Top Ten Farm Animals

Top ten animals that are commonly found on a traditional farm.
The Top Ten
1 Horse The horse is an odd-toed, hoofed mammal of the taxonomic family Equidae whose sole major subspecies (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticate, although wild subspecies have survived into the modern period. All subspecies, including the two extant ones, descend from the Pleistocene Equus ferus. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into... read more

Horses are the best farm animal. Many might say they are pointless and they don't understand you and they are just money out of your pocket. Horses are intelligent, smart, joyful, wonderful animals. If you are looking for a strong animal to plow the fields or bring you to they olympics, horses are the best. Do you know where "horsepower" came from? Horses. It's not called "cow power" it's, horse power! Power rom they greatest mammal, with its long flowing mane and tail, with endurance and stamina, horses will win the race for you!

I have 3 stunning horses who I love with all my heart. I read in a comment below that "they are beautiful and you can ride them, but that's it". Wow, how small-minded. Horses ARE beautiful and you DO ride them, but they are so much more than that. They neigh with delight when they see you, and love affection. They are my pride and joy, and you can make a fortune from their babies. If you have space and time, I recommend horses, ponies and donkeys - they will steal your heart.

2 Cattle

By far the best animal it gives us milk yum I mean who doesn't like they make good pets to if you look after them well and if you love them they will love you to sum up my story cows are great! 1

Barn cats help grow the harvest crops of autumn by catching and devouring pests like rats and harvest mice who naw at the seeds and plants that have grown through the summer.

Why are silly horses on the top? They are beautiful and you can ride them but that's pretty much it. Barn cats literally save the barn by eating all the pesky rats!

3 Pig A pig is any of the animals in the genus Sus, within the Suidae family of even-toed ungulates. Pigs include the domestic pig and its ancestor, the common Eurasian wild boar, along with other species; related creatures outside the genus include the peccary, the babirusa, and the warthog.

This is by far the best animal on this farm. It will win in fight against a SHEEPDOG because it can just lunge at it and do its top secret sumo wrestler move so it can even beat 5 sheepdogs. This is the most underrated animal, even though it is at 3! GO PIGS!

I think pigs (especially mini pigs) are by far the best and cutest farm animal!

Very cute when piglets. I love showing hogs in fairs. Great animal in profit and taste.

4 Chicken The chicken is a type of domesticated fowl, a subspecies of the red junglefowl. It is one of the most common and widespread domestic animals, with a population of more than 19 billion as of 2011.

People! Random strangers! Farm animals are NOT PETS. They are for the humans' uses. Not cuteness. Rabbits are not very yummy, so I have no idea why people wish to raise them as farm animals. Horses, pigs, cows and goats I understand. For food and riding. Yes, but not for 'rubbing against your leg'. Just go visit some 'top ten pets' and vote for pigs or sheep there. Chickens are very useful, laying large quantities of eggs. The meat is also very good. There are many different types of chickens, used for different ways. Even if you don't want to eat your chickens, you can just buy some pretty one.

Chickens should be first! They can be used for more then any other farm animal. You can eat their eggs and their meat. You can use their feathers. Chicken fertilizer is excellent for growing lettuce and cabbage. They can till gardens removing them of weeds and bugs. They will eat most almost any leftover you don't want to help cut down on garbage. And if you are not one for slaughtering farm animals, they can make great (outdoor) pets even and can be used for show-birds.

5 Goat The goat or domestic goat (Capra hircus) is a domesticated species of goat-antelope typically kept as livestock. It was domesticated from the wild goat (C. aegagrus) of Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. The goat is a member of the animal family Bovidae and the tribe Caprini, meaning it is closely related to the sheep. There are over 300 distinct breeds of goat. It is one of the oldest domesticated... read more

My mum really wants a goat on a farm when we move because we live in Cairns and there is not enough room in Cairns so we will have to move if we wanted to... Anyway I think a goat is a perfect farm animal because you can milk and make cheese and make soap so I think it's a perfect pet to have on a farm.

The goat is obviously the best farm animal. He is cute, furry, likes to be pet, and likes people to feed him. Those other ones mostly just stand there being animals. Goats have personality!

Goats are awesome I have two saanen goats and they produce so much milk enough for our family of 7! Including cheese, cream and butter. And they cost so much less than cows to buy and to have!

6 Sheep The sheep is a quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates.

Sheep are very cute animals. I have loved them for a long time not because what they produce but because of their actions and their faces are just so cute. I think they are the cutest animals in the world.

Sheep produce lamb, great for selling, and mutton. They produce sweeter milk than cows or goats. They provide wool, and lanolin oil. They are excellent grazers, and provide manure.

Sheep are awesome there soft and cuddly and help people get to sleep there were so many times I had to count down from twenty sheep to get my children to sleep.

7 Dog The dog or domestic dog (Canis familiaris or Canis lupus familiaris) is a domesticated descendant of the wolf, and is characterized by an upturning tail. The dog is derived from an ancient, extinct wolf, and the modern wolf is the dog's nearest living relative. The dog was the first species to be domesticated, by hunter–gatherers over 15,000 years ago, before the development of agriculture. Due... read more

I think a dog because you can play and it guards your farm animals for you if you want a guard dog but a normal dog than yes as well because it's cute and a good choice for a farm animal.

Good choice farmers use these a lot to guide sheep to where the farmer wants them to go but sometimes the sheep dogs will kill the sheep but its really rare.

Sheepdogs are the best you can train them to tend to sheep be house train and do much more. Also they are very loyal. They could also be a hard working guard dog

8 Donkey The donkey or ass is a domesticated member of the horse family, Equidae. The wild ancestor of the donkey is the African wild ass, E. africanus. The donkey has been used as a working animal for at least 5000 years.

I have a donkey and he is the friendliest, most kind, and loving donkey ever. they are also hard workers and they are very intelligent

Donkeys are useful for actually don't know what.

Strong, friendly and protective
They protect horses and sheep from coyotes

9 Rabbit Rabbits, also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits, are small mammals in the family Leporidae (which also contains the hares) of the order Lagomorpha (which also contains the pikas). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail. The European... read more

Rabbits are cool specially cuy rabbits or as you call them guinea pigs or dwarf rabbits. Here in Bolivia these are more popular than the common ones with longer ears.

They are a good source of good income if you wanted to sell them and are very easy keepers.

People who are lonely for their fur and Entertainment.

10 Alpaca

Alpacas are very good. They are furry and are definitely better than normal sheep. That is why I vote for the Alpaca. There is no other reason. Although I think that Alpacas aren't actually that of a common farm animal.

Best Animal. They can handle small loads of weight and are very cute. Also their fur is very soft and valuable.

Alpacas are great wool sources. They are rideable although I wouldn't suggest it. They do cost 62000 a year though.

The Contenders
11 Turkey

Turkeys are the best! Somw people think their mean but can bond with there handlers like any animals. I strongly suggest getting Turkey also because of their feathers with are nice to craft with and you'll never have to buy a Turkey again.

Thought they are tasty but are really mean and attack small children my little brother had to go to the hospital because of a Turkey.

Turkeys are good for their meat that's it.

12 Ox

Oxen are nice animals. They have a nice look and coat.

Ox is my Chinese zodiac

Horses, but stronger

13 Goose The Canada goose is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white cheeks, white under its chin, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe.

I had a goose that thought I was his mom once. He lived with chickens as his brothers and sisters. They were raised together. His name was Jeffery, and when I would lay down in the grass to read my book, he would climb up on my back. He had just learned to fly when we moved. One day a dog broke into the coop and attacked. He died along with all but one of the chickens. He was my little boy, and probably died fighting for the other birds.

Go geese! They are intelligent, loving friendly and great 'watchdogs'! They can really bond with there owner as well. I have not personally tasted goose eggs yet though.

A goose is a very cute farm animal.

14 Llamas The llama is a domesticated South American camelid, widely used as a meat and pack animal by Andean cultures since the Pre-Columbian era.

My grandpa Ward owns a llama farm because he lives in Pennsylvania. Grandma Rhoda, his wife, recently passed away because of cancer. But, hey! At least he has the llamas to keep him company!

Llamas are cute fluffy creatures that also have a mythical fusion called the "Llamacorn". Beat that alpacas!

Llamas are the best.

15 Yak

I don't know why, but I guess they are just cool, so I like them.

Can shear and get wool comparable to cashmere, can milk, as tough as a goat, as big as a cow can carry things and be ridden like a horse that are the best and most versatile of animals

16 Peafowl

These are beautiful animals.

17 Carabao

For anyone reading this: A carabao, not caribou, is a water buffalo, and the national animal of the Phillipines.

Carabao are fantastic

My father or our family loves carabao because they can help us in different ways

18 Duck Duck is the common name for a large number of species in the waterfowl family Anatidae, which also includes swans and geese.

Great animal, both for meat and eggs. Feathers can also be sold.

19 Guineafowl

They make good eggs that you can make lots of money on!

They get rid of ticks good if you have cats.

20 Mule

Mules are great pets and are strong work animals,bonds with owner and fun to watch I would recommend the best farm animal the mule!

So cute and loyal

21 Cat The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of small carnivorous mammal.
It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family. A cat can either be a house cat, a farm cat or a feral cat; the latter ranges freely and avoids human contact.

Domestic cats are valued by humans for companionship and their ability to kill rodents. About 60 cat breeds are recognized by various cat registries. more.
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