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SUMMARY OF THE EXECUTIVE
During the New Stone Age, sheep were domesticated for the first time. Sheep domestication has been documented in Iraq since 9000 BC. According to a DNA study, domestic sheep descended from two progenitor species, one of which is the moufflon. Among the moufflons are Ovis musimon and Ovis Orientalis. Despite the fact that the second ancestor has yet to be located, both the urinal and the argali have been ruled out as possible second ancestors.
The urinal (O. vignei) may be found from northern Iran to northwest India. Although it interbreeds with the mouflon, it has more chromosomes (58) than domestic sleep (54). Inner Asian argali sleepers (O. aminan) have 56 chromosomes, whereas Siberian snow sheep (ovisnivi cola) has 52. The soay ram exhibits a wide variety of sleeping traits, which is in stark contrast to the animal’s traditional appearance. According to historical accounts, sheep provided early pastoral people with meat, wool, tallow, skin, and milk.
The 300 layer sheep production will be able to repay its borrowed cash after three years of operation if the business strategy is implemented as planned.
The livestock population of Nigeria was estimated to be 175,940,000 poultry, 40,234,000 goats, 18,386,000 cattle, and 1,330,000 sheep in 1995.
Feedstuffs include energy in the form of carbohydrates, lipids, and oil. An animal must have enough energy to maintain body functions and produce meat and milk. Grain, molasses, and brewer’s dried grains are examples of high-energy foods.
At this point of the project, job descriptions aren’t necessary since the farm will take care of it as it grows. The farm manager’s office will be overseen by the farmer, who has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and has experience in sheep production.
In 1998, 352,194,000 sheep, 219,138,000 cattle, and 192,452,000 goats were estimated to be in Nigeria’s livestock population.