Introduction to Animal Breeding

Animal breeding is the process of selective mating of animals with desirable genetic traits, to maintain or enhance these traits in future generations.

Course Overview

The population explosion and a poor distribution of food are among the world’s greatest problems today. Animals throughout the world supply human beings with milk, meat, egg, draft power, transportation, hides, fertilizer and many other useful products. Therefore, animal breeding is the beginning or the foundation to meet out the requirement. Hence, it behoves agriculturists and livestock breeders to give special attention to their program of animal breeding. Animal breeding is a fascinating discipline. It has long been recognized as one branch of arts and only recently it started to be recognized as a special branch of science. It is also one of the steps in the process of animal production, but it is the first step and fundamental to a sound animal husbandry. Application of improved methods of breeding, feeding, management and disease control during the last few decades has greatly increased the efficiency of production.

What you’ll learn
  • Understand some important concept in animal breeding
  • Explain the historical perspective and objectives of animal breeding
  • Explain the fundamental principles of inheritance in animal breeding
  • List and explain the types, causes and measurements of variations in animal populations
  • Explain the concepts of repeatability and heritability and their estimation
  • Explain different types of genes and genes action
  • Differentiate between quantitative and qualitative characters in animal

Candidates must;

  • Be proficient in English Language
  • Have access to either a computer or smartphone with Internet Connectivity.
  • Be equipped with quality webcam and headphones
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 8 Weeks – ₦200,000
  • Fast-Track – 6 Weeks – ₦300,000
Program Dates
  • August – October, 2024
  • October – December, 2024
  • February – April, 2025
  • May – July, 2025