Breeds of cattle; (humped and not resistant to trypanosomiaisis.)
(humpless and resistant to trypanosomiasis).
Humped cattle are found in the northern part of the country while the humpless are founf in the southern parts of the country.
The foreign breeds of cattle include;
Terminologies Used in cattle Husbandry
Bull- An adult male cattle.
Cow- An adult female cattle.
Calf- A young / baby cattle.
Heifer- A young female cattle that has not reached breeding stage or given birth at least once.
Bull calf- A young male cattle.
Ox- A castrated adult male cattle.
Serving- The process of mating in cattle.
Calving- The act of parturition in cattle.
Beef- The meat of an adult cattle.
Veal- The meat of a young cattle.
Dairy cattle- Cattle kept solely for the production of milk.
Beef cattle- Cattle kept solely for the production of meat.
Herd- A group of cattle.
Polled Cattle- A cattle without horn.
Humped Cattle- A cattle with hump.
Humpless Cattle- A cattle without horn.
Pen/shed/ barn- House of cattle.
Breeds of sheep;
Terminologies Used In Sheep Husbandry
Ram- An adult male sheep.
Ewe- An adult female sheep.
Lamb- Ayoung/ baby sheep.
Lambing- Parturition in sheep.
Mutton- Meat of an adult sheep.
Tupping – The process of mating in sheep.
Flock- A group pf sheep.
Suckling- A female sheep with offspring.
Duckling- The processing of removing the tail of a sheep.
Wether- A castrated male sheep.
Breeds of goat;
Terminologies Used In Goat Husbandry
Billy/buck- An adult male goat
Nanny/Doe- An adult female goat
Kid- A young / baby goat.
Kidding- the act of parturition in goats.
Chevon- the meat of an adult goat.
Wether– A castrated male goat.
Breeds of pig;
Terminologies Used In Pig Husbandry
Boar- An adult male pig
Sow- An adult female pig
Gilt- A young female pig that is about to reproduce or or has reproduced only once.
Piglet- A young/baby pig
Litter-A set of young pigs
Weaners- Young pigs that have just been separated from their mother
Fattners- Old pigs reared for the market size
Barrow/Hoy- A castrated male pig
Farrowing- The act of parturition in pig
In- sow- A pregnant sow
Dry sow- A sow that is not pregnant or has stopped lactating.
Pork- The meat of adult pig
Bacon- a salted pig meat.
Lard- The fat of pig or pig meat with fat.
Breeds of rabbit;
Terminologies Used In Rabbit Husbandry
Buck-An adult male rabbit
Doe- An adult female rabbit
Kitten/warren- Young/baby rabbit
Hutch- House of rabbit
Pett- Skin of a rabbit
Litter- All the young ones produced at the same time by one doe.
Kindling- The act of parturition in rabbit.
POULTRY HUSBANDRY (DOMESTIC FOWL)
Breeds of domestic fowl;
Terminologies Used In Poultry Husbandry (Domestic Fowl)
Cock- An adult male fowl( above one year of age)
Hen- An adult female fowl( above one year of age)
Cockerel- A young male fowl ( below one year of age)
Pullet- A young female fowl ( below one year of age)
Chick- A baby fowl
Layers- Birds raised mainly for egg production
Broilers- Birds raised mainly for meat production
Treading- The act of mating in poultry animals.
Capon- A castrated male fowl
Caponisation- The process of castrating a fowl.
Flock- A group of young chicks
Chicken- Meat of an adult fowl.
Candling- The process of checking eggs in a dark room bu passing concentrated concentrated light through an egg to know if the egg is fertile or not, and also to know if the embryo is still living or dead.
Incubation- The process of providing fertilized eggs with optimum conditions necessary for the development of the embryo and its successful hatching either naturally or artificially.
Brooding- Process by which newly hatched chicks are provided with heat until they develop enough feathers to keep themselves warm.