Animal Breeding

R990.00

This course will teach you how to breed genetically superior animals. It contains information about genetics, pure breeding, cross breeding and selection.

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SPECIFIC OUTCOMES COVERED IN THIS LEARNER GUIDE:

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Gain a good understanding regarding basic genetics from cell division, genes, sex discrimination and sex linkage.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Understand gene mutations, lethal genes, the effect of the environment, hybrid vigour and heritability.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Understand the important selection principles in animal breeding.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Identify and understand the important aspects of pure breeding and cross breeding.

 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5

Understand the importance of livestock improvement such as performance testing, progeny testing and artificial insemination.

 

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