Career Harvest

Poultry 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 poultry farmers on techniques for improving flock productivity
  • Advise farmers on issues such as bird disease, control of pests, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Study environmental factors affecting poultry production 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

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