The practice of farming varies on the kind of livestock being raised. For some farmers, they have multiple types of animals as products. Between 5000 BC and 4000 BC, herding was first skilled by people and through time, they have observed the life cycle of every animal. Since then, they have developed farming and still fully developed even today. Before, farming was limited to food and wool production, and further the manufacturing and labor were also used. There are a lot of sufferings that farmers experience throughout. These include predation, virus, and epidemical outbreaks. Each of these problems, however, was resolved.Animal herding was also used for transportation, labor, and games. In terms of transportation horses and camel alike were used mostly in their respective region. In Africa and India, an elephant was used however it has been a deliberation if this animal can be considered as a livestock. For labor, it has been noted that Carabao, cow, and tamed bull was used to plot farm lots with the use of manual devices. They are also used for transportation, whichever is more suitable for the owner. For sports and leisure, the horse and dogs are used for raising, animal wrestling, and many else among others. These are amusements which until now are practiced.
In further development, people are now raising fish and birds as livestock in their farm. Both are raised as food supply and for pleasure as pets. Tilapia and milk fish are the common fish taken care of even domestically. For some they grow in large scale for supplemental in the market and some raise a few for a personal provision. People have increased their thought about how to grow fish, which is better than those caught in the wild. For fish that are gown in farm, owners are able to supply enough nutrients and clean water. For birds on the other hand, it has been a practice even before, but it was limited to chicken, ostrich, turkey, and duck. Today, they grow birds for domestication.
The first problems that farmer encountered in farming history was predation. Since they were not able to supply enough housing for their livestock, wolves, fox, cats, and even rats attack their animals and are eaten. Therefore, appropriate custody was done. In the later years, animal suffered from certain disease, which was resolved by early vaccination of the animals. However, even if that problem was fixed, it was countered by a global epidemic. A lot of farmers suffered all over the world, and a lot of industries were affected. Due to the scientific advancement we have, there are cures and precautionary measures made.