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Career in Poultry science


WHAT IS POULTRY SCIENCE?

Poultry science is the study of all types of birds for food and features, including chickens, turkeys, geese and ducks. Poultry scientists work to improve poultry production and food safety. This discipline involves biological, chemistry related principles besides subjects like animal nutrition and food science.


WHAT DO THEY DO?

As a beginner one's work includes caring for poultry, operating machinery & equipment, maintaining a hygienic environment, handling & identifying chickens, controlling pests, etc.


ELIGIBILITY:

Passing 10 +2 with biology as a subject is the academic eligibility criteria for the diploma and Bachelor degree.

For pursuing a master's degree, the bachelor degree in the field or equivalent is the eligibility.

The eligibility for the Ph.D. is a master degree in this field.


PREFERRED INSTITUTES:

Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Pondicherry University

Karnataka Veterinary animal and fisheries

B.V. Rao Institute of Poultry Management & technology


COURSES OFFERED:

Bachelor of veterinary sciences in poultry science (B.V.Sc)

Masters of science in poultry production (M.Sc)

Masters of veterinary sciences in poultry science ( M.V.Sc)

Diploma in poultry husbandry

Diploma in poultry management

Diploma in broiler production & management


JOB PROFILE:

Poultry Farm Manager

Breeder

Feeding technologist

Hatchery assistant

Farm transporter

Processing technologist


CAREER PROSPECT:

The demand to the specialist in the area is very huge Hatchery units, poultry sheds need the specialized person for the fumigation and shedding. The major responsibilities in this field are

Giving suggestions for the improvement in the production of eggs or poultry meat

Supervising the unit operations

Helping the breeding programs

Incubation unit management and machinery operation

Applying preventing measures of bird disease

Looking after formulation and bird nutrition

Research organizations, Poultry farms, and poultry related industries offer the major job opportunities under non government bodies.

Teaching is another option of employment

Self employment is another best choice.

SALARY:

In this field one can earn a handsome salary package in India as well as abroad. Salary packages vary on various factors like qualification, sector, working area, job profile, the size of the organization and many others. In India, in private poultry farms, one can expect salaries between 20k to 75k per month depending on the experience and education. In the central and state government, salary can be expected between 30k to 40k per month.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Is chicken meat or poultry?

ANS: “Poultry” can be defined as domestic fowls, including chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks, raised for the production of meat or eggs and the word is also used for the flesh of these birds used as food


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