Q.4 What is meant by the following terms? (i) Rearing (ii) Shearing (iii) Sericulture

Answer :

(i) Rearing:
The process of keeping, feeding, breeding, and medical care of useful animals is called the rearing of animals.
Rearing means bringing up and taking care of little sheep until the sheep becomes fully grown.
These animals produce one or more useful products for human beings.

The process of removing the fleece of the sheep along with a a thin layer of skin is called shearing.
It is done using machines similar to those used by barbers to remove hairs..

(iii) Sericulture:
Rearing of silkworms to get silk is called Sericulture.
It’s the process where the rearing of silkworms is done for the production of silk.

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