Cattle Herd"There is a serene beauty to the cow, don't you think?"
In the ancient world cattle were an expensive and precious commodity to any farmer, and people rarely ate them except during religious feasts. Instead, oxen were used as beasts of burden for work on farms, where their manure was also used to raise the crops. They were also used to transport loads, particularly along the vast plains and trade routes of the eastern empires. There is evidence that the nomadic people to the north of the Sassanid Empire engaged in transhumanism - the seasonal movement of people and livestock to better pastures - indicating that the raising of cattle and animals remained an important part of their lives.
Building NameCattle Herd
EffectsWealth: 214 from animal husbandry (force_to_force_building)
Additional wealth: +64 from animal husbandry per local fertility level (force_to_force_building)
Food: +30 from animal husbandry (force_to_force_own)
Additional food: +11 per local fertility level (force_to_force_own)
Integrity: -2 (force_to_force_own)
Horse breeding II: +10% battle speed for cavalry unit recruits (force_to_force_own)
Provides Garrison Army
No Garrison Units
No Recruitable Units