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KENYA CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

AGRICULTURE SYLLABUS - FORM II

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17.0.0 LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION III (SELECTION AND BREEDING) (12 LESSONS)

17.1.0 Specific Objectives

17.2.1 Reproduction and reproductive systems.

  • Cattle

  • Poultry

17.2.2 Selection:

  • meaning

  • Factors to consider in selecting a breeding stock

   - Cattle

   - Sheep

   - Goats

   - Pigs

   - Camels Methods of selection

   - mass selection

   - contemporary comparison

   - progeny testing

17.2.3 Breeding

  • Meaning

  • Terms used in breeding

   - Dominant and recessive genes

   - Heterosis (hybrid vigour)

   - Epistasis

  • Breeding systems

   - Cross-breeding

   - Up-grading

   - Inbreeding

   - Line breeding

   - Out-crossing

Note: Discuss under the headings:

- Definition

- Advantages

-Disadvantages

17.2.4 Signs of heat in:

  • Cattle

  • Pigs

  • Rabbits

Note: Study the oestrus cycle of each of the above

17.2.5 Methods of service in livestock

  • Natural mating

  • Artificial insemination

  • Embryo transplant

Note: Discuss advantages and disadvantages of each.

17.2.6 Signs of parturition

  • Cattle

  • Pigs

  • Rabbits

Note: Learners to handle livestock in appropriate caring manner.