• Overview
  • Livestock for food and consumer products.

    Raising and managing animals for meat, milk and other products requires both specialized livestock knowledge and business savvy.

    In this program, you will explore how to breed and care for livestock through the study of animal science topics like reproduction, nutrition, growth and health. You will gain practical business skills for the day-to-day management of livestock operations at a dairy, feedlot or ranch.

    Much of your education will take place in the meat science lab and animal centers, where you might learn how to maximize the value of retail cuts or gain hand-on experience with purebred cows and breeding Suffolk ewes.

  • Degree Fit
  • This program could be a good fit if you:
    • Enjoy learning about animal biology
    • Are interested in the livestock industry
    • Want to gain business skills
    • Are involved in 4-H or other agriculture-related activities
  • Career Outcomes
  • With this degree, you could become a/an:
    • Production manager
    • Business owner
    • Ranch manager
    • Research technician
    • Sales representative
    • Marketing director
    • Consultant
    • Analyst