What do you mean by animal husbandry? State its two advantages.
Animal husbandry is the scientific management of livestock. It can be defined as the science of rearing, feeding, breeding, disease control and utilisation of animals. Animal based farming includes cattle, goat, sheep, poultry and fish farming.
Two advantages of animal husbandry are as follows
- Animal husbandry is required to meet the increasing demand of animal based goods like milk, meat, eggs, leather, etc., according to the size of the population and living standards of the people.
- Animal husbandry sets guidelines for proper management and systematic approach to animal