 hands (54”-60” | 137-152 cm)
800-1300 lb | 363-590 kg
25-30 years (Typical)
Haflinger Horse
152.000
590.000
30.00
5100
3D
Haflinger Horse
Hinny
36000
41.3”-57” | 105-145 cm
53.1”-72.8” | 135-185 cm
300-800 lb | 136-363 kg
30-40 years
Hinny
145.000
185.000
363.000
40.00
36000
3D
Hinny
62.0"-69.0" | 1.6-1.8 m
92.0"-103.0" | 2.3-2.6 m
1,400-2,000 lb | 635-907 kg
4-5 years (farm); 20 (natural)
Holstein Friesian Cattle
180.000
260.000
907.000
5.00
194000
3D
Holstein Friesian Cattle
1.2”-2” | 3-5 cm
2.5”-4” | 6.3-10.2 cm
1.4-1.6 oz | 40-45 g
1-2 years (wild); 2-5 years (captivity)
House Mouse
5.000
10.200
0.045
5.00
17000
3D
House Mouse
5”-6.5” | 12.7-16.5 cm
8”-10” | 20.3-25.4 cm
2.5-3.5 lb | 1.1-1.6 kg
7-9 years (captivity)
Lionhead Rabbit
16.500
25.400
1.600
9.00
21000
3D
Lionhead Rabbit
Llama
154000
67"-71" | 1.7-1.8 m
72"-78" | 1.8-2.0 m
290-440 lb | 130-200 kg
15-25 years
Llama
180.000
200.000
200.000
25.00
154000
3D
Llama
6”-7.5” | 15.2-19 cm
10.5”-12.5” | 26.7-31.8 cm
3-4.25 lb | 1.4-1.9 kg
9-10 years (captivity)
Mini Rex
19.000
31.800
1.900
10.00
5000
3D
Mini Rex
8.5-9.5 hands (34”-38” | 86-97 cm)
150-350 lb | 68-159 kg
25-35 years (Typical)
Miniature Horse
97.000
159.000
35.00
16000
3D
Miniature Horse
14”-20” | 36-51 cm
22”-32” | 56-130 cm
50-200 lb | 23-90 kg
5 years (typical); 12-18 years (captivity)
Miniature Pig
51.000
130.000
90.000
18.00
12000
3D
Miniature Pig
14-15.25 hands (56”-61” | 142-155 cm)
900-1100 lb | 408-499 kg
30 years (Typical)
Morgan Horse
155.000
499.000
30.00
15000
3D
Morgan Horse
Mule
309000
63”-78.7” | 160-200 cm
70.9”-86.6” | 180-220 cm
820-1,000 lb | 372-454 kg
30-40 years
Mule
200.000
220.000
454.000
40.00
309000
3D
Mule
5”-6” | 12.7-15.2 cm
7.5”-9” | 19-23 cm
2-2.5 lb | .9-1.1 kg
7-12 years (captivity)
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
15.200
23.000
1.100
12.00
15000
3D
Netherland Dwarf Rabbit
14.5-16 hands (58”-64” | 147-163 cm)
1000-1200 lb | 454-544 kg
31 years (Typical)
Paint Horse
163.000
544.000
31.00
16000
3D
Paint Horse
14-16 hands (56”-64” | 142-163 cm)
900-1250 lb | 408-567 kg
25-35 years (Typical)
Quarter Horse
163.000
567.000
35.00
26000
3D
Quarter Horse
Sheep
142000
46.0" | 117 cm
50.0" | 127 cm
80-400 lbs | 35-180 kg
10-12 years
Sheep
117.000
127.000
180.000
12.00
142000
3D
Sheep
7-11 hands (28”-44” | 71-112 cm)
400-450 lb | 181-204 kg
30 years (Typical)
Shetland Pony
112.000
204.000
30.00
21000
3D
Shetland Pony
16-19 hands (64”-76” | 163-193 cm)
1975-2425 lb | 900–1100 kg
24-28 years (Typical)
Shire Horse
193.000
1100.000
28.00
26000
3D
Shire Horse
15-17 hands (60”-68” | 152-173 cm)
900-1150 lb | 408-522 kg
25-30 years (Typical)
Thoroughbred
173.000
522.000
30.00
7500
3D
Thoroughbred
8”-11” | 20-28 cm
14”-19” | 36-48 cm
4-14 lb | 2-6 kg
2-4 years (wild); up to 6 years (captivity)
Virginia Opossum
28.000
48.000
6.000
6.00
8900
3D
Virginia Opossum
2’9”-3’ | 84-91 cm
5’6”-6’6” | 168-198 cm
450-750 lb | 204-340 kg
6-10 years (farm); 15-20 years (pet)
Yorkshire Pig
91.000
198.000
340.000
20.00
3500
3D
Yorkshire Pig
Zonkey
40000
45.3”-65” | 115-165 cm
53.1”-76.8” | 135-195 cm
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
15-25 years
Zonkey
165.000
195.000
318.000
25.00
40000
3D
Zonkey
Zony
15000
46.5”-53.1” | 118-135 cm
55.1”-66.9” | 140-170 cm
500-700 lb | 227-318 kg
15-25 years
Zony
135.000
170.000
318.000
25.00
15000
3D
Zony
Zorse
39000
57”-72.8” | 145-185 cm
76.8”-98.4” | 195-250 cm
507-1,000 lb | 230-454 kg
15-30 years
Zorse
185.000
250.000
454.000
30.00
39000
3D
Zorse
Clydesdale Horse
Dimensioned comparison drawing of the Clydesdale Horse compared to an average person

