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Animal husbandry is the taking care of and breeding of animals, particularly livestock. Animal husbandry has been around for a very long time. In rural areas and less developed countries, parents often teach their children how to care for their farm animals. 4H is an organization that also teaches children how to raise and care for farm animals.
Some people who specialize in animal husbandry try to make sure that the animals are well cared for, while others try to make sure that the animals cost as little as possible to raise.
Examples of animal husbandry are:
Animal husbandry includes domestication of animals to obtain animal products (like milk, meat, wool, skin, hyde), and use them for transportation.
- What is Animal Husbandry?, retrieved 15 March 2011.