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What animals are raised on farms in Canada?

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What types of animals are raised on farms in Canada?

Farmers raise beef cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys, sheep, bison, goats, deer and elk. Farmers and ranchers refer to their farm animals as livestock.

More than food!

Animals provide people with more than just food. Gelatin, a protein from the connective tissue of cattle and pigs, is an ingredient used in the production of jello, glue and many beauty products. Gelatin servies primarily as a thickening agent and a texturizer that makes products smooth. Wax from bees is used in the production of lip balms and candles. Wool from sheep is used to make clothing, carpet and upholstery fabric.

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Journey 2050 Lesson: 1
This resource is a great addition to Lesson 1 – Sustainable Food and Agriculture

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?

snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.

Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics here.

Sources available at: https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/learn-about-agriculture

snapAg is brought to you by Agriculture in the Classroom Canada and partners.