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Animal columnist Amy Engle lives in New Mexico, where she writes poetry and contributes to various niche magazines.

Farm Animal: Nigerian Dwarf Goat


The breed’s small stature belies big benefits for cheesemaking

Awassi Sheep


Meet the popular thick-tailed dairy breed of the Middle East

Farm Animal: Holstein Cows


Meet the most popular bovine breed in America’s dairyland.

A Border Collie rounds up some sheep in an open pasture.

Border Collie


This popular shepherding dog loves to go to work

A dark-brown Murciana goat with sizeable udders.

Murciana Goats


These impressive Spanish grazers are bred for great milk and low maintenance

A small herd of Friesian sheep stand sheltered beneath a drooping tree in a lush meadow.

Friesian Sheep


The Friesian ewe boasts great milk and good behavior

Farm Animal: Water Buffalo


The mighty water buffalo is a mild-mannered dairy animal