|“||Livestock fatten faster when tasked on a Pen. Trains Sheep.||”|
Instead of the Livestock Pen, Native American civilizations have access to the Farm, which combines its function with a Mill. The Chinese have the Village, which combines its function with a House. The African civilizations have the Livestock Market, which combines its function with a Market. The Mexicans have the Hacienda, which combines the functions of a Livestock Pen with a Mill and an Estate.
Two civilizations do not have any access to the fattening capability because their Villagers cannot gather food from Herdables. The Indians have the Sacred Field instead of Livestock Pen that increases the experience generation rate of their livestock; the Japanese may use Shrines to generate resources over time that can be increased by huntable animals and livestock.
Livestock Pens effectively cut the fattening time of most livestock down from 30 minutes to around 5-6 minutes. However, they are less common than gathering food directly at the Mill, especially in Supremacy. This is due to the more complicated mechanics of gathering from herdables, such as the upfront cost of invested food that cannot be used to train units.
If there is a 5-6 minute period for livestock to be fattened at the pen, such as during a Treaty match where military units are not required, livestock can be used as a worthwhile investment to multiply one's food. It is easy to adjust the amount of food and settler time invested by training more livestock units. The Fulling Mills card indirectly relates to this building by making it 4× faster to gather from herdables, saving villager time, reducing waste to spoilage, and freeing them to do other tasks.
- Argentina: Gauchos and Granaderos can build Livestock Pens, train Cows, and gather food from livestock.
- Brazil: Jaguncos Ships 10 Cows and 10 Jaguncos; Cow train limit +10; Jaguncos can build Livestock Pens, train Cows, and gather from livestock.
- Mexico: Vaqueros (Comancheros) can build Livestock Pens, train Cows, and gather food from livestock.
- Peru: Morochucos Ships 10 Cows and 10 Morochucos (Comancheros) can build Livestock Pens, train Cows, and gather from livestock.
- United States: Cowboys Ships 10 Cows and 10 Cowboys (Comancheros) can build Livestock Pens, train Cows, and gather from livestock.
|Unit||Cost||Init. food||Max. food||Limit|
- The Cow and Llama requires the (Llama) Ranching Home City Card to be trained at Livestock Pens.
|Selective Breeding||150 wood,
|Livestock fattens 25% faster|
- Since update 20322, the Japanese can build one (and only one) Livestock Pen by allying with the Dutch at the Consulate, allowing them to ship a Livestock Pen Wagon. The Japanese Livestock Pen can train Goats, that cannot be gathered by Japanese Villagers, but may be tasked to Shrines.
|Building strengths and weaknesses|
|Hit points||Flying Buttress (+20%)|
|Sight||Gas Lighting (+4)|
|Construction cost|| Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)|
Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
|Penalties|| Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)|
Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)
Home City Cards
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- Since update 20322, due to a bug, the Livestock Pen built by the Japanese by allying with the Dutch at the Consulate has the German/Russian/Swedish Livestock Pen appearance.
The African Royals
- With update 47581, the Livestock Pen built by the Japanese by allying with the Dutch at the Consulate now has the Dutch appearance.
|“||Keeping animals was important to the founding of the New World, especially as areas became settled and hunting became less abundant. Animals were used for food, but they had other uses as well. Fat from animals was used to make soap, the skins were used for clothing, and tallow was used in candles. Tallow was also used to keep leather supple and water-resistant.||”|