There are a large number of hoofed mammals that can't be categorized as cattle or horses, goats or sheep. This miscellaneous category includes a great many animals that are particularly important in certain climate or elevational zones or cultures, like the Llama in South America or the Yak in Tibet. Their uses are as diverse as their appearance. They may provide milk or meat, they may pull carts or sleds, they may provide a good hunt or a valuable hide or hair, or they may even be a miniature toy breed meant to thrill a child.

Other than acknowledging that most of these animals demand a large farm or ranch, we can't really overgeneralize about this group. Some of these mammals are surprisingly tough and easy to care for. Others are best left to the experts. Make sure you inform yourself fully about the needs of the animal before you invest.