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Sheep Breeding

The Dar Al-Khalaf Institute For Private Training in cooperation with the Abdul Aziz Hamad Al-Saqr Center for Development , Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry held the training program (Sheep Breeding) during the period from 17 to 20 April 2017.

The first axis: Introduction to sheep

 Livestock production is an essential component of agricultural production in the State of Kuwait, accounting for 38% of the total value of agricultural production. Livestock consumes agricultural natural resources in animal protein production and is thus indirect production of agricultural land. Is important for food security, especially animal protein.

 Sheep and goats occupy an advanced position in this production as they account for 61% of the self-sufficiency rate in the State of Kuwait, considering their suitability to the different agricultural conditions, especially in the reclaimed and desert lands, because they are highly efficient in converting non-dense pastures to meat, milk and wool , With the ability to seek behind these pastures for long distances in addition to withstand the harsh environmental conditions.

The second axis: feeding the sheep: Explain the following points:

 The digestive system of the sheep:

  • digestion
  • Absorption and distribution
  • Metabolism
  • Food needs of sheep
  • Raw feed materials
  • Ways of keeping feed
  • Special purpose feeding
  • Models of Relatives
  • Some general guidelines in nutrition
  • Food problems

The third axis: Reproduction in sheep:

  •  The female reproductive system
  • Male reproductive system
  • Puberty and the production of gametes
  • Preparation for vaccination season
  • Sheep vaccination systems
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth
  • Reproductive activity after birth

The Fourth   Axis : Health and Diseases

  • Signs of health in the animal

Division of diseases that may affect sheep and goats:
First: Viral diseases
Second: Bacterial diseases
Third: parasitic diseases (external – internal)
Immunizations and some necessary treatments when fattening sheep
Fifth Axis: Sheep Behavior:

  •  Sexual behavior
  • Maternal behavior
  • Behavior of the Leader
  • Collection behavior
  • Behavior of fear and inability to defend oneself
  • Intelligence and full vigilance
  • Constant motion
  • Behavior of shelter search
  • Behavior of follow – up behavior
  • Survey
  • Behavior of disease resistance
  • Behavior of light response
  • Climbing high places
  • Exploration
  • Sovereignty
  • Sleep behavior
  • Unfair Behavior (Adverse Behavior)

 Sixth axis: Monthly work on the farm:

  •  Numbering
  • Tattooing
  • Monthly Balance
  • Dunk the sheep
  • Mow the wool
  • Castration