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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION 1 [COMMON BREEDS]
The term livestock is used to refer to all domesticated animals. These animals include cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs, rabbits, camels, bees, fish and donkeys.
The importance of keeping livestock:
Cattle can be classified into two groups based on their origin. These are;
They are small in size and with a distinct hump and include:
a. Dairy cattle breeds.
b. Beef cattle breeds.
3. Dual Purpose Breeds
Purpose of Keeping Sheep;
Goats well adapted to a wide range of environmental conditions because of the following characteristics:
French alpine (Pigs)
Advantages of Crosses
Characteristics of Dual-Purpose Breeds
Kept for the following reasons:
Dromedary (Camelus dromedarius)
Terms used to describe livestock in different age, sex and use