Career opportunities

Career opportunities

Animal Science is an integral part of agricultural production and the work environment of a an animal scientist encompasses the production chain from primary farming level, animal feed formulation, selection and breeding of farm animals and wildlife to the marketing and processing of the final products. In each of these links of this value chain, there are career opportunities for Animal scientists.

Animal scientists may find employment as:Technical advisors in animal feeds & animal breeding industry, including poultry, pigs /livestock

  • Animal nutritionist performing feed formulations for different farm animal species/companion animals
  • Animal nutritionists developing new animal feeds and feed additives
  • Animal breeders & geneticists developing selection programs and models
  • Researchers in any of the three disciplines
  • Department of Agriculture as animal scientists for livestock conservation and strategic planning
  • Professional private animal science consultants
  • Livestock extension and training in the livestock and boarder agricultural industry

Meat scientists in retail or product development 

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