Breeding is an important topic in livestock production and farming. Though some livestock farmers don’t value breeding, it remains the tool to improve the animals on your farm. Breeding is a very broad topic, but for this purpose of this post, everything will be made brief, but inbreeding and crossbreeding… [Read More]
The names of sexes, young and act of giving birth of livestock species are stated on the table below:
Pregnancy, also known as gestation, is the condition where a female animal has young, developing in her uterus. The period of pregnancy also known as gestation period is the time between conception and parturition (giving birth). It is economically important to detect if a female animal is pregnant or not.
What is Castration? Castration is defined as the destruction or removal of the testes, epididymis, and a part of spermatic cord from a male animal e.g. ram, buck, bull. Male animals that are reserved for fattening and those that are needed for breeding or mating should be castrated. Castration is… [Read More]
Generally in the animal kingdom, except in higher primates like apes, bamboos, etc., female animals have a particular period they allow a male to mate them. This period is known as ‘heat period’ or ‘oestrus period’. In simple words, heat or oestrus is the period a female animal is ready… [Read More]