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Behavioral Differences between Sheep, Goat, Cattle and Buffalo

This comprehensive study delves deep into the behavioral variances in foraging and general activity among sheep, goats, cattle, and buffalo, shedding light on their remarkable adaptation to diverse environmental conditions. Each species displays unique behaviors rooted in evolutionary adaptations and dietary preferences. Sheep, as grazers with a preference for grasses, tend to flock closely, enhancing their safety against predators. In contrast, goats, with their browsing behavior and preference for varied vegetation, exhibit independence and agility, enabling them to exploit a wider range of foraging niches. Cattle and buffaloes thrive in different environments due to their distinct grazing and social behaviors. Understanding these differences is crucial for effective livestock management and can optimize grazing patterns, enhance resource use, and improve sustainability across different environments.