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Hoofed, even-toed, usually horned mammals of the suborder Ruminantia, such as cattle, sheep, goats, deer, and giraffes, characteristically having a stomach divided into four compartments (rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasums) and chewing a cud consisting of regurgitated, partially digested food. While cows and buffaloes are commonly called Large Ruminants, goats and sheep are referred to as Small Ruminants.

Rotational grazing

Rotational grazing is periodically moving livestock to fresh paddocks, to allow pastures to re-grow. Rotational grazing requires skillful decisions and close monitoring of the consequences of grazing. (Source - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service –


A root or part of a root used as a stock for plant propagation.


Ability to withstand stress, effect of disease or toxic substance.

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