Translation:The farmers work with cows and chickens.
Hi Kevin, I'm not sure, but in my experience in italy I've only ever heard people use "contadino" for farmer, so I don't think it's unusual.
Frequently, in both written and spoken Italian, the letter d is appended to the words a (to, at, in), e (and), and o (or) when the following word begins with a vowel. Take a look at this link for clarification on its current vs. traditional use. http://italian.about.com/od/grammar/a/aa091708a.htm