Category: Livestock Production and Management Notes

Livestock Production and Management Notes

Role of livestock and poultry in Indian agriculture
Various systems of livestock production
Integrated farming system – (IFS)
Definition of breed-classification of indigenous, exotic cattle and buffaloes
Breed characteristics of Sindhi
Breed characteristics of Jersey
Breed characteristics of Holstein Friesian
Breed characteristics of Kangayam
Breed characteristics of Murrah and Surti
Breeding – importance of cross breeding
Signs of estrous cycle and Optimum time for crossing
Artificial Insemination
Housing Management – Farm Site Selection & Space Requirement
Systems of Housing
Care and management of new born calf
Care and management of heifers
Care and management of pregnant, lactating animals and work bullocks
Milk
Clean Milk Production
Principles of milking and Methods of Milking
Machine Milking
Common Adulterants of Milk
Processing of Milk
Effect of temperature on bacterial multiplication
Nutrition – Balanced Ration & Desirable Characteristics of a Ration
Requirement and Importance of Green Fodder
Systems of Fodder Production
Value of Tree Fodder
Fodder Cultivation
Fodder Leaves
Method of Harvesting the Tree Fodder
Carrying Capacity and Forage Cycle
Understanding Pasture – Stocking Rate and Carrying
Viral Diseases-Foot and Mouth – Bacterial Diseases
Zoonotic diseases – prevention and control (Anthrax, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, and Rabies)
Sheep Farming
Goat Farming
Classification of Sheep Breeds of Indian and Exotic Origin
Classification of Goat Breeds of Indian and Exotic Origin
Systems of Rearing – Housing Management for adult and young stock
Care and Management of Ram, Ewe and Lamb
Common Disease of Sheep and Goat
Classification of poultry
Care and management of chicks-Brooder management
Systems of Housing- Deep Litter and Cage Systems
Alternative Housing Systems of Poultry
Care and Management of Layers
Care and Management of Broilers
Poultry Nutrition – Feed formulation
Marketing channels in poultry
Classification of Poultry Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Swine Husbandry – Common breeds of exotic origin
Swine Nutrition
House for Pigs
Control and prevention of swine diseases
Market Pigs
Breedable Population of Pig
Care and Management of Boar and Sows
Care and Management of New Born Piglet.
Nutritive Value of Tree Leaves
Rural Milk Collection

Zoonotic diseases – prevention and control (Anthrax, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, and Rabies)

Zoonotic diseases – prevention and control (Anthrax, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, and Rabies) ZOONOSES: Are diseases of animals including Homo sapiens. Its infective agents have become adapted to a particular animal species during course of evolution and can exist in these animals by uninterrupted infection chains. In narrow (epidemiological) sense, transfer of causative agent of an animal […]

Systems of Rearing – Housing Management for adult and young stock

Systems of Rearing – Housing Management for adult and young stock System of Production: Nomadic: Permanent Subsistence commercial 1. Teathering 2.Extensive 3. Semi intensive 4 Intensive Teathering : Sedentary system Suitable to areas of intensive agriculture Controlled system of management Minimum labour input Utilization of feed stuffs in site Extensive system: Allowed for grazing on […]

Swine Nutrition

Swine Nutrition Monogastric and omnivorous – low fibre, high quality protein (Animal sources) Requirement: Energy, protein, mineral, vitamins and additives Energy: Starch – grains Fat – oils – upto 10% (normally 4-6%) fibre – Should not exceed 5-6% if exceeds – low growth rate digestibility Sources: Cereals, Millets, Byproducts – Bran, molasses – rich in […]