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How Micro Livestock Can Be Used For Suburban and Rural Sustainability

The pros and cons of raising livestock, which breeds are most popular and why raising livestock are not only good for your pocketbook, but also a great way of learning to be more self-reliant. #ReadyNutritoin #Homestead #UrbanSustainability

The pros and cons of raising livestock, which breeds are most popular and why raising livestock are not only good for your pocketbook, but also a great way of learning to be more self-reliant.  #ReadyNutritoin #Homestead #UrbanSustainability [1]

The “back to the land” movement that is sweeping this nation has micro farms popping up on the grid left and right.  These micro-farmers are getting back to the basics and their goal is to live a more simplified lifestyle [2].  They live primarily in a self-sufficient manner [3] by growing their own food, caring for smaller plots of land,  and raising livestock.

The breeds that are typically chosen for homesteads and micro-farms are the heritage breeds because they have a better survival rate.  However, those homesteaders that live on smaller acreage or in urban settings who cannot provide the larger areas for animals to graze have chosen micro versions of these domesticated animals.  These micro breeds are bred to not only for their stature, but how much meat is butchered; and are also raised based upon their temperament, cost of raising the animal vs. it’s the price in meat, and how much land the animal will need to graze.

The Pros and Cons

Advantages of raising micro-livestock

Disadvantages of raising micro-livestock

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List of Microlivestock Breeds

What kind of micro-livestock do you have on your micro-farm?

 

For more information on starting a homestead with animals [9], self-sustaining micro-farms [10], and micro-livestock [11].