Strategies For Enhancement In Food Production – Notes
Management of Dairy and Poultry Farms
Animal husbandry refers to the breeding and rearing of livestock.
Dairy farming refers to rearing animals for milk and milk products.
Dairy farm management refers to management methods used to increase the production of milk.
Proper sheltering, feeding and cleaning of cattle are required to achieve a good yield.
Poultry refers to the meat of chicken, duck, turkey and geese.
Poultry farms also employ management practices such as proper breed selection, shelter, feed and healthcare for the rearing of domestic fowls or birds.
Breed refers to a group of animals possessing many similar characters.
Inbreeding is mating between animals of the same breed which have a common ancestor within four to six generations.
Continuous inbreeding closely related individuals results in inbreeding depression.
Out-breeding is breeding between animals belonging to the same breed with no common ancestor, different breeds or different species.