Career In Poultry
Are you looking for making career in “Poultry”?………. then this article will guide you about courses, career opportunities and salary range in this field.
What is Poultry?
“Poultry can be defined as domesticated birds (Chickens, Quails, Pigeons, Turkeys, etc.) which are kept by humans for the eggs they produce, their meat, their feathers, or sometimes as pets.”
Poultry word has been originated from a French/Norman word “Poule” which itself derived from the Latin word “Pullus” which means small animal.
At present, Poultry is one of the fastest growing branches of the Agricultural Courses in India. It is one of the most important components of the farmer’s economy. Poultry career provides extra income & job opportunity to a large number of rural populations in the shortest period.
Poultry gives the rich organic manure. It is an important source of employment & income to millions of farmers & other persons who are engage in allied actions in the poultry industry.
Here are some facts about Poultry:
- Domestication of poultry started from several thousand years ago.
- Firstly, chicken was domesticated to use in cockfighting and quails are kept for their songs.
- India is now the world’s 3rd largest egg producer after China and USA.
In India, Poultry Courses deal with Poultry Farming & everything related with it.
Courses & Eligibility
You can opt certificate, diploma, bachelor, masters and Ph.D. courses in this field. For undergraduate courses, you must have passed 10+2 class in science (PCB) stream. For certificate course, students must have passed at least 8th class and there is no age bar of certificate course.
You can also pursue courses like B.V.Sc, M.V.Sc., M.Sc or Ph.D courses in this field. Some institution offers Short Term Training Courses, Specialized Training Courses in this field. Some most sought courses are listed here:
Diploma Courses: 2-year programme
- Diploma in Poultry Husbandry
- Diploma in Poultry Management (DPM)
- Diploma Course in Broiler Production & Management
- Diploma Course in Broiler Breeder Production & Management
Certificate Courses: 1-year programme
- Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF)
Bachelor Courses: 5-year programme
- Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences in Poultry Science (B.V.Sc.)
Master Courses: 2-year programme
- Master of Science in Poultry Production (M.Sc)
- Master of Veterinary Sciences in Poultry Science (M.V.Sc.)
- Doctor of Philosophy in Poultry Science
- Food Science & Processing
Poultry Course Objectives
- Development of new techniques & tools
- Development of rural economy
- Development of entrepreneurial skills in poultry farming
- To maximize profits & minimize loses
You can apply or get admission in these courses if you meet the eligibility criteria. In India, some universities or institution offers admissions directly on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination while some other universities offer admission on the basis of marks obtained in the entrance test like NEET 2021. Interested students can also get admission through AIPVT 2021.
For admission in postgraduate courses, you should have a bachelor’s degree in the related field. Here we have mentioned some top institutions in India to pursue courses in this field:
- Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly
- Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU 2021)
- Pondicherry University (Pondicherry University Admission 2021)
- Karnataka Veterinary Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
- B.V. Rao Institute of Poultry Management & Technology
- Central Avian Research Institute
- Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati
“Wonderful job opportunities are waiting for professional young men and women in today’s highly advanced poultry industry.”
The career in poultry provides a good career scope to the individuals.
The demand for poultry has been gone up & the career prospects available in this area are very high & are still on the rise.
After pursuing courses in this field you can find jobs in various hatcheries, pharmaceutical concerns, feed millers, veterinary hospitals, feed production companies, feed analysis laboratories, etc.
After gaining the necessary experience in this field, you can also set up your own poultry farms. Veterinary science graduates can choose poultry farming as a career option.
In Poultry career, as a beginner, your work is in caring for poultry, operating machinery & equipment, maintaining a hygienic environment, handling & identifying chickens, controlling pests, etc.
Poultry has made remarkable strides mostly in the private sector.
Those are specialist in Poultry can start their career in various fields such as education, business, management & research.
After completing your degree, you can go for the doctoral programme in the relevant field.
You can also get jobs with firms which function under the aegis of the Indian government. You can also start your own industry in poultry.
You can also opt for consultancy.
- Poultry Farm Manager
- Feeding Technologist
- Poultry House Designer
- Processing Technologist
- Production Technologist
- Assistant Poultry Hand
- Poultry Hand
- Senior Poultry Hand
- Poultry Production Manager
- Hatchery Assistant
- Farm Transporter
- Kamdhenu Udyog Pvt. Ltd.
- Suyog Agro & Poultry Products Pvt. Ltd.
- Suguna Foods Private Ltd.
- Wiser Foods
- Anmol Feeds
- Arunodya Feeds Pvt Ltd
Salary & Payscale
“A good experience in this field will help you a lot to earn more.”
In this field, you can earn a handsome salary package in India as well as in abroad. Salary packages will vary on various factors like qualification, sector, working area, job profile, the size of the organization and many others.
In India, in private poultry farms, you can expect salaries between 20k to 75k per month depending on the experience and education.
In the central & state government, salary can be expected between 30k to 40k per month.
Books & Study Materials
Feeling puzzled about which books are best to study poultry?….. Here we have mentioned some best books which will help you throughout your studies:
All About Broilers and Market Poultry Generally – Boyer, Michael K.
Poultry Keeping: For Pleasure and Profit – Roland, Arthur
A Living From Poultry – Boyer, Michael K.
Poultry Appliances & Handicraft: How to Make & Use Labor-Saving Devices – Fiske, George Burnap
Success With Poultry – Grant, Curtis M.
Alternative Systems for Poultry by V Sandilands, P Hocking
Poultry Behaviour and Welfare by M C Appleby, B O Hughes
Poultry Production in Hot Climates by N. J. Daghir
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