Raising livestock is about providing animals with the basic necessity of food, water and shelter. It is about protecting them from predators, yielding a higher survival rate than that in the wild, and harvesting that surplus for profit.
With an annual temperature difference of up to 70ᵒC, animal care change drastically across the four seasons. While conventional factory farming keeps animals/ plants in a controlled environment protected from the elements, it is expensive to operate and desensitize us from the natural rhythm.
A good livestock farmer shall be observant to the behaviour and environment of livestock, and act accordingly. With good design and efficient resource management, it does not need to be energy or financially demanding to keep animals through our typical -40ᵒC winters.
Learn more about the specific animals by clicking the photos below: