How to Raise Livestock and Procedures for Rearing Farm Animals like Cattle, Sheep and Pigs (Primary 5)

Last Updated on July 15, 2020 by Alabi M. S.

 

AGRICULTURE

PREVOCATIONAL STUDIES

SECOND AND THIRD TERM 

WEEK 11

PRIMARY 5

PREVIOUS LESSON – 

TOPIC: PROCEDURES FOR REARING FARM ANIMALS 

 

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:

1. mention steps involved in raising livestock.

2. describe how to raise a named farm animal.

3. identify and select appropriate housing and equipment for rearing – rabbits, guinea pigs, chicken.

4. feed the livestock with the appropriate rations.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned effects of dirty environment. And starvation.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:

chart of different animal houses.

 

 

METHOD OF TEACHING – Choose a suitable and appropriate methods for the lessons.

Note – Irrespective of choosing methods of teaching, always introduce an activities that will arouse pupil’s interest or lead them to the lessons. 

 

REFERENCE MATERIALS

Scheme of Work

9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum

Course Book

All Relevant Material

Online Information

 

Relevant links 

Third Term Scheme of Work and Plan Lesson Note for Agriculture Primary 4 Primary 5 and Primary 6 Links

Useful and Quick Links for Second Term Plan Lesson Notes All Subjects Primary 4, Primary 5 and Primary 6

 

CONTENT OF THE LESSON 

LESSON ONE – INTRODUCTION

There are many steps involved in raising farm animals, right from when they are young, till when they are mature and are ready for marketing or personal consumption.

 

 

GENERAL PROCEDURES FOR REARING FARM ANIMALS 

A. Housing

1. Construct a house or provide shelter

2. Provide shelter

3. Provide necessary rearing equipment

4. Buy the young animal to rear

 

B. Feeding

5. Provide feed and water daily.

 

C. Health Care 

6. Provide medications when necessary

7. Clean the house regularly

8. Routine check by veterinary personnel

9. Removal of sick or dead animals

 

D. Handling for Marketing

10. Sell or slaughter when matured

 

Note – animals like cattle are kept in open field to graze on the pasture. While the nursing cattle are kept and feed properly in a shelter. 

 

Teacher’s Activities

A trip to the nearest farm animals, guides and allows pupils to demonstrate some of these procedures under the instructions of the farmer.

Also to the nearest market to see how people handle the sales farm animals. 

 

Related lesson – Specific Needs of Young Animals for Healthy Growth – Needs of Growing Farm Animals (Primary 5)

 

LESSON 2 – REVISION AND WEEK 11 LESSON ASSESSMENT 

As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation. 

 

 

PRESENTATION

To deliver the lesson, the teacher adopts the following steps:

1. To introduce the lesson, the teacher revises the previous lesson. Based on this, he/she asks the pupils some questions;

2. Discusses the procedures for raising livestock.

Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the class discussion.

Teacher’s/Pupil’s Activities – Take the pupils on a trip to the nearest farm animals to demonstrate some procedures for rearing livestock. Also to the nearest market to see how people handle the sales farm animals.

 

CONCLUSION

  • To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to: 

1. construct good hutches and cages.

2. keep proper farm records.

 

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