The Clydesdale Horse is a Scottish horse-drawn breed. This is known after its place of roots, the Clydesdale or the valley of the River Clyde, much of which is situated in the county of Lanarkshire. It is a large and strong animal, but not as heavy as it was in the past.

It is well-muscled and heavy, with an arched back, high withers, and a sloping head and with indistinguishable hooves and legs. It has historically been used for draught strength, both in agriculture and in road haulage. It is now primarily a carriage horse, so it can be ridden or guided in parades or processions.

Clydesdale Horses have a shoulder height of 16-18 hands (64”-72” | 162-183 cm), an overall weight in the range of 1800-2200 lb (816-998 kg) and a typical lifespan of 20-25 years. Clydesdale Horses have coat colors of bay with white blaze (common), black, chestnut, gray, pinto, and roan.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Clydesdale Horse
The Clydesdale Horse is a Scottish horse-drawn breed. This is known after its place of roots, the Clydesdale or the valley of the River Clyde, much of which is situated in the county of Lanarkshire. It is a large and strong animal, but not as heavy as it was in the past.

Clydesdale Horses have a shoulder height of 16-18 hands (64”-72” | 162-183 cm), an overall weight in the range of 1800-2200 lb (816-998 kg) and a typical lifespan of 20-25 years. Clydesdale Horses have coat colors of bay with white blaze (common), black, chestnut, gray, pinto, and roan.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Clydesdale Horse
Clydesdale Horse
Height:
16-18 hands (64”-72” | 162-183 cm)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
1800-2200 lb | 816-998 kg
Area:
Coat Colors
Bay with white blaze (common), black, chestnut, gray, pinto, roan
Scientific Name
Lifespan
20-25 years (Typical)

Drawings include:

Clydesdale Horse side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (running)

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House Mouse

The House Mouse, scientifically known as Mus musculus, is noted for living in close approximation to humans. As such, the House Mouse is considered as a pet due to its domestication, as a model animal for study due to its population and proximity, and as one of the most abundant pest organisms due to its infestation of buildings.

The House Mouse is territorial, mostly nocturnal, and an omnivore, often willing to eat anything it can find. It is also known to be able swimmers, climbers, and jumpers with support from its tail for orientation.

House Mice have a height of 1.2”-2” (3-5 cm), body length between 2.5”-4” (6.3-10.2 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 1.4-1.6 oz (40-45 g). The tail length of a House Mouse is 2”-4” (5-10 cm). House Mice have a typical lifespan of 1-2 years in the wild and between 2-5 years when raised in captivity.

Series of measured elevation illustrations of the House Mouse
The House Mouse, scientifically known as Mus musculus, is noted for living in close approximation to humans. As such, the House Mouse is considered as a pet due to its domestication, as a model animal for study due to its population and proximity, and as one of the most abundant pest organisms.

House Mice have a height of 1.2”-2” (3-5 cm), body length between 2.5”-4” (6.3-10.2 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 1.4-1.6 oz (40-45 g). The tail length of a House Mouse is 2”-4” (5-10 cm). House Mice have a typical lifespan of 1-2 years in the wild and between 2-5 years when raised in captivity.

Series of measured elevation illustrations of the House Mouse
House Mouse
Height:
1.2”-2” | 3-5 cm
Width:
Length:
2.5”-4” | 6.3-10.2 cm
Depth:
Weight:
1.4-1.6 oz | 40-45 g
Area:
Tail Length
2”-4” | 5-10 cm
Scientific Name
Mus musculus
Lifespan
1-2 years (wild); 2-5 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

House Mouse side elevation (standing), front (standing)

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Mule (Equus asinus × Equus caballus)
Scale illustration of an average Mule compared to a human

The Mule (Equus asinus x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are one of the most common working animals in the world and are the oldest known hybrid. They were likely first bred in what is now Turkey. Mules share a resemblance horses except for their long ears. Their skin is more resistant to the sun and rain than that of a horse. Mules typically eat grains, hay, and pasture. They have a lifespan of between 35 to 40 years. Mules are sterile due to the odd number of their chromosomes.

Mules have a shoulder height between 56”–68” (142-173 cm), overall standing height of 63”-78.7” (160-200 cm), and body length of 70.9”-86.6” (180-220 cm). The weight of a Mule is between 820-1,000 lb (372-454 kg). Mules have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Mule in various poses with dimensions
The Mule (Equus asinus x Equus caballus) is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse. They are one of the most common working animals in the world and are the oldest known hybrid. They were likely first bred in what is now Turkey. Mules share a resemblance horses except for their long ears.

