Animal Nutrition

Introduction

The nutrition group of Animal Science at UNE has a proud history of world-leading research activity and innovative teaching approaches. The group has an enviable reputation in the fields of ruminant and monogastric nutrition for both educational and research opportunities. The nutrition group offers units of study dedicated to animal nutrition as well as contributing to other units that cover a broader range of animal production issues. Staff of the nutrition group have involvement in research, consultancy and education activities throughout Australia and the world and two of the professors currently hold positions as Chief Executive Officers of the Sheep and Poultry Cooperative Research Centres.

Why study Animal Nutrition at UNE?

The nutrition group of Animal Science at UNE has a proud history of world-leