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Farm Animals Fact Files and Short Courses

You have chosen a career to follow and prepare for, now it’s time to learn more about the species (and breeds) you will work with. ​Follow the 3 easy steps to help you read and learn more about the various farm animal species, how to work with them, and how to gain experience, everything while having a huge amount of fun!

Definition of a Farm Animal

Farm animal means any domesticated species which are normally and have historically, been kept and raised on farms, and some used or intended for use as food or fiber, or for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or for production efficiency.

Although this section groups animals that can be found on a farm, they can also be found under various other Groups (mammals, birds etc) on this website.

List of different Species

The following species are classified as farm animals, or animals which are bred to produce offspring for human consumption:

  • Alpaca
  • Cattle
  • Chicken
  • Donkey
  • Duck
  • Goat
  • Goose
  • Horse
  • Pig
  • Sheep
  • Swan

You may contribute to this Page by clicking on the red beetle, or find the beetle on the specific species Pages you want to contribute to.


Join the Farm Animals Group

Status: Active

Learn even more about Farm Animals by joining the FARM ANIMALS GROUP.

Members of the Group can create and discuss any farm animal related topic, as well as gain access to all the different Short Courses, win awards and meet other farm lovers from around the world. Gain experience points with each short course and compete for the top spot on the leader board!

Topics covered in the GROUP:

  • General knowledge (Anatomy, Habitat, Behaviour, Diet, Ecological Benefits & Conservation)
  • Care & Health
  • Creative (Including education, art, design, publishing, media, news and photography)
  • Species and Breeds (courses on over 12 different species)


This is also the place where you will find links to all of the Animal Organizations that work with farm animals. Join their special Groups and learn how you can gain valuable experience by volunteering or interning with them.

Career Profiles and Resources

Mentors are Members who assist by volunteering to keep each Career or Species Page factual and current while mentoring Students in the related Group.

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Contributions by expert members are always appreciated to allow the students to make informed decisions. Please add your contribution through the attached form:

Contribution Form

List of Career Mentors/Educators who have contributed to this Career info:


One Zoo Tree

A few excellent pictures on the species: