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KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
AGRICULTURE SYLLABUS - FORM II
17.0.0 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION III (SELECTION AND BREEDING) (12 LESSONS)
17.2.1 Reproduction and reproductive systems.
Factors to consider in selecting a breeding stock
- Camels Methods of selection
- mass selection
- contemporary comparison
- progeny testing
Terms used in breeding
- Dominant and recessive genes
- Heterosis (hybrid vigour)
- Line breeding
Note: Discuss under the headings:
17.2.4 Signs of heat in:
Note: Study the oestrus cycle of each of the above
17.2.5 Methods of service in livestock
Note: Discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.
17.2.6 Signs of parturition
Note: Learners to handle livestock in appropriate caring manner.