Animal Production Manager

What is an Animal Production Manager? 

The job of an Animal Production Manager is to co-ordinate and manage the day to day tasks in animal production on a farm.  

These tasks could include:

  • breeding
  • genetics
  • pasture management
  • animal nutrition
  • disease control
  • managing staff
  • budgets

Animal Production Managers can work on farms, zoos or for private pet breeders. They can also work as consultants in the agricultural industry.

What does an Animal Production Manager do?

  • monitors all aspects of the animals (nutrition, breeding, habitat, etc)
  • is alert for diseases and deal with promptly before it spreads
  • manages staff
  • keeps up to date with new developments and technologies
  • is aware of weather patterns
  • investigatse different breeding patterns
  • keeps extensive records

Are you . . . ?

  • interested in agriculture?
  • passionate about animals and farming?
  • caring?
  • willing to work long and sometimes, unusual hours?
  • dedicated?
  • a hard worker?
  • willing to work in all weather conditions?

How do I become an Animal Production Manager?

Animal Production Managers need to have an extensive knowledge of animal science and genetics, animal nutrition and animal health.

There are many study paths.

Here a are just a few examples:

  • CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

National Diploma and BTech in Agriculture (Animal Production)

  • MANGOSUTHU UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

National Diploma and BTech in Animal Production

  • TSHWANE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

National Diploma and BTech in Animal Production

  • STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Offers numerous degree paths

 

TRAINING:

  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
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  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 

 

 

 

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