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What is meant by the term 'breed'? What are the objectives of animal breeding

7/8/2015 CBSE



What is meant by the term 'breed'? What are the objectives of animal breeding?






Answer :


A breed is a special variety of animals within a species. It is similar in most
characters such as general appearance, size, configuration, and features with
other members of the same species. Jersey and Brown Swiss are examples of
foreign breeds of cattle. These two varieties of cattle have the ability to
produce abundant quantities of milk. This milk is very nutritious with high
protein content.



Objectives of animal
breeding:



(i) To
increase the yield of animals.



(ii) To
improve the desirable qualities of the animal produce.



(iii) To
produce disease-resistant varieties of animals.




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