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Dairy 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.

Tasks

  • Collect and analyse data and samples of produce, feed, and other factors affecting production
  • Advise dairy farmers on techniques for improving herd productivity
  • Advise farmers on issues such as livestock disease, control of pests, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Study environmental factors affecting dairy 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