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Why study Animal Husbandry?
Good animal husbandry is crucial to the success of any agricultural venture. Animal husbandry is the selective breeding and managed raising of livestock for the improvement of selected characteristics such as mass, milk yield or even improved performance.
For those interested in breeding we suggest looking at the Animal Breeding course which will give you an understanding of genetics, pedigrees, hybridisation and more. Additionally we have the three general courses, Animal Husbandry A, B and C, which cover topics such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology, health care and more.
Please note that none of our animal husbandry courses cover wildlife farming at this stage.
What is Animal Husbandry?
Animal Husbandry is a branch in agriculture studies that focuses on rearing and breeding animals for economic benefit. It also involves the use of genetic qualities to further production and profit.
Common husbandry covers beef & dairy farming, sheep, goat, poultry (chickens, turkey, fowls), pig (hogs) farming, fish farming, and bee keeping.
What Support will I Receive?
All our online study comes with unlimited experienced and expert tutor support via email. We only employ tutors who are current in their field which means they are not sitting around our office waiting for phone calls! We find email works best, if there is a problem that can’t be resolved give us a call on 07 5536 8783 or email our student support desk.
You will get a real tutor who provides you with personalised support and feedback. No tick and flick. Learn with real tutors who will be there for you every step of the way. When you enrol will receive a welcome email from your tutor. You are free to email them for help or guidance as much as you need to. We employ tutors who are active in their field so the support is by email.
What is the course duration?
Generally our animal husbandry courses should take you about 100 hours of study. We give you up to 12 months to complete the course, but you can finish faster. Each lesson has a written assignment for you will receive individual feedback from your tutor. There are also self assessment quizzes for each lesson (non assessable). The strength of our courses is in that each lesson has an assignment, this means you are forced to engage with the content and can’t just skip over an important lesson. By the end of the course you have really engaged and that equals learning!