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Animal nutritionist

Chivan Resource Limited
Lagos, Nigeria
November 20, 2016

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

visiting farms

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