Enlist the Steps Involved in Inbreeding of Cattle - Biology


Enlist the steps involved in inbreeding of cattle.



Superior Female: It is the cow or buffalo that produces more milk per lactation. ​
Superior Male: It is the bull that gives rise to a superior progeny as compared to other males.

The steps involved in the inbreeding of cattle are as follows:

  • Superior males and superior females of the same breed are identified and are made to mate in pairs.​
  • The progeny obtained is evaluated and superior males and females among them are identified for further mating.​
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2014-2015 (March) Delhi Set 1


Mating of two closely related individuals within the same breed is called ______.

(a) In-breeding

(b) Out-breeding

(c) Out-crossing

(d) Cross-breeding

Give the economic importance of ‘fisheries’

Mention any ‘two’ methods used to prevent spoilage of fish

Enumerate any six essentials of good, effective Dairy Farm Management Practices.

State the disadvantage of inbreeding among cattle. How it can be overcome?

Enlist four important components of poultry farm management.

Write the effect of the high concentration of L.H. on a mature Graafian follicle

What is meant by the term ‘breed’?

Give reason – ‘Archaeopteryx is called connecting link between reptiles and birds’.

Which growth hormone is used to enhance dairy productivity?

What is inbreeding depression?

Explain the importance of "selection" during inbreeding in cattle

scientific term for an animal behaviour which benefits others but is of no advantage to itself.

What is pisiculture? Give one advantage.

What is artificial insemination? Mention two ways in which it is useful in the breeding of dairy animals

State the economic importance of lac culture.

Put a tick mark (✓) against the correct alternative in the following statement:

Which one of the following is a viral disease of poultry?

  1. Ranikhet disease
  2. Cholera
  3. Coryze
  4. Aspergillosis

Name the following:

A kashmiri goat which gives expensive wool ….

Name any two high-yielding indigenous breeds of cow.

Briefly explain the term Sericulture.

What is the meaning of the term “aquaculture”? Name any three animals which can be cultured by this method.

Multiple choice question. Tick (✓) the correct choice:

Which of the following is a crossbreed of poultry?

  1. Aseel
  2. White Leghorn
  3. HH260
  4. Rhode Island Red

Name two examples of Draught animals.

Define the term Apiculture.

Define the term Piggery.

What is honey?

‘Rearing of sheep is a livestock’. Justify this statement.

Write a short note.

Agro-complementary business

Give the economic importance of fisheries. 

Enumerate any four essential features of good and effective poultry farm management practices.

Write a short note on Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer Technology. 

Answer the following question.
A herd of cattle is showing reduced fertility and productivity. Provide one reason and one suggestion to overcome this problem.

Name the genus to which baculoviruses belong. Describe their role in integrated pest management programmes.

Distinguish between the following

Marine Fishing and inland fishing

With very low investments ______ can be made into profitable venture for small farmers.

Fishing done in 20 - 30 miles away from the shore is known as ______.

______ is reared in the arid, semi-arid, and mountainous areas in Tamil Nadu.

______ is the best alternative for rearing in the marginal and undulating lands.

______ is also known as ‘poor man’s cow’.

districts lead in the Inland fish production.

Match the following:-

1. Rearing of birds (a) Apiculture
2. Rearing of honeybees (b) Horticulture
3. Rearing of silkworms (c) Poultry farming
4. Growing fruits (d) Sericulture

______ is also called inshore fishing or neritic fishing.

Give reasons for the following:

Livestock has remained an integral part of the socio-economic fabric of rural people.

In Multiple Ovulation Embryo Transfer, the cow is administered with ______ to induce follicular.

______ is the branch of agriculture.

Find out the correct sentence

  1. Hybridisation means crossing between genetically dissimilar plants
  2. Cross between two varieties is called as interspecific hybridisation
  3. Introducing genes of the desired character into a plant gives genetically modified crop
  4. Cross between plants of two species is called inter varietal hybridisation

Cattle husbandry is done for the following purposes

  1. Milk Production
  2. Agricultural work
  3. Meat production
  4. Egg production

Animal husbandry is the scientific management of

  1. animal breeding
  2. culture of animals
  3. animal livestock
  4. rearing of animals

Name two types of animal feed and write their functions.

Percentage composition of fibroin and sericin in silk is:

The world's highly prized yielding pashmina breed is:

Eri silkworm is grown on:

Which method is used to expose harmful recessive genes? 

More than 70 per cent of livestock population is found in ______.

Which gene is introduced in sheep to increase meat production?

Human proteins expressed in cattle milk.

Give a reason All animals are called consumers.


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