Is called won to all the animals who live in the same land and move and feed together. The term refers specifically to specimens of cargo or labor species or that are exploited by man to take advantage of his meat, milk, etc.
The idea of cattle, in this way, refers to group of animals that an individual raises to exploit them and thus obtain economic income . The activity that consists in raising, caring and marketing livestock is called cattle raising .
Among the synonyms of cattle we find words such as livestock, herd, flock, vacant, stud or cabin, for example.
According to species , it is possible to differentiate between different types of cattle. He cattle , also mentioned as cattle , is formed by cows. This animal is raised in many countries to obtain meat, leather and milk.
He pig cattle , meanwhile, refers to pigs , Meanwhile he sheep It is made up of sheep. He equine cattle , meanwhile, is formed by horses and the goat cattle , for goats.
In the same way, we must not overlook either that there is what is known as equine cattle that refers to horses. That cattle can be of different types since these animals are of many varieties: draft horses, saddle horses, oriental horses, western horses ...
However, we must not forget that this type of cattle also includes mules, mares and donkeys.
Other information of interest about the different types of cattle that exist are the following:
- Goat cattle are characterized because their origin is fundamentally to obtain milk that will be marketed as such or in the form of other products already made such as milk. However, although to a lesser extent, it is also important for making goatskin items such as wallets.
-Pork cattle is one of the most important in Spain because thanks to it there are different agri-food industries focused both on their exploitation and in the preparation of food with their meat. Specifically, it should be noted that the use of pork for the elaboration of the famous ham is especially significant.
- Beef cattle, meanwhile, is important not only for obtaining milk but also for meat.
-On sheep, on the other hand, both milk and wool are obtained, which is used to make a wide variety of textile products.
The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) mentions other types of cattle according to their characteristics. He standing cattle , for example, is one that is for sale and has not yet been sacrificed for consumption.
He lesser cattle refers to the small cattle (such as goats and sheep) and the big cattle , to the big cattle (mules, oxen, etc.). If cattle have not been domesticated or tamed, on the other hand, there is talk of wild cattle .
At the colloquial level, finally, the notion of cattle mentions a group of people piled up : “In this train we always travel like cattle”, "There are leaders who want to drag their followers like cattle".