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Animal Scientist

Conduct experiments in breeding or in embryo manipulation, investigate the nutritional values of different feeds and the environmental conditions necessary to improve productivity and quality of animal produce.


  • Collect and analyse data and samples of produce, feed, and other factors affecting production
  • Advise farmers and farm managers on techniques for improving the production of livestock
  • Advise farmers on issues such as livestock disease, control of pests, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Study environmental factors affecting commercial livestock production, pasture growth and animal breeding
  • Study the effects of pests and diseases on animal production
  • Develop procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production

Personal Requirements

  • like working with animals
  • communication skills
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • organisational skills