General Requirements for Livestock Production and Management (Primary 5)

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

 

AGRICULTURE

SECOND/THIRD TERM

WEEK 6 -GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (HUSBANDRY)  – MEANING AND EXAMPLES OF LIVESTOCK 

WEEK 6 – GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT 

PRIMARY 5

THEME: ANIMAL PRODUCTION 

PREVIOUS LESSON – Meaning (Examples) of Livestock (Primary 5)

TOPIC: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION 

 

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:

understand general requirements for livestock management.

 

ENTRY BEHAVIOR

The pupils are required to already have learned Farm animal.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

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. 

 

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

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:

1. Housing

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.

 

2. Food 

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. 

 

 

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 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.

 

CONCLUSION

  • 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.

 

LESSON EVALUATION

Pupils to –

1. Discuss what livestock means.

2. State the general requirements for livestock production.