• SIMPLE FARM TOOLS (PART 3)
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    SIMPLE FARM TOOLS (PART 3)

    Emasculator This is an instrument used for castration of some farm animals. It consists of a pair of powerful pincers with plastic or metal handles. The pincers press the neck of the scrotum to crush the spermatic cord which supplies blood to the testes. Function / Use The emasculator is used to castrate some farm animals, especially the males, e.g ., bull, ram, doe (goat). Maintenance Practices Keep clean always. Use according to instructions. Employ the service of an expert. Keep in cool, dry place.   Shears The shears are an enlarged pair of scissors or, are scissors like in shape. They possess two long metal blades and two handles…

  • SIMPLE FARM TOOLS (PART 2)
    AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

    SIMPLE FARM TOOLS (PART 2)

    Axe Axe consists of a strong wooden or metal handle onto which a solid, flat and heavy metal blade with a sharpened edge is inserted. Larger axes are held in both hands when in use. Functions/Uses It is used for felling trees. For slicing or splitting wood, For cutting wood, For uprooting stumps. For cutting firewood and logs. Maintenance Practices It should be sharpened regularly. Store in a dry, cool place. Paint, grease or oil metal parts before being put away for a long time. Clean after use. Keep wooden handle from termite attack.   Pick Axe or Digger Pick axe or digger consists of a long wooden handle and…

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