1. Industry
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://organic.about.com/od/organicdefinitionsqr/g/Ruminant.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Ruminant

By

Definition:

A ruminant is a cud-chewing mammal. Ruminants differ from other mammals in that they have a four-compartment stomach. The first compartment, or chamber, of a ruminant's stomach is called the rumen, which serves as a food storage system of sorts.

Ruminant livestock, such as cattle, sheep, buffalo and goats can be raised organically.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.