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Animal Scientists conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals (O*NET Online). Work opportunities within this field include: academic teaching and research; industrial research in the food and feed industries; laboratory research with governmental and international agencies and private corporations. Also included are industrial or institutional management positions that require a high level of scientific training. (American Society of Animal Science)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S resource for occupational descriptions and information.
- What is Animal Science? - American Society of Animal Science
- Sokanu: Animal Scientist - occupational info and videos
- Career profiles from AgCareers.com - Animal Science pathway (Breeder, Nutritionist, Animal Biotechnologist, etc.)
- Careers in the Cattle Sector - Research - occupational profiles from Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan
- Opportunities for Animal Science Students - UM Department of Animal Science
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Department of Animal Science - Faculty of Agricutural and Food Sciences
- Department of Biological Sciences - Faculty of Science
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
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- Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS)
- Agriculture Institute of Canada (AIC)
- American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Canadian Livestock Genetics Association - members list
- Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC)
- Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI)
- Canadian Meat Council - members
- Manitoba Beef Producers - industry links
- Canadian Beef & Veal Producers - listing from Canadian Beef
- Canadian Pork Council - provincial members
- Canadian Poultry & Egg Processessors Council (view company members by selecting specific area from 'Home' drop-down tab)
- Canadian Dairy Processessors Association - members
- Canadian Sheep Breeders Association
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