This is part two of a question (link to Pre-Spaceflight alien agriculture part I: herbivores and grazers) last time I asked what would Agriculture look like for sentient herbivores, trying to figure out what it would be like. This time we are going to look at the other side of the coin.
As stated in the previous part, it is widely speculated that any intelligent species we meet will evolve from predators. Now the logic is pretty sound because meat has more energy to power bigger and better brains than your food, not to mention you have to outsmart your food while it’s trying to run away from you. Not to mention our intelligence took off when our ancestors gave meat a try, and then invented the first knives and spears specifically to get more of it. So crafty hunters becoming a civilization is to be expected.
But hunting animals for food and domesticating them for food are two very different things how would they produce food for a preindustrial civilization? How would they preserve their food? Would they attempt to diversify the animals they care for? What would the environment look like from their efforts to feed their civilization? So many questions that need to be addressed. This brings me to my question.
What would agriculture look like for a species of sentient carnivores?
edit: apparently I was not providing enough details and my question was closed so I decided to try and add clarifying details. First off the possibility was raised of carnivorous food which I will now say is perhaps the stupidest thing I ever heard in my life, because you then have to raise animals for your food to eat and most humans would rather farm the big plant eaters than going through the trouble of eating carnivores. Why raise chickens to fatten up the foxes for dinner, when it would be simpler and tastier to just eat the chicken? So for this experiment there are three wrungs on this alien farm food chain, the plants the livestock eat, the livestock, and the farmers and sheep/guard dog equivalents. Keep it simple.
The second was the question of environments, so this is what I came up with. The environment is fairly plant rich, like jungle or forests but there are seasonal variations. Up north you get snow storms and blizzards but closer to the equator, you get seasons of wet and dry, which brings to mind the question of how to store food for the tough times. I hope these new details are enough, so can we please reopen this question and please, please, please stop closing my questions that I work so hard on.