Questions tagged [livestock]

For questions that have to do with livestock, or the keeping and raising of farm animals for their resources. Questions may include livestock of other life forms as well.

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How would flight factor into shepherding for Aarakocra (birdfolk, basically)?

So, my setting, as of now, is a singular supercontinent, with a large mountain system running across one of its sides, basically the fantasy equivalent of the Andes. On paper this (or at least its ...
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19th century-like transportation without horses?

So, let’s say, hypothetically A NUCLEAR WAR KICKS OFF DUE TO PROLONGED INTERNATIONAL TENSION, AND TURNS THE EARTH INTO A BLEAK, HOSTILE WASTELAND. Now, let’s flash forward 197 years, to 2259. By now, ...
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How can existing methods of plumping, genetic modification, and gmo feeding be altered to accommodate the need for plumper, meatier human food stock?

I am an orc warboss called "The Beast" who has invaded earth and enslaved humanity. You humies are a worthless sprcies that have accomplished nothing of note in your civilizations throughout history. ...
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What kind of animals can be raised like cows?

Looking for animals specifically used for meat. They must be able to be kept in way that that cows can be, That could mean in a pen with corn or in a pasture with just a tall fence. Edit: I know ...
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Best mythical creature to use as livestock? [closed]

Imagine a world where all the magical and fantastical creatures that exist in mythology or folklore actually exist. Everything from dragons, griffins, goblins, harpies, trolls, etc. - they can taken ...
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What changes to the livestock industry would slowly evolve the animals to become a threat to humanity?

We, humans, hold a lot of livestock. 19 billion in chickens alone. Cattle, sheep and pigs each also number over 1 billion. Currently these animals cannot evolve freely; they are selected on certain ...
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Farm animal rebellion

George Orwell published in 1945 his famous novel Animal Farm. In this novel, the animals of "The Manor Farm" decide to revolt and manage to take over the farm. However, the rebellion remains inside ...
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Would a 'silk road' type caravan butcher and prepare livestock en route?

My world geographically separates agrarian from urban centers. A large caravan (hundreds of different 'farmers') travels to the cities every harvest, to sell their goods. The caravan is over a month ...
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What is a viable method to produce food within a volcano caldera?

I'm making a medieval settlement of humans that reside very close to a volcano (and maybe venture into the caves surrounding the volcano), to the point of living in the caldera itself. The humans are ...
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In obligate carnivores, can I have animal husbandry (livestock-keeping) without farming ever developing?

This is a world without humans (so no problems with competition for space, etc.), and where the apex species is a quadruped obligate carnivore with an intelligence roughly on par with that of humans ...
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Logistics of high-quality lifestock delivery for alien megacity?

Essentially all the members of an alien species live within a single relatively sparsely inhabited megacity. The city has a surface area of about 30,000km². The species happens to be almost ...
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What would a society of carnivores be like?

Suppose a species of carnivores had evolved to the point of human-like sapience. How different would their society be in comparison to human society, in terms of agriculture (if any), food production,...
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How can we live off of all the food [closed]

Just today, I noticed I had some hotdog buns in my fridge that I had left over from the hogdogs I previously ate. You know, the two extra right? Well it's been 2 months since and I forgot buns so I ...
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If thunderbirds were real, how would it affect shepherds and ranchers?

My Magic System All of this stuff about my magic system is actually necessary, because I know no-one reads links provided to them and because there is magic in my world. Brief Overview of Magic ...
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How would a human livestock facility run by aliens operate?

The older man looked at the younger one. He took a deep breath and began to tell his tale, just like he was told before when he himself was that young. I've been here way longer than you, let me ...
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Farming in Space: SHEEP

I have got a big rotating space station (radius is 5 km and length is 30 km) which provides its occupants the luxury of full terran gravity and atmosphere. The biggest part of the cylinder's inner ...