KNEC Past Paper Agriculture Paper 2 (443/2)

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

1 Name the two products obtained from dual purpose sheep.(1 mark)

2 Give two practices that should be done to a newly born calf with difficult breathing.(1 mark)

3 (a) What is meant by the term two host tick?(1 mark)

(b) Give two examples of two host ticks in cattle.(1 mark)

4 State four disadvantages of using plunge dips in tick control.(2 marks)

5 (a) State the functions of the following farm tools and equipment:

(i) pipe cutter;(½ mark)

(ii) wire strainer.(½ mark)

(b) Name four tools that can be used to assemble a jembe.(2 marks)

(c) Name the complementary tool for each of the tools named below:

(i) trochar:(½ mark)

(ii) hand drill.(½ mark)

6 Name two livestock diseases controlled through embryo transplant.(1 mark)

7 State three factors that limit external parasite control in Kenya.(1 ½ marks)

8 State four characteristics of the Duroc Jersey pig.(2 marks)

9 Name four categories of poultry feeds according to the stages of growth of birds. (2 marks)

10 State four ways in which a vaccine can be administered to livestock.(2 marks)

11 (a) Name three protozoan diseases of cattle.(1½ marks)

(b) State four symptoms of rinderpest in cattle.(2 marks)

12 State four maintenance practices carried out on a spray race.(2 marks)

13 (a) Give four reasons for proper feeding in livestock rearing.(2 marks)

(b) State four good hygiene practices in livestock feeding.(2 marks)

14 State four reasons why kids should be weighed immediately after birth.(2 marks)

SECTION B (20 marks)

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

15 The picture below shows a poultry farm structure.

(a) Identify the farm structure.(1 mark)

(b) Apart from metal, name two materials that can be used for the part labelled F. (2 marks)

(c) State three disadvantages of using the farm structure illustrated above in poultry rearing.(3 marks)

16 The picture below illustrates a livestock organ infested by a parasite labelled E.

(a) Name the disease the livestock is suffering from. (1 mark)

(b) Identify the parasite labelled E. (1 mark)

(c) State two control measures for the parasite. (2 marks)

(d) State two signs of infestation shown in the picture above. (2 marks)

17 The pictures below illustrate two rabbit breeds.

(a) Name the rabbit breeds shown above.

A ……………………………………………………… .. (1 mark)

B……………………………………………………. .. (1 mark)

(b) Name the major feeding practice missing from the photograph labelled B. (1 mark)

(c) Give one advantage of housing the rabbits on the floor illustrated above. (1 mark)

18 The following is an illustration of a chick suffering from malnutrition

(a) Identify the mineral deficiency shown by the chick (1 mark)

(b) Apart from the symptom illustrated above, give three other symptoms of mineral deficiency in poultry.(3 marks)

SECTION C (40 marks)

Answer any two questions from this section in the spaces provided after question 21.

(b) Describe the causes of low egg production in layers.(8 marks)

19 (a) Describe upgrading as a method of improving indigenous cattle for milk production. (12 marks)

20 (a) Describe how the late weaning programme is conducted in a dairy calf. (12 marks)

(b) Describe how a newly constructed pond is prepared and stocked with fingerlings.(8 marks)

21 (a) (i) Describe short-term tractor servicing.(10 marks)

(ii) Explain the maintenance practices that should be carried out on an ox-cart. (5 marks)

(b) State five indicators that can be observed on a goat to confirm sickness. (5 marks)



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