Farm management and livestock production 2



Farm management can be defined as the making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit. Farm management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit.

Livestock production is very important in the world today as a source of livelihood for resource poor farmers’ — provision of food and food products and as a source of income. However, livestock productivity in many countries is below their genetic potential because of inadequate and imbalanced feeds and feeding, poor reproductive management and animal diseases exacerbated by lack of proper farm management techniques, such as animal husbandry extension, artificial insemination (AI) and/or veterinary services.