60 Livestock Quotes On Success In Life

These livestock quotes will inspire you. Livestock is commonly defined as domesticated animals raised in an agricultural setting to produce labor and commodities such as meat, eggs, milk, fur, leather, and wool.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging livestock quotes, livestock sayings, and livestock proverbs.

Best Livestock Quotes

  1. “Whether we fail or not, we shall not be kept from continuing our mission by those who claim it can’t be done. …Indeed the whole of agricultural and livestock science and even human medicine, if sound, is merely the business of discovering certain natural patterns already in existence, putting together the various pieces, and discovering their relationship to the whole universe; indeed such a process is science itself” ~ Louis Bromfield
  2. “Being vegan or vegetarian isn’t just about compassion for animals. Most of the destruction of the planet is the result of all the clear-cutting, groundwater contamination, grain production, fuel consumption, greenhouse gas, viral proliferation – the direct result of livestock production.” ~ William McNamara
  3. “MT [Mother Teresa] was not a friend of the poor. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God. She spent her life opposing the only known cure for poverty, which is the empowerment of women and the emancipation of them from a livestock version of compulsory reproduction.” ~ Christopher Hitchens
  4. “When you do your research write down whatever interests you. Whatever stimulates your imagination. Whatever seems important. A story is built like a stone wall. Not all the stones will fit. Some will have to be discarded. Some broken and reshaped. When you finish the wall it may not look exactly like the wall you envisioned, but it will keep the livestock in and the predators out. (pg. 144)” ~ Roland Smith
  5. “Today’s fishing industry supplies land farms with fish as well. Over fifty percent of the fish caught is fed to livestock on factory farms and “regular” farms. It is an ingredient in the enriched “feed meal” fed to livestock.” ~ Sharon Gannon

  6. “The dialectical or ecological approach asserts that creating the world is involved in our every act. It is impossible for us to operate in our daily lives and not create the world that everyone must live in. What we desire arranges the genetic code in all of our major crops and livestock. We cannot avoid participating in the creation, and it is in agriculture, far and away our largest and most basic artifact, that human culture and the creation totally interpenetrate.” ~ Wes Jackson
  7. “Usually, the first thing a country does in the course of economic development is to introduce a lot of livestock. Our data are showing that this is not a very smart move and the Chinese are listening. They are realizing that animal-based agriculture is not the way to go…. We are basically a vegetarian species and should be eating a wide variety of plant food and minimizing our intake of animal foods.” ~ T. Colin Campbell
  8. “In terms of protecting ourselves, the main issues are around how do we protect our borders [from illegal migrants and livestock and plant diseases], how do we protect our fisheries?” ~ Helen Clark

  9. “If our grazing land was allowed to revert to natural ecosystems, and the land currently used to grow feed for livestock was used for grains, beans, fruit, nuts, and vegetables for humans, this switch would allow the UK to absorb an astonishing quantity of carbon.” ~ George Monbiot
  10. “We’re an Ag college,” I explain to them. “Not as good as the one in Yanco but we have livestock.” “Cows?” Anson Choi asks, covering his nose. “Pigs, too. And horses. Great for growing tomatoes. The Cadets are wanna-be soldiers. City people. They may know how to street fight but they don’t know how to wade through manure. “I’m going to throw up,” one of the guys says. “Don’t feel too bad,” I explain. “Some of our lot did while they were laying out this stuff. Actually, right there where you’re standing.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  11. “The corporations that profit from permanent war need us to be afraid. Fear stops us from objecting to government spending on a bloated military. Fear means we will not ask unpleasant questions of those in power. Fear permits the government to operate in secret. Fear means we are willing to give up our rights and liberties for promises of security. The imposition of fear ensures that the corporations that wrecked the country cannot be challenged. Fear keeps us penned in like livestock.” ~ Chris Hedges
  12. “Shaped like Texas, but twice as big, Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world. It exports almost nothing – mostly just cotton, gold, and livestock – and doesn’t have enough money to import much of anything, either.” ~ Richard Engel

