The term animal husbandry relates to a branch of agriculture which focuses on animals raised for meat, milk, fibre and eggs. The discipline includes day-to-day care, the rise of livestock and selective breeding.
Different are the branches related to this discipline including dairy farming, meat industry, poultry farming, aquaculture and beekeeping.
Dairy farming is a class of agriculture which focuses on the production of milk which is processed for sales. Dairy farming usually focuses on the production of milk from dairy cows. Nevertheless, other animal species can be used including goats, sheep and camels.
The meat industry is that branch of agriculture which concentrates on the production, packing, preservation and sales of meats. In economics, this area is seen as a fusion between the primary and secondary industry.
Poultry farming instead consists of the process of raising domesticated birds such as ducks, chickens, turkeys and goats for the purpose of eggs for food or farming meat.
Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, relates to the farming of fish, molluscs, crustaceans, aquatic plants and algae. The discipline, which involves the cultivation of freshwater and saltwater populations, is different from commercial fishing that is the harvesting of wild fish.
Finally, beekeeping is the process which permits to maintain bee colonies. Most of the bees which are kept are honey bees. A beekeeper is an individual who keeps bees as to collect honey or any other product which they produce.
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