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State and explain five reasons for keeping livestock.

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  1. source of food-animal products like meat and milk, are used as food
  2. source of energy-Animal dung is used to generate biogas used for domestic activities e.g lighting and cooking
  3. source of income-when products of animals are sold or livestock themselves, they create income
  4. provision of raw materials —products like skin/hide can be used in leather industries
  5. provision of farm power- animal like oxen can be used to provide power in the farm
  6. provision of organic manure
  7. cultural uses such as payment of dowry or slaughtered during ceremonies
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