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LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (RABBIT REARING)

SUBJECT: AGRICULTURAL STUDIES

TERM: THIRD TERM

WEEK: WEEK 2

CLASS: PRIMARY 6

DURATION: 40 MINUTES

TITLE: LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION (RABBIT REARING)

Units:

Rabbit Rearing (Male –Buck, Female – Doe)

  1. Choice Of Rabbit Rearing
  2. Housing/ Hutches
  3. Feeding And Drinking Equipment
  4. Disease Control
  5. Records

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this Module, Pupils should be able know about:

  • Rabbit Rearing (Male –Buck, Female – Doe)
  • Choice Of Rabbit Rearing
  • Housing/ Hutches
  • Feeding And Drinking Equipment
  • Disease Control
  • Records

TEACHING AND LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard/ Chalkboard
  • Explanatory posters/pictures
  • Explanatory videos

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHOD

  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Questions and Answers.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Universal Basic Education Curriculum.
  • NERDC Basic Education Curriculum for Primary Schools.
  • Online Materials.
  • Lagos State Agricultural Science Scheme of Work
  •  Agricultural Science for Primary Schools.

                        MODULE CONTENT

Livestock production is the rearing of animals for profit.

RABBIT REARING

A male rabbit is called buck while a Female rabbit is called Doe.

Before rearing rabbits, we have to consider some things such as.

  1. Choice of Rabbit for Rearing

The farmer have to know the type of rabbit to use by looking at:

  • The Ability of the rabbit to  grow rapidly
  • A good converter of food into body weight
  • Ability to resist diseases(disease resistant)
  • Ability to give birth to many young ones in a liter.
  • Good quality hides and skin
  • Choice of Housing/ Hutches: the farmer will check for a good hutch to keep the rabbits.
  • Feeding And Drinking Equipment: Feeding Materials such as; Hays, Grasses, Cereals, Grains, leafy Vegetables, dry bread, pelleted ration, kitchen waste, mineral salt, clean, cool water, and concentrates(groundnut, palm kernel, soybeans and cotton seed).
  • Disease control
  • Records – Births Dates, Sizes of litters at kidling, Size of litter at weaning.

PRESENTATION

  • The Teacher revises the previous terms work.
  • The Teacher present the day’s lesson.
  • The Teacher explains the lesson in details.
  • The Teacher give room for student to ask question.

EVALUATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • Explain Rabbit Rearing (Male –Buck, Female – Doe)
  • Mention three Choice Of Rabbit Rearing
  • List three Feeding Materials for Rabbit rearing
  • List three Records for Rabbit rearing.

CONCLUSION: the teacher summarize the lesson.

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