Animal Nutritionist in United States

at a Confidential Company

Industry
Agriculture/Poultry/Fishing
Specialization
Others
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
Entry Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female

Job Description

Animal Nutritionist Job Description

*Animal nutritionists provide information about the nutritive values of animal feeds and livestock dietary advice to farming, agricultural and public sector staff.

*Animal nutritionists undertake research and development activities in order to provide domestic animals and livestock with nutritionally balanced food stuffs.


Duties and Responsibilities

*Analysing and interpreting data

*Calculating and assessing the relative nutritional values of various feeds

*Supporting the work of agricultural advisers/consultants

*Visiting farms

*Interpreting forage analysis

*Utilising specialist computer software to devise diets and produce reports

*Working with clients to formulate diets that meet their requirements/objectives

*Analysing nutritional disorders

*Maintaining awareness of technical and scientific developments


Qualifications and Training

*A degree in equine studies, animal/veterinary science, medical sciences, agriculture, horticulture or crop/plant science is required for entry into the profession.

*Graduates from closely related degree disciplines (biology for example) may also be eligible if they undertake a relevant postgraduate qualification.

*It is also advantageous for career progression to become an accredited nutritionist via registration with the Nutrition Society.


Skills and Specifications

*Confidence

*Independence

*Adaptability

*Good communication skills

*IT skills

*Self management

*Good record keeping

*A valid driving licence.
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