Research and advisory role that advises on raw material product selection, maintenance feeding programs and modification of diets to meet certain desired outcomes.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in animal science, poultry science or other related field is required. A masters degree in animal nutrition may be required for some roles.
To pursue a career as a herd nutritionist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics, anatomy, biology, chemistry and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Depending upon the animal you may work for a cooperative, veterinarian, a feed company or independently.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a herd nutritionist will be good over the next five years.
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