|Livestock Production and Management (Paper Code: 17010205)|
Importance of livestock in the national economy; present status and future prospects of various livestock development programmes in India; important breeds of livestock: cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and swine; factors affecting reproduction in farm animals
Selection and breeding of livestock for higher milk and meat production; milk secretion, milking of animals and factors affecting milk yield and its composition; feeding and management of calves, growing heifers and milch animals etc.
Housing and rearing systems for different species of livestock; diseases of animals and their management health management and animal farm waste management practices; animal farm records; cost of milk production and economics of viable units of cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat and swine.
Classification of poultry and swine and their characteristics of important breeds; methods of rearing, breeding, feeding and management, incubation and hatching, brooding, vaccination and prevention of diseases, preservation of egg and meat, cost of production etc Breeds of dog and their rearing.
|Historical background of each livestock species including their characteristics. Present strategies of breeding programmes. Feeding schedules and rationing for different categories of livestock. Modern dairy farming including poultry.||
|Desirable to Know|
|Management and breeding practices of wild animals/ Zoo animals||2||Nice to Know|
Visit to livestock farms; identification, handling and restraining of animals;
selection, judging and culling of dairy animals;
feeding techniques and ration formulation; disease control,
housing and feeding practices; economics of livestock production;
incubation, hatching, housing and management of poultry;
|Visit to nearby private animal farm and poultry farms.||1||Desirable to Know|
|Recording of data of poultry farms and computation of economics
|1||Nice to Know|
1. Hand book of Animal husbandry-Indian Council of Agricultural Research Publication, New Delhi, Third Edition, 2002
2. Banerjee, G.C. 1993. A Text Book of Animal Husbandry. Oxford Book Company, Calcutta.
3. Dairy India Year Book 2001. A-25, Priyadarshini Vihar, DELHI.
Livestock Production and Management (Paper Code: 17010205)
- Livestock Production and Management (Paper Code: 17010205)