branch of agriculture concerned with raising livestock

Pastoralism is a form of animal husbandry where domesticated animals known as Livestock are released onto large vegetated outdoor lands (pastures) for grazing, historically by nomadic people who moved around with their herds. The species involved include cattle, camels, goats, yaks, llamas, reindeer, horse and sheep.[1]


  1. Schoof, Nicolas; Luick, Rainer (2018-11-29). "Pastures and Pastoralism". Oxford Bibliographies: Ecology. Oxford Bibliographies. doi:10.1093/obo/9780199830060-0207. ISBN 9780199830060.