  13. “The fact is that there is enough food in the world for everyone. But tragically, much of the world’s food and land resources are tied up in producing beef and other livestock-food for the well off-while millions of children and adults suffer from malnutrition and starvation.” ~ Walden Bello
  14. “I always had a separate life than just my work. I built my own family. I have my own hobbies and interests. I have a ranch with livestock and horses. I didn’t always get my self-esteem and identity from acting. I never worked unless I wanted to. I never did anything just to do it, just for the paycheck. I always did things that I liked.” ~ Ricky Schroder
  15. “We have no ethical obligation to preserve the different breeds of livestock produced through selective breeding One generation and out. We have no problems with the extinction of domestic animals. They are creations of human selective breeding.” ~ Wayne Pacelle
  16. “Indeed, a report from the United Nations has revealed that the livestock industry is the number-one contributor to global warming gasses – higher than even the transport industry. Plus, the effect of the livestock industry on our waterways and oceans is disastrous.” ~ Karen Dawn
  17. “As a population, if a large number of people make even small moves to eat less meat and more plant-based foods, the livestock industry will shrink. Over time, farmers will find other crops to support their livelihoods. Through such collective awakening, we can make a difference in our world.” ~ Nhat Hanh

  18. “I see little hope for a nation that values the health of its livestock more than that of its people….Farmers are not criticized for routinely giving their (live)stock nutritional supplements….superior to any sold for humans…Millions of families could plant home gardens if they truly wanted health. Refined food are practically unknown in Russia. The life expectancy of the 40-year-old American is near the lowest in the world.” ~ Adelle Davis
  19. “I am in favor of deliberately spreading methodically prepared bacteria among people and animals — mildew … to destroy the harvests, anthrax to destroy horses and livestock, and the plague, in order to kill not only entire armies but also the inhabitants of large regions.” ~ Winston Churchill
  20. “Railroad carriages are pulled at the enormous speed of fifteen miles per hour by engines which, in addition to endangering life and limb of passengers, roar and snort their way through the countryside, setting fire to the crops, scaring the livestock, and frightening women and children. The Almighty certainly never intended that people should travel at such break-neck speed.” ~ Martin Van Buren
  21. “We simulated the predator with livestock and the perennial grassland returned. Just put the whole back, and there it was. You’ll find the scientific method never discovers anything. Observant, creative people make discoveries. But the scientific method protects us from cranks like me.” ~ Allan Savory
  22. “The calf scramble will be during both rodeo performances and consist of children attempting to catch and halter several loose calves. If a child succeeds, he or she will receive a certificate to purchase a breeding animal to raise and bring back to the livestock show next year.” ~ Kim Carnes

  23. “When I travel around the world, I see that poor countries sell their grain to the West while their own children starve in their arms. And we feed it to livestock. So we can eat a steak? Am I the only one who sees this as a crime? Every morsel of meat we eat is slapping the tear-stained face of a starving child. When I look into her eyes, should I be silent? The Earth can produce enough for everyone’s need. But not enough for everyone’s greed.” ~ Philip Wollen
  24. “Ninety-eight percent of all the soy that’s raised goes to livestock. So people make fun of vegetarians for being tofu eaters, but no one eats tofu-like steak eaters, by a long shot. It’s also funny that tofu is held up as what a vegetarian eats. I mean maybe I eat tofu once a month, but other than that, never. All of it, statistically speaking, is going to livestock.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  25. “Graciousness, courtesy, compassion-this is hesed. Hesed is a quality that extends even to the animals and the land. The sabbath rest principle of Hebrew law included the needs of the livestock (Exod. 23:12). After seven years of planting and harvesting, the land itself needed “a year of complete rest” (Lev. 25:5). Even the soil of the vineyards was not to be overtaxed by planting other crops between the rows (Deut. 22:9). The oxen that trod out the grain were not to be muzzled so that they could eat while they worked (Deut. 25:4). And so on.” ~ Richard J. Foster
  26. “The measure discriminates definitely against products which make up what has been universally considered a program of safe farming. The bill upholds as ideals of American farming the men who grow cotton, corn, rice, swine, tobacco, or wheat and nothing else. These are to be given special favors at the expense of the farmer who has toiled for years to build up a constructive farming enterprise to include a variety of crops and livestock.” ~ Calvin Coolidge , Livestock quotes farming
  27. “Farmers in Missouri and across the country must comply with a variety of federal, state, and local regulations as they grow the crops and raise the livestock that we depend on to feed the nation and the world” ~ Ike Skelton

