This PSEB 9th Class Agriculture Notes Chapter 9 Pig, Sheep, Goat and Rabbit Rearing will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 9th Class Agriculture Notes Chapter 9 Pig, Sheep, Goat and Rabbit Rearing
→ Reproduction in pigs is very rapid and they also eat less.
→ Exotic breeds of pigs – White Yorkshire, Landrace.
→ A healthy female pig comes in beat at the age of 5-6 months for the first time.
→ A female pig can give birth twice a year and can produce 10-12 piglets per farrowing.
→ In a shed of 160 square feet, 20 young pigs can be reared.
→ Goat milk is valuable for patients and old persons.
→ Indigenous breeds of goat are Beetal, Jamnapari.
→ Exotic breeds of Goat are Saanen, Alpine, and Boer.
→ Breeds of sheep are Marino, Corriedale.
→ Selection of good quality goat is done on the basis of 120 days lactation milk production.
→ The gestation period of sheep and goats is the same and is 145-157 days.
→ Sheep or goat requires 10 sq. feet of space whereas young lamb needs only 4 sq. feet of space.
→ Males which are for mutton purposes should be castrated at the age of 2 months.
→ A female rabbit can become pregnant at the age of 6-9 months for the first time.
→ The average age of rabbits is 5 years.
→ Breeds of rabbit for wool – German Angora, British’ Angora, Russian Angora.
→ Breeds of rabbit for meat – Grey Giant, Soviet Chinchilla, White Giant, Newzealand White.
→ Annual wool yield from Russian, British and German Angora is respectively 215, 230, 530 grams.
→ Wool can be taken at the age of 4 months from a rabbit.
→ Before starting the rearing of sheep, goats, or rabbits, first, get training for this purpose.