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Livestock Production

 

 

livestock production

 

Other Variations

·       Animal Production

·       Production

·       Range Livestock

·       Livestock Management

·       Animal Husbandry

 

 

Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

 

 

Overview

Combines animal science and practical application for a variety of livestock. Learn skills of current practices in the livestock industry to be able to raise, produce, and/or market livestock. Students will study nutrition, reproduction, genetics, live and carcass evaluation, health and management of livestock. Accounting and farm business courses will also help prepare students for a well-rounded business knowledge for livestock production.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas:  Accounting, Economics, Nutrition, Genetics, Animal Handling, Laboratory, Anatomy & Physiology, Chemistry, Forages, Feeds and Feeding, Health, Farm Management, Selection & Evaluation, Manure Management, Biology

 

 

Concentrations/Options

·       Beef

·       Small Ruminants

·       Swine

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Artificial Insemination Technician

·       Animal Caretaker

·       Beef Farm Worker

·       Breeding Manager

·       Carcass Merchandiser

·       Embryologist

·       Farm Worker: Small Ruminant

·       Feedlot Manager

·       Herdsman

·       Livestock Buyer

·       Livestock Grader

·       Livestock Hauler

·       Livestock Loader

·       Ranch Manager

·       Sales Representative

·       Sow Farm Manager

·       Swine Finishing Farm Manager

·       Swine Nursery Worker

·       Truck Driver

 

 

Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Animal handling experience

·       Livestock judging

·       Meat judging

·       Certified A.I.

·       Additional certifications available

·       Commercial Driver’s License

·       Internship or work experience related to livestock production