Animal nutritionists undertake research and plan diets in order to provide domestic animals and livestock with nutritionally balanced food stuffs. Responsibilities of the job include:
assessing the relative nutritional values of various feeds
supporting the work of agricultural advisers/consultants
interpreting forage analysis
using 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
Key skills for animal nutritionists
Ability to undertake independent research
Ability to communicate with clients, customers and fellow scientists
IT and numeracy skills
Self management and self motivation
Ability to write reports and keep good records
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