KCSE Past Papers 2020 Agriculture Paper 2 (443/2)

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

2020 Agriculture Paper 2

SECTION A (30 marks)

Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.

1. State two functions of walking areas in a zero grazing unit.(1 mark)

2. Give four characteristics of succulent roughages.(2 marks)

3. State four symptoms of contagious abortion.(2 marks)

4. State four factors considered when selecting eggs for marketing.(2 marks)

5. State four maintenance practices that should be carried out on a hoof cutter.(2 marks)

6. State four limitations of a tractor as a source of power on the farm.(2 marks)

7. Name four beef cattle breeds.(2 marks)

8. State the origin of each of the following dairy cattle breeds:

(a) Friesian

(b) Ayrshire

9. State four control measures for foot rot.(2 marks)

10. State four signs of heat in pigs.(2 marks)

11. State two categories of livestock parasites.(1 mark)1

12. Name two types of calf pens used in cattle production.(1 marks)

13. State four ways in which identification in livestock production is important.(2 marks)

14. State four preventive measures for livestock diseases.(2 marks)

15. State four reasons for castration in livestock production.(2 marks)

16. Name four causes of livestock diseases.(2 marks)

17. State four methods of fish preservation.(2 marks)

SECTION B (20 marks)

Answer all the questions in this section.

18. Below is an illustration of the digestive system of livestock.

(a) Name one livestock with the digestive system illustrated above.(1 mark)

(b) Name the part labelled:

E(1 mark)

F(1 mark)

(c) State two functions of the part labelled part G.(2 marks)

19. Below is an illustration of a bird infected with a poultry disease.

(a) (i) Identify the disease.(1 mark)

(ii) Name another body part also affected by the lesions or wounds.(1 mark)

(b) State two predisposing factors of the disease.(2 marks)

(c) State one control measure of the disease.(1 mark)

20. Below is an illustration of a practice carried out in poultry.

(a)(i) Identify the practice.(1 mark)

(ii) Give one reason why the use of a hot iron is recommended for the practice illustrated.(1 mark)

(b) Name two poultry vices controlled by the practice illustrated.(2 marks)

(c) State one feeding practice that helps to control these poultry vices.(1 mark)

21. Below is a diagram of a tool used in livestock rearing.

(a) Identify the tool.(1 mark)

(b) State two uses of the tool.(2 marks)

(c) Give two reasons why farmers prefer using the tool.(2 marks)

SECTION C (40 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section.

22. (a) Describe seven requirements of an ideal calf pen.(7 marks)

(b) State the disadvantages of natural mating in livestock breeding.(8 marks)

(c) Explain five predisposing factors of mastitis disease in dairy farming.(5 marks)

23. (a) Explain nine qualities of an ideal brooder for day old chicks.(9 marks)

(b) Describe the working mechanism of a four-stroke cycle engine.(11 marks)

24. (a) Explain five control measures for tapeworms.(5 marks)

(b) Give the functions of ten equipment used in clean milk production.(10 marks)

(c) Describe the life cycle of one-host tick.(5 marks)



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