Mules have a shoulder height between 56”–68” (142-173 cm), overall standing height of 63”-78.7” (160-200 cm), and body length of 70.9”-86.6” (180-220 cm). The weight of a Mule is between 820-1,000 lb (372-454 kg). Mules have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Collection of scaled drawings of Mule in various poses with dimensions
Mule (Equus asinus × Equus caballus)
Height:
63”-78.7” | 160-200 cm
Width:
Length:
70.9”-86.6” | 180-220 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
56”–68” | 142-173 cm
Weight:
820-1,000 lb | 372-454 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus asinus × Equus caballus
Lifespan
30-40 years

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Mule side elevation (assorted), front, back

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American Paint Horse
Scale illustration of an average American Paint Horse with dimensions for height and length compared to a human

The American Paint Horse is a horse breeding that combines the confirmative characteristics of a western stocking horse with a pinto pattern of colors of brown and white. Spots can have any shape or scale-like the Appaloosa Horse and can be found on part of the Paint Horse.

Thanks to its bright coloring, pleasant disposition, and flexibility, the paint horse is very popular. In fact, in some 40 countries around the world, the American Paint Horse Association has around 100,000 members. The Paint Horse is ideal for riders with all levels of experience. They compete as training horses and strong competition horses in different equestrian activities.

American Paint Horses have a shoulder height of 14.5-16 hands (58”-64” | 147-163 cm), an overall weight in the range of 1000-1200 lb (454-544 kg) and a typical lifespan of 31 years. American Paint Horses have a range of coat colors and patterns including blanket, few spot, flecked, leopard, mottled, overo, pintaloosa, sabino overo, tobiano, tovero, and varnish.

Collection of scaled drawings of the American Paint Horse in various poses
The American Paint Horse is a horse breeding that combines the confirmative characteristics of a western stocking horse with a pinto pattern of colors of brown and white. Spots can have any shape or scale-like the Appaloosa Horse and can be found on part of the Paint Horse.

American Paint Horses have a shoulder height of 14.5-16 hands (58”-64” | 147-163 cm), an overall weight in the range of 1000-1200 lb (454-544 kg) and a typical lifespan of 31 years. American Paint Horses have a range of coat colors and patterns including blanket, few spot, flecked, leopard, mottled, overo, pintaloosa, sabino overo, tobiano, tovero, and varnish.

Collection of scaled drawings of the American Paint Horse in various poses
American Paint Horse
Height:
14.5-16 hands (58”-64” | 147-163 cm)
Width:
Length:
Depth:
Weight:
1000-1200 lb | 454-544 kg
Area:
Coat Colors
Blanket, few spot, flecked, leopard, mottled, overo, pintaloosa, sabino overo, tobiano, tovero, varnish
Scientific Name
Lifespan
31 years (Typical)

Drawings include:

American Paint Horse side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (running)

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Hinny (Equus caballus × Equus asinus)
Comparison illustration of the size of a Hinny to a typical person

The Hinny (Equus caballus x Equus asinus) is the offspring of the male horse and the female donkey. They are smaller, have shorter ears, and are stronger than the mule. They can have the strength and size of a horse. Hinnies are often ranch animals in Brazil, Colombia, and Portugal and are often confused for a mule. They are less popular than the mule. A hinny has typically quieter and moves slower than a mule. They are herbivores and typically eat plants or hay. They have a lifespan of between 35 to 40 years and are sterile like the mule.

Hinnies have a shoulder height between 36”–48” (91-122 cm), overall standing height of 41.3”-57” (105-145 cm), and body length of 53.1”-72.8” (135-185 cm). The weight of a Hinny is between 300-800 lb (136-363 kg). Hinnies have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Series of dimensioned side elevation illustrations of the Hinny
The Hinny (Equus caballus x Equus asinus) is the offspring of the male horse and the female donkey. They are smaller, have shorter ears, and are stronger than the mule. They can have the strength and size of a horse. Hinnies are often ranch animals in Brazil, Colombia, and Portugal.

Hinnies have a shoulder height between 36”–48” (91-122 cm), overall standing height of 41.3”-57” (105-145 cm), and body length of 53.1”-72.8” (135-185 cm). The weight of a Hinny is between 300-800 lb (136-363 kg). Hinnies have a typical lifespan of 30-40 years.

Series of dimensioned side elevation illustrations of the Hinny
Hinny (Equus caballus × Equus asinus)
Height:
41.3”-57” | 105-145 cm
Width:
Length:
53.1”-72.8” | 135-185 cm
Depth:
Withers Height
36”–48” | 91-122 cm
Weight:
300-800 lb | 136-363 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Equus caballus × Equus asinus
Lifespan
30-40 years

Drawings include:

Hinny side elevation (assorted), front, back

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