"Livestock fatten faster when tasked on a Pen. Trains Sheep."

In-game description

The Livestock Pen is an economic building in Age of Empires III. It trains livestock which can be tasked to the Livestock Pen to make them fatten at a faster rate.

Native American civilizations have Farm instead of Livestock Pen which combines the functions of a Mill and a Livestock Pen, while the Chinese have Village instead of Livestock Pen which combines the functions of a House and a Livestock Pen.

The Indians have Sacred Field instead of Livestock Pen that increases the experience generation rate of their livestock (which cannot be gathered from by their Villagers, while the Japanese lack a building that fill the Livestock Pen's function since their Villagers cannot gather food from animals.

Units Edit

Unit Cost Init. Food Max. Food
Aoe3 sheep icon
100 food 50 food 300 food
Aoe3 cow icon
80 food 50 food 500 food
Aoe3 llama icon
70 food 50 food 400 food
The Cow and Llama requires the (Llama) Ranching Home City Card to be trained at Livestock Pens.

Improvements Edit

Age Improvement Cost Effect
Ages discovery
Selective Breeding
Selective Breeding
150 wood,
150 coin
Livestock fattens 25% faster

Further statistics Edit

As the Livestock Pen can only be built by European civilizations, only improvements available to them (including native improvements) are listed here.

Building strengths and weaknesses
Strong vs. Nothing
Weak vs. Everything
Hit points Flying Buttress Flying Buttress (+20%)
Sight Gas Lighting Gas Lighting (+4)
Construction cost Cree Textile Craftsmanship Cree Textile Craftsmanship (-25% wood)
Tupi Forest Burning Tupi Forest Burning (-20% wood)
Penalties Code Napoleon Code Napoleon (+50% cost, French only)
Counter Infantry Rifling Customized Merc Weapons (+30% cost, John Black's Mercenaries only)

Home City Cards Edit

As the Livestock Pen is exclusive to European civilizations, only other civilizations' TEAM cards that affects them are listed here.

History Edit

"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."

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