Broiler chickens at Nick's Organic Farm in Adamstown, MD (USDA).

Sheep photo from the Cornell Sheep Program website

Beef cattle at Polyface Farm, Va.


Owners of livestock, including dairy, beef, sheep, meat goats, hogs, pastured poultry, horses, and other livestock face special issues. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides useful information regarding animal housing, nutrition, care, and livestock business management. Through scheduled farm tours, workshops, newsletters, and site visits, we emphasize responsible animal management and welfare. Producers in Schoharie and Otsego Counties can contact the members of our Regional Agriculture Team (at left) for additional information on Dairy Management, Field Crops, and Vegetables & Small Fruits.

Livestock Fact Sheets

Cornell Small Farms Program Livestock Fact Sheets - Individual fact sheets on Deer & Elk, Lambs, Meat Goats, Rabbits, Beef, Pigs and Poultry, prepared for the Small Farms Program by Martha Wright and Mike Baker in Cornell's Animal Science Department.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Livestock
IPM for livestock provides resources and education in economically and environmentally sound ways of dealing with pest and farm management problems associated with livestock production.

Poisonous Plants for Livestock

Species and Breed Information

This Breeds of Livestock website maintained by the University of Oklahoma Dept. of Animal Science provides information on international breeds of cattle, goats, horses, sheep, swine and other species; online at

Last updated June 30, 2021