Animal production is concerned with the scientific and business aspects of the production of beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, goats and pigs.
The sciences that underpin animal production include animal behaviour, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, health, genetics, nutrition and reproduction.
Animal scientists research and distribute newly discovered information about the biology and management of production animals. They look at improving the efficiency of humane and environmentally responsible use of animals for food.
The latest technologies and business principles and how to apply to animal husbandry programs to ensure profitable and sustainable animal production
Located jointly between two campuses the School has access to the $30million Centre for Advanced Animal Science and the $85million veterinary science facilities located at the UQ Gatton campus, giving it some of the best animal teaching and research amenities in the Southern Hemisphere.
Animal production graduates can find employment as:
- Managers of animal production enterprises
- Extension and animal welfare officers with government departments
- Research scientists with universities, government departments and CSIRO
- Officers with the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service or Customs
- Biosecurity officers
- Managers and technical officers with allied industries, such as feed milling and stock equipment manufacturers and animal health companies
The School offers the following study options:
- Bachelor of Applied Science
- Animal Science
- Production Animal Science extended major
- Animal and Plant Biosecurity
- Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Animal Science specialisation)