Cattle farming is one of the methods of animal husbandry that is most beneficial for farmers. Better breeds of animals can be produced in this method. Good animal husbandry practices increases the production of animal products. Proper management of domestic animals in terms of shelter, feeding care and protection against diseases are performed in this method.
What is animal husbandry?
Animal husbandry refers to livestock raising and selective breeding. It is the management and care of animals in which the genetic qualities and behaviour of animals are further developed for profit.
- Dairy farming is the agricultural technique concerned with the long term production of milk, which is then processed to obtain dairy products such as curd, cheese, yoghurt, butter, cream, etc.
- Poultry farming is concerned with raising and breeding of birds for commercial purposes. Birds like ducks, chickens, geese, pigeons, turkeys, etc. are domesticated for eggs and meat.
- Fish farming is the process of raising fish in closed tanks or ponds for commercial purposes. There is an increasing demand for fish and fish protein.
- Bee farming or apiculture is the practice of maintaining bee colonies by humans in man-made hives. Honey bees are reared on a large scale.