Introduction to Animal Production

College and Vocational|Diploma|Animal Production

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Introduction to animal production
Animal production is an aspect of agricultural production. Agriculture is simply defined as the art and science of crop, animal and fibre production for human consumption. As a branch of agriculture, animal.....
Definition of terms
a) BreedA breed is a race or variety related by descent and similarity in certain distinguishable characteristics. More than 250 breeds of cattle are recognized throughout the World.A.....
Indigenous Cattle Breeds
Indigenous Cattle BreedsWidely distributed in the tropics.Kept by most ethnic groups in Africa- Maasai. Kalenjins, Ankole, Turkana etc.In Kenya these cattle.....
Exotic breeds {bos taurus}
These are either pure exotic breeds or crosses between the same breeds. Most of them areEuropean breeds which were brought by the white settlers. Important breeds include:Friesian, Ayrshire.....
Classification of cattle {type of animal}
Classification according to useBreeds of domesticated animals are sometimes grouped together because of the uses that humans make of them. Agricultural animals are raised for several.....
Types of farm livestock
Definition of Ruminant AnimalsRuminant Animals are animals having four compartment stomachs namely, rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasums. They are animals capable of ruminating.....
Role of Animal production Animals in Kenya’s economy
Supply food to Kenyan population in form of milk,meat,eggs etc.Provide raw materials industries e.g wool,hides and skin etc.Provide both formal and informal employmentEarns.....
Problems Confronting Livestock Production
A number of constraints confront the Kenyan livestock industry and impedes its growth and development. Some of the most limiting factors are listed and discussed as follow:1. Poor pastures.....
Animal production systems
Livestock production systems may be classified according to a number of criteria, the main ones being integration with crop production, the animal-land relationship, intensity of production, and type of.....
Brief History of Animal Production
Animal production perhaps began about 10,000 years ago, when man started domesticating animals from the wild for his immediate and continual needs. Man’s efforts in this regard deviated from killing and.....
The Status of Kenya’s Livestock Industry
In the context of effective demand, the country is currently self-sufficient in most of the animal products except in beef and mutton. However, recent studies on animal products demand and supply projection.....
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