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close this book Agricultural development workers training manual: Volume IV Livestock
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View the document Appendix C: Small animal production training goals
View the document Appendix D: Sample examination

Introduction to Volume IV

Purpose Of This Volume

This volume was designed to serve as a resource for livestock trainers. It was not intended to stand alone and should be used in conjunction with the other 3 volumes of this manual as well as the other technical publications listed in the bibliography. This volume provides ideas on how to integrate livestock training with other components into an Agricultural Extension training. For more detailed information on the use of these manuals refer to the Introduction of Volume I. This manual also provides technical guidelines to be used as resources.

This volume was written in conjunction with the other three (3) volumes that make up this manual. To run an integrated training they are to be used collectively. This volume is a resource for trainers rather than a blueprint of how to run a training.

Intended Audience

This manual is intended for livestock trainers who are working in an integrated Agricultural Extension training program. It is designed primarily for experienced livestock trainers who are working with generalist Peace Corps Ag. volunteers.

How To Use This Volume

Chapter I is intended to orient trainers using this volume to its contents. It also provides detailed ideas on how to prepare and carry out a livestock training.

Chapter II provides information on the curriculum. It includes a fiat of the five (5) different skill groups and a sessions list for each skill group. It also contains a lesson plan (grouped by their respective skill groups) for each session.

Chapter III includes the livestock technical guidelines and the appendix. Skill Group 1 (Livestock Development) is intended to be used in all training's as a generic tool in learning about general livestock production. Skill Groups II through V are specific to four (4) different animals (swine, rabbits, poultry, goats). These skills groups stand alone in the guidelines as separate sources of technical information. These guidelines can be adapted to different training situations where varying combinations of animals are used. For example, in one training rabbits and swine may be covered while in the next training it may be chickens and goats.

The guidelines represent a body of technical knowledge that can be duplicated and distributed to each trainee. Often trainers do not have time to draw up detailed handouts for each class. Therefore, these guidelines were written to fill the void of technical information. Hopefully, they will provide detailed, convenient, and easily accessible information to the trainee.

The Appendices include:


Bibliography and Resource Materials


Lists of Supplies


Small Animal Production Training Goals


Sample Examinations