This unit begins by considering the animal realm in its widest sense including wild and domesticated animals and their contribution to the farm organism as a whole.
It then considers domesticated animals specifically in their qualitative sense so that out of this understanding animal husbandry from the perspective of biodynamic practice can be introduced. Ruminants and their importance to a farm are specifically discussed. Supporting animal health and well-being takes particular attention, including how to select breeds that are suited to a particular farm organism. Biodynamic practitioners from several different countries have contributed seminars, speaking about their own care for the animals that are part of their farms. Finally an introduction to bees is included in this unit as well as some of the practicalities of bee husbandry.