  28. “The current treatment of animals in the livestock trade definitely renders the consumption of meat as halachically unacceptable as the product of illegitimate means. … As it is halachically prohibited to harm oneself and as healthy, nutritious vegetarian alternatives are easily available, meat consumption has become halachically unjustifiable.” ~ David Rosen
  29. “No one else noticed, or cared. It was just something they did. Taking other people’s livestock. Other people’s lives. She watched the soldiers, hating them. They were different in so many ways, white and black, yellow and brown, skinny, short, tall, small, but they were all the same. Didn’t matter if they wore finger-bone necklaces, or baby teeth on bracelets, or tattoos on their chests to ward off bullets. In the end, they were all mangled with battle scars and their eyes were all dead.” ~ Paolo Bacigalupi
  30. “I am Trella the victorious leader of the Force of Sheep rebellion. Yes the name sounds ridiculous, and I still can’t believe we named a major life-changing event after livestock—or actually a stuffed animal—but it made sense at the time.” ~ Maria V. Snyder
  31. “As we curve around into the loop of the City Circle, I can see that a couple of other stylists have tried to steal Cinna and Portia’s idea of illuminating their tributes. The electric-light-studded outfits from District 3, where they make electronics, at least make sense. But what are the livestock keepers from District 10, who are dressed as cows, doing with flaming belts? Broiling themselves? Pathetic.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  32. “Books are for reading, not for turning oneself into livestock.” ~ Cassandra Clare

  33. “But carbon 13 [the carbon from corn] doesn’t lie, and researchers who have compared the isotopes in the flesh or hair of Americans to those in the same tissues of Mexicans report that it is now we in the North who are the true people of corn…. Compared to us, Mexicans today consume a far more varied carbon diet: the animals they eat still eat grass (until recently, Mexicans regarded feeding corn to livestock as a sacrilege); much of their protein comes from legumes; and they still sweeten their beverages with cane sugar. So that’s us: processed corn, walking.” ~ Michael Pollan
  34. “Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.” ~ Frans de Waal
  35. “Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into wars, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves… They do everything but watch television.” ~ Lewis Thomas
  36. “…it’d be like looking for a needle in a burning haystack.’ ‘Oh, I’ve done that,’ Mark said airily. ‘It’s a game we used to play, after we got rid of all our livestock and didn’t need our hay no more. You throw a match into the haystack, give the fire a three-second head start, and begin looking. You can find the needle every time if you work quick” ~ Margaret Haddix
  37. “Eighty percent of global warming comes from livestock and deforestation.” ~ Heather Mills

  38. “Power. What do we mean? ‘The ability to determine another man’s luck.’ …how is it that some men attain mastery over others while the vast majority live and die as minions, as livestock? The answer is a holy trinity. First: God-given gifts of charisma. Second: the discipline to nurture these gifts to maturity, for though humanity’s topsoil is fertile with talent, only one seed in ten thousand will ever flower — for want of discipline. Third: the will to power.” ~ David Mitchell
  39. “Let me say it openly: we are surrounded by an enterprise of degradation, cruelty, and killing which rivals anything the Third Reich was capable of, indeed dwarfs it, in that ours is an enterprise without end, self-regenerating, bringing rabbits, rats, poultry, livestock ceaselessly into the world for the purpose of killing them.” ~ J. M. Coetzee
  40. “Go into the largest livestock operation, search out the darkest and tiniest stall or pen, single out the filthiest, most forlorn little lamb or pig or calf, and that is one of God’s creatures you’re looking at, morally indistinguishable from your beloved Fluffy or Frisky.” ~ Matthew Scully
  41. “Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It’s a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock.” ~ Gale Norton

  42. “Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind. When I work on designing livestock equipment I can test run that equipment in my head like 3-D virtual reality. In fact, when I was in college I used to think that everybody was able to do that.” ~ Temple Grandin
  43. “The vision of an ag park set forth in the BioCrossroads report includes livestock, … In addition, the vision of an ag park set forth in the BioCrossroads report is aimed at counties that are more rural than Delaware County. We believe Shideler is too densely populated for an ag park.” ~ Thurman Munson
  44. “Livestock adopted in Africa were Eurasian species that came in from the north. Africa’s long axis, like that of the Americas, is north/south rather than east/west. Those Eurasian domestic mammals spread southward very slowly in Africa, because they had to adapt to different climate zones and different animal diseases.” ~ Jared Diamond
  45. “I talked to Larry the Cable Guy the other day. Larry’s made more money than 10 people should ever make in a lifetime. He was excited because he’d gone over to the livestock auction and bought 20 new feeder pigs.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  46. “I was obsessed with livestock barns, cattle and hogs. I still love that, and I still do that as a hobby.So I’m a strange person.” ~ Larry the Cable Guy

  47. “Human relationships with predators have always been thorny. Predators are the first creatures our kind purposely eradicates. Too often, people feel humans are and should be in control; we are enraged to discover this is not true. And when other creatures share our appetites and kill our livestock (often animals we were raising to kill, ourselves), we call them vandals and murderers…Predators are the most persecuted creatures on Earth.” ~ Sy Montgomery
  48. “Most of the food crops raised in the world today are fed to livestock destined for slaughter for us to eat, and most of the water used is used to raise the food crops that are fed to those animals. It has been estimated that, because of the extraordinary amount of grain it takes to raise food animals, if we reduced the amount of meat we eat by only ten percent, that would free up enough grain to feed all the starving humans in the world. So when we choose to eat meat instead of vegetables, we are choosing to take food away from others who are hungry.” ~ Sharon Gannon
  49. “Today’s fishing industry supplies land farms with fish as well. Over fifty percent of the fish caught is fed to livestock on factory farms and “regular” farms. It is an ingredient in the enriched “feed meal” fed to livestock. Farm animals, like cows, who by nature are vegans, are routinely force-fed fish as well as the flesh, blood, and manure of other animals. It may take sixteen pounds of grain to make one pound of beef, but it also takes one hundred pounds of fish to make that one pound of beef.” ~ Sharon Gannon
  50. “In 1961, the United States began chemical warfare in Vietnam, South Vietnam, chemical warfare to destroy crops and livestock. That went on for seven years. The level of poison – they used the most extreme carcinogen known: dioxin. And this went on for years.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  51. “I shot my first lion at the age of 14 when a pride threatened my father’s livestock while he was away on holiday.” ~ Wilbur Smith

  52. “In my opinion, one of the greatest animal welfare problems is the physical abuse of livestock during transportation…. Typical abuses I have witnessed with alarming frequency are; hitting, beating, use of badly maintained trucks, jabbing of short objects into animals, and deliberate cruelty.” ~ Temple Grandin
  53. “Because nitrous oxide [released by nitrate-fertilized soil] is 296 times stronger than CO₂ at global warming and methane [cow farts] is about 26 times as potent as CO₂, the combined greenhouse effect of our livestock worldwide is greater than the sum total of all the cars, trains, busses, trucks, ships, airplanes and jets.” ~ Thom Hartmann
  54. “If everyone agreed to become vegetarian, leaving little or nothing for livestock, the present 1.4 billion hectares of arable land (3.5 billion acres) would support about 10 billion people.” ~ E. O. Wilson
  55. “When a livestock farmer is willing to “practice complexity”-to choreograph the symbiosis of several different animals, each of which has been allowed to behave and eat as it evolved to-he will find he has little need for machinery, fertilizer, and, most strikingly, chemicals. He finds he has no sanitation problem or any of the diseases that result from raising a single animal in a crowded monoculture and then feeding it things it wasn’t designed to eat. This is perhaps the greatest efficiency of a farm treated as a biological system: health.” ~ Michael Pollan , Livestock quotes raising animal
  56. “There’s no question that the number one contributor to climate change is livestock production. The quickest way to make an effect is to immediately start on a vegan diet.” ~ Lisa Bloom

  57. “We as children went up the mountain to find feed for livestock, like goats, cows and horses, and because in the winter time we would light the fire in the house, we would climb the mountain to collect firewood as well. Because of that, I suppose I became used to climbing mountains.” ~ Tamae Watanabe
  58. “Speaking of food, English cuisine has received a lot of unfair criticism over the years, but the truth is that it can be a very pleasant surprise to the connoisseur of severely overcooked livestock organs served in lukewarm puddles of congealed grease. England manufactures most of the world’s airline food, as well as all the food you ever ate in your junior-high-school cafeteria.” ~ Dave Barry
  59. “The sacrifices of our people were very great. Out of a population of one million, 28,000 were killed, 12,600 wounded, 10,000 were made political prisoners in Italy and Germany, and 35,000 made to do forced labour, of ground; all the communications, all the ports, mines and electric power installations were destroyed, our agriculture and livestock were plundered, and our entire national economy was wrecked.” ~ Enver Hoxha
  60. “[Me book is] called Stock Photographs. It was done at the Fort Worth livestock show and rodeo. I was commissioned to shoot there by the Fort Worth Art Museum for a show. I probably shot a total of fourteen days, give or take.” ~ Garry Winogrand

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