Mini-MBA in Animal Production

The study of Animal Production includes farm animals in the following categories; Macro-livestock (Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Sheep, Horses, Donkeys, Pigs, and Camels), micro-livestock (Rabbits, Guinea pigs, Snails, Grass cutters, etc.), Poultry (Chickens, Guinea fowls, Ostriches, Quails, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Pigeons, etc.) and Pets (Dogs, Cats, etc.).

Course Overview

Animal Science is a branch of Agriculture that is concerned with the rearing and production of livestock and poultry. Animal Science is therefore the art and science of rearing domestic livestock and poultry species. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. It is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs for human use. Animal scientists must have formal training and appropriate experience to learn and apply the complex principles involved in animal production, care, and use. Knowledge of such basic subjects as animal behavior and management, genetics, microbiology, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, and meat science, is essential to persons entering most animal science professions. Animal Production is the technology applied to the keeping of animals for profit. This includes; feeding, breeding, housing, and marketing. The most important aspect is making of the financial arrangements necessary for the successful carrying out of each enterprise in the light of the market conditions for the sale of the end products.

Graduates of Animal Production who wish to further their education at the Postgraduate level may specialize in any of the following areas; Animal Breeding and Genetics, Reproductive and Environmental Physiology, Animal Nutrition, Agricultural Biochemistry, Animal Production and Management, Animal Products, Processing and Handling, Pasture/forage Production and Rangeland Management, and Micro-livestock Production.

What you’ll learn
    • Perform the agricultural processes as applicable to animal production, taking responsibility for the quality and quantity of outputs under supervision.
    • Take responsibility for her/his own actions at lower levels within an animal production context, under guidance and evaluation.
    • Implement procedures and ensure the relevant safety, quality, hygiene and technical standards as applicable within the industry, under guidance and evaluation.
    • Evaluate and manage animals according to specific criteria related to anatomical and physiological systems.
    • Describe the scientific and technical principles of animal nutrition, feed, technology and feeding management.
    • Apply basic genetic principles in the planning and maintenance of animal breeding systems.
    • Describe potential damage and harmful effects to animal products and suggest alternatives.
    • Apply repetitive and basic clinical procedures and apply correct dosages for the treatment of common diseases.
    • Describe the historic and geographic origin and distribution of animal species.
Requirements

Candidates must;

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent).
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Animal Production Sector.
  • Have access to either a computer or smartphone with internet connectivity.
  • Be equipped with quality webcam and headphones.
Duration & Fees
  • Regular – 8 Weeks – ₦200,000
  • Fast-Track – 6 Weeks – ₦300,000
Program Dates
  • December, 2023 – February, 2024
  • March – May, 2024
  • June – August, 2024
  • September – November, 2024

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