Back to Course

SS3: AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

0% Complete
0/0 Steps
  1. Crop Improvement | Week 1
    9 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  2. Animal Improvement | Week 2
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  3. Animal Health Management I - Introduction | Week 3
    7 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  4. Animal Health Management II | Week 4
    5 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  5. Animal Health Management III | Week 5
    7 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  6. Aquaculture | Week 6
    11 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  7. Apiculture or Bee-keeping | Week 7
    10 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz



Lesson Progress
0% Complete

Topic Content:

  • Definition of Animal Improvement
  • Aims of Animal Improvement
Ndama 1
N’dama cow

What is Animal Improvement?

Animal Improvement refers to the ways of developing and breeding only those animals that show the greatest merit under consideration such as good feed conservation, growth rate, disease resistance and egg size.

It also involves the upgrading of existing (local) breeds as a result of some desirable characteristics which they possess. Thus, animals with desirable characters are selected by man to meet specific needs in terms of high milk production or meat in cattle, goat or sheep, etc.

Improvement in animal production is achieved by:

  • Importation of exotic animals of the same species for use in cross-breeding with local ones.
  • Artificial insemination

 

You are viewing an excerpt of this Topic. Subscribe Now to get Full Access to ALL this Subject's Topics and Quizzes for this Term!

Click on the button "Subscribe Now" below for Full Access!

Subscribe Now

Note: If you have Already Subscribed and you are seeing this message, it means you are logged out. Please Log In using the Login Button Below to Carry on Studying!

Responses

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

error: Alert: Content selection is disabled!!