So far Husbandry is the most expensive up-front profession that I’ve encountered. Several of the animals that you can raise cost over 2 Gold at the Livestock merchant. Not to mention, you need to continuously feed your animals so they produce the items you want them to produce.
The Point of Husbandry:
Husbandry focuses on raising animals for their beneficial qualities. Like pigs for their meat and chickens for their eggs. However as far as I’m aware you can butcher any animal for its particular meat. The animals that produce items like eggs, wool, or fur need to be fed regularly so that they’ll produce these items. I recommend stockpiling the feed you need for your animals before starting Husbandry.
There are only three types of feed currently: Barley, Bean, and Combined. All of these are produced utilizing your garden. Both the Bean and the Barley are straight forward, just plant their corresponding seeds. The Combined Feed is the tricky one. Making the feed requires a Farmer’s Workstation made from a Scarecrow Garden Design, 30 Lumber, and a Viscous Glossy Oil. Once you have the workstation you need Clovers, Pumpkins, and Hay Bales to make the feed.
Like planting, you can place an animal anywhere, but the safest place is in your garden. Each animal takes up a specific amount of space, so plan your garden space accordingly. All animals have a mature time, that is the time it takes for the animal to fully grow, utilize this to make your Husbandry more efficient. Animals that produce more than just meat also have production times, for how long before you can gather from them again. I recommend planning out a schedule of when you need to return to your garden once you place your animals.
Currently there are only 11 animals available in the Livestock Merchant store. Below I’ll list the details for each animal.
|Growth/ Production Time
|Water Buffalo Calf
|Cashmere Yata Calf
- Animals grow faster in their preferred climate.
- Cashmere Yata Calf and Blizzard Cub are the only two that I know of that will breed when mature.
- Nutrition Tonic cures sick livestock.
- Animals will die if not taken care of.
I hope this guide helps you better understand the Husbandry profession. For more please check out my Archeage guide directory.