Alternative Uses of Livestock Animals



This is an overview lesson of the use of animals such as bison, ostrich, emus, kiwis, cassowary, llamas, alpacas and elk. It will briefly tell the difference between animals such as bison and buffalo, and llamas and alpacas. Each animal listed will have a brief descriptions of its uses and importance. There is a short video clip from Dirty Jobs when Mike Rowe goes to work at an Ostrich Farm.

Lesson Time

1 Class Period
55 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students are to identify a list of alternative animals used in today's agricultural field.
  • Students are to list the major uses of animals such as bison, llamas, emus, and ostriches.

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