Methods of farm animal improvement - SS3 Agriculture Past Questions & Answers - page 1

1

What is the primary goal of farm animal improvement methods?

A

Reduce genetic diversity

B

Increase the cost of production

C

Enhance the quality and productivity of livestock

D

Decrease animal welfare

CORRECT OPTION: c
2

What can happen when farm animal selection focuses too much on a single trait?

A

Increased genetic diversity

B

Reduced productivity

C

Unintended negative consequences in other areas

D

Improved animal health

CORRECT OPTION: c
3

Why is careful record-keeping important in farm animal improvement?

A

It's not important at all

B

It helps increase genetic diversity

C

It's essential for tracking progress and making informed breeding decisions

D

It leads to decreased productivity

CORRECT OPTION: c
4

What is a potential disadvantage of intense selection or inbreeding in farm animal improvement?

A

Increased disease resistance

B

Improved animal welfare

C

Reduced genetic diversity

D

Faster genetic improvement

CORRECT OPTION: c
5

Which factor can be a motivation for selecting farm animals that are better suited to their local environment?

A

Unintended consequences

B

Adaptation to environmental conditions

C

Ethical concerns

D

Increased cost of production

CORRECT OPTION: b
6

What is the primary advantage of selecting animals with desired traits for breeding?

A

Reduced productivity

B

Increased genetic diversity

C

Improved genetic makeup over time

D

Decreased disease resistance

CORRECT OPTION: c
7

What is the purpose of farm animal improvement methods?

A

To reduce the number of animals on a farm

B

To make animals look more attractive

C

To enhance the quality and productivity of livestock

D

To increase the size of farm animals

CORRECT OPTION: c
8

Which disadvantage is associated with farm animal improvement methods?

A

Increased disease susceptibility

B

Loss of genetic diversity

C

Reduced adaptation to the environment

D

Lower cost of production

CORRECT OPTION: b
9

What can result from breeding for rapid growth in animals, such as chickens?

A

Increased disease resistance

B

Stronger bones

C

Unintended consequences like weaker bones

D

Reduced animal productivity

CORRECT OPTION: c
10

Why is breeding for disease resistance in farm animals advantageous?

A

It increases the need for costly treatments

B

It reduces the genetic diversity

C

It can result in healthier animals and cost savings

D

It leads to unethical practices

CORRECT OPTION: c
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