Small Scale Livestock, Llamas, and Highland Cattle

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There’s the hardy, adaptable highland cattle of Scotland…

The Highland breed of cattle has lived for centuries in the rugged remote Scottish Highlands. The extremely harsh conditions created a process of natural selection, where only the fittest and most adaptable animals survived to carry on the breed.

…But also the camelid llamas and alpaca of South America.

In South America today the Llama is used for packing, fiber for clothing, meat and its dung is used
for fuel. The Alpaca is raised mainly for fiber production and it is also a fuel source, with its dung.
Llamas live in Bolivia, Peru and Chile.

They live at heights of 14,000 ft to the lower elevations.
They are browsers and much of what they eat is considered scrub plants. The peoples of South
America do not brand their llamas as we might, but they use tassels of different colors to identify
their herds.

Sources:
University of Kentucky
4H
Living the Country Life

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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