What is meant by the term breed?



What is meant by the term breed? What are the objectives of animal breeding?


A breed is a group of animals related by descent and similar in most character like general appearance, features, size configuration, etc. Red Dane, Jersey, Brown Swiss are the examples of foreign breeds of cow. Objectives of animal breeding are:
(i) To increase the yield of animals.
(ii) To produce disease resistant varieties of animals.
(iii) To improve the desirable qualities of the animal
produce such as milk, etc., having high protein content, etc.