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Livestock
Livestock forms an integral part of our daily lives either directly or indirectly. Most of us feed on products from livestock which make it an important part in the survival of the human beings meaning that this livestock should be well maintained. Proper maintenance entails proper feeding of the livestock ensuring that they maintain a good diet just like human beings. Livestock is a source of revenue to some families and most important a source of food. Proper feeding should, therefore, be considered if the livestock is to benefit us fully. Improper feeding entails bad feeding habits which imply that the livestock is not provided with all nutrients required. Improper feeding may have adverse effects on the livestock which may include malnourished livestock. Proper feeding entails providing livestock with fresh water, foods rich in nutrients such as phosphorus and hygienic location for the livestock. The overall effect of improper feeding is reduced yields and even death of some livestock. It is, therefore, paramount to ensure that livestock is well fed and provided with a balanced diet with the right amounts of nutrients to ensure high yields.

Artificial Insemination
Artificial insemination (AI) refers to the process by which sperm cells are collected from a male animal and then manually deposited into the reproductive tract of a female. The process is mostly preferred in the modern days than natural mating (Vishwanath 578).
Advantages of AI
It reduces the risks involved with natural mating such as accidents and reducing the risk of transmitting diseases from the male animal to the female animal (Vishwanath 579).
It increases efficiency because one male can be used to provide several sperms to be used in many other females.
The most important aspect of AI is that it can improve the genetics of a given herd which may be…...

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