Animal husbandry is an occupation practiced usually by farmers which includes caretaking, breeding and overall development of domestic animals and livestock. Cattles, sheeps, hens, goats, pigs and other domestic animals are nurtured and used for business profit by humans specifically farmers. Cattles include cows and buffaloes which provide milk... Read More
Animal husbandry is an occupation practiced usually by farmers which includes caretaking, breeding and overall development of domestic animals and livestock. Cattles, sheeps, hens, goats, pigs and other domestic animals are nurtured and used for business profit by humans specifically farmers. Cattles include cows and buffaloes which provide milk and bullocks are used in farms and for meat. These animals are provided with fodder and forage to improve their overall health and obtain quality milk. Milk is a largest product used by dairy industries worldwide. Goats and sheep are used for meat. Sheep produces wool and it has wide application in the clothing industry. Other livestock like hens are used for meat and eggs. Poultry is associated with animal husbandry which provides meat and eggs on large scale which is consumed globally.
Grazing of sheeps and goats is done on grasslands which helps maintain ecosystem balance. Breeding is another technique used to increase profit and product quality obtained from domestic animals. Cattles like cows are mated with high quality cows to increase milk quality and quantity produced by cows. Sheeps produce wool as a raw material used in warm clothing. Sheep breeding is done to obtain high quality wool. Bullocks are used in farming and for meat (beef) which is consumed on a large scale. Animals like bulls and pigs are given high quantity food so as to obtain better quality meat.
Occupations like pisciculture and sericulture are also associated with animal husbandry. Pisciculture involves breeding of fishes in an artificial aquatic conditions. Sericulture involves silk production from silkworms. Silk is used in clothing industry to make ethnic clothes and apparels. Animal husbandry has led to rapid growth in dairy industry and its development. Meat and other products obtained from animal husbandry are also important profitable aspects of this occupation. Animal health is a major concern in this occupation. Government regulation and norms have to be followed by the people in this occupation.
The research reports and profiles listed in animal husbandry category provide extensive range of market conditions, product trends, market data and analysis. The database gives a detailed outlook of this sub-category. Industry overviews, market share and growth, sales statistics and projections, and animal husbandry company profiles are also featured. Read Less
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