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Animals in Daily Life

  • Food from animals
    • Milk is obtained from cow, buffalo, goat, and camel.
    • Meat is obtained from chicken, goat, and sheep.
    • Eggs are obtained from chicken and ducks.
  • Animal husbandry
    • The science of rearing animals for a commercial purpose on a large scale is known as animal husbandry. It includes feeding, breeding, disease control and providing shelter and care.


  • Wool is usually obtained from hair (fleece) of sheep or yak. Other animals that can be used to obtain wool are llama, camel, goat, and alpaca.
  • Sheep contains two kinds of hair, the coarse beard hair and the soft under hair. Wool is obtained from the soft under hair.
  • In India, sheep are reared in many states including Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, etc.


  • The steps that are involved in the processing of fleece to wool are given below…

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