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Agricultural Science Paper 2, May/June 2010  
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Question 8

(a) Name four breeds of chicken used for commercial egg production. [ 4 marks]
(b) State two functions of each of the following components in the diet of farm animals:
(i) water;
(ii) minerals;
(iii) antibiotics;
 (iv) protein.   [ 8 marks]
(c) Enumerate four advantages of the intensive system of rearing ruminants.{ 4 marks]


OBSERVATION

This question was popular with the candidates. In question 8(a), some candidates could not name the breeds of chicken used for commercial egg production. However, in question 1 (b) (i - iv), majority of the candidates were able to state the functions of water, minerals, antibiotics and protein in the diet of farm animals. Further to this, majority of the candidates could enumerate the advantages of the intensive system of rearing ruminants as demanded in question 8(c).
The expected answers include:
Breeds of chicken used for commercial egg production
White leghorn
Rhode Island Red
New Hampshire
Plymouth Rock
Australorp
Brown Leghorn
Light Sussex
Barred Plymouth Rock

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