The Animal Husbandry program prepares students to become life stock management specialists.
The animal sector is highly dynamic. In the Netherlands alone, 415,000 people ride horses. Some 70,000 companies are involved with horses, their turnover totaling EUR 1.3 bn. Things are also changing fast with regard to farmed animals. While the number of dairy farmers is falling, farm production is rising rapidly.
None of this would be possible if the fullest attention were not paid to the care, health and welfare of animals. Together with business management, marketing and innovation, these lie at the heart of this degree program. .
But nowadays a growing number of farms are adding extra activities to their core jobs as producers. A dairy farmer might start a campsite, for example. .
As an entrepreneur, service provider or consultant, you will be involved in all such changes - though you will need expertise in several domains: breeding, trade, horsemanship, animal behaviour, sport, and welfare. By then, however, you will have an excellent understanding of animal and business management, of the various business types involved in the livestock and dairy industries, and of the many suppliers they depend on. .
The sector needs well-trained specialists like you! Upon graduation, you will qualify for a wide range of jobs - as an entrepreneur or business manager, as a business advisor, or as a supplier. You will also qualify for a job in banking or insurance, or as an organiser of sporting events. You could become a manager, project manager or strategic policy assistant. Or how about a job with the British Horse Society? Because this internationally focused degree programme has been shown to open doors worldwide!
The Animal Husbandry program has 3 majors:
Applied Animal Science: This major is your gateway to the world of scientific animal research.
Equine Business and Economics: Offers a wide range of business topics. And in order to relate to customers, there is also a solid link to equine science.
Equine, Leisure and Sports: Although the emphasis is on the horse and its performance, the study offers a balance between equine science and business