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Animal Husbandry (Livestock)

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  • Animal Husbandry
  • Role of Animal Husbandry in Human Welfare
  • Advantages of Animal Husbandry
  • Management of farms and farm animals

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Animal husbandry:

  • Animal husbandry is the agricultural practice of rearing, breeding & raising livestock by scientific principles. 
  • It deals with: Care and breeding of useful livestock (buffaloes, cows, pigs, horses, cattle, sheep, camels, goats, bees, silkworms, etc).  
  • Poultry farming & fisheries are also a part of Animal Husbandry.  
  • Fisheries include Rearing, Catching, Selling, etc. of Fish, Molluscs (shellfish), and Crustaceans (prawns, crabs, etc.)  
  • 70% of world livestock is in India & China, but a contribution to the world farm produce is only 25%. i.e., the productivity is very low. 
  • The conventional practice of Animal breeding & Care (farm management practices) is the reason for low Productivity.
  • Hence, newer technologies are to be applied to achieve improvement in quality & productivity.

Management of Farms and Farm Animals: 

  • A professional approach required to boost our traditional practices of farm management. 
  • A professional approach: facilities, processes, materials & labour to produce product & service successfully. 
  • It can be discussed under two heading broadly: Dairy farm management & Poultry farm management.
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