Career in Poultry Science
Ranjan K Baruah
The pandemic and lockdown has taught us to be more self dependent and one area where business flourished is none other than poultry. Consumption of meats and eggs continued and the sector did not incur loss as there were demands. Whenever we go out for eating out then we realize the importance of poultry in chains like KFCs or any other restaurants.
We can easily imagine the scope and opportunities in the field of poultry in the region or in the country.
“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.
Poultry farming is the form of animal husbandry which raises domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese to produce meat or eggs for food. It has originated from the agricultural era. Poultry – mostly chickens – are farmed in great numbers.
When there is demand there is undoubtedly a career scope in the field. For a successful person in this area is to study in agricultural colleges or universities.
To be successful in the poultry business one may not have a formal degree or diploma from universities but it is always advisable to have academic qualification to excel in the field.
Career opportunities in poultry science are abundant which includes research, education, business, consultant, manager, breeder, advertiser, poultry house designer, production technologist, processing technologist, feeding technologist, value addition technologist, poultry economist, etc. and many more depending upon the aptitude and qualification.
Any aspirant who wants to become a poultry specialist and interested to pursue specialized jobs should complete first B.V.Sc and A.H (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry).