WEEK 6 -GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (HUSBANDRY) – MEANING AND EXAMPLES OF LIVESTOCK
WEEK 6 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
THEME: ANIMAL PRODUCTION
PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Examples) of Livestock (Primary 5)
TOPIC: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
By the end of the lesson, the pupils should have attained the following objectives (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) and should be able to:
understand general requirements for livestock management.
The pupils are required to already have learned Farm animal.
The teacher will teach the lesson with the aid of:
chart of different farm animals.
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.
Scheme of Work
9 – Years Basic Education Curriculum
All Relevant Material
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
MEANING OF LIVESTOCK
Livestock are animals (as cows, horses, and pigs) kept and raised especially on a farm and for profit.
REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
Farm animals require a lot of things in their production. These include:
There are different types of farm animals. The most common ones are sheep, goat, pig, cattle and poultry.
Each of these animals has a different housing requirement or need. For example, Kids and lambs should be kept together with their mother.
House should be kept clean, dry and warm always.
There are animals that feed on grasses in the pastures. Examples are goats, sheep, cattle, horses, zebras, kangaroos, etc.
There are animals that feed on foodstuffs like grain, cereal, yam peels, cassava peels, plantain peels, some vegetable materials and concentrates. Examples are pigs, goats, sheep, etc.
Water is provided in water troughs for drinking and wallowing by pigs.
3. Care of farm animals
1. Cleaning animal environment
2. Animal inspection
3. Food hygiene
4. Clean water
LESSON TWO – REVISION AND WEEK 6 LESSON ASSESSMENT
As stated in performance objectives or lesson evaluation.
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 requirements for livestock management.
Pupil’s Activities – Participate in the discussion.
3. Discusses housing requirements for different farm animals.
Pupil’s Activities – List housing requirements for different farm animals.
4. Guides the pupils to identify animals that feed on grass.
Pupil’s Activities – Identify animals that feed on grass.
5. Discusses the care of farm animals.
Pupil’s Activities – List and discuss reasons for caring for farm animals.
- To conclude the lesson for the week, the teacher revises the entire lesson and links it to the following week’s lesson – component of animal feed.
Pupils to –
1. Discuss what livestock means.
2. State the general requirements for livestock production.