Cattle are the most common type of mammal that is raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal) and dairy (milk and other dairy products). As large ruminants, cattle are able to acquire nutrients from plant based food sources that humans cannot.
Today, cattle are the basis of a multi-billion dollar industry worldwide. Australian cattle production ranks first in the total value of production within the nation. Therefore, the management and handling of cattle (both dairy and beef) is crucial in a world highly dependent on their products.
Work through the following cattle modules and then take the quiz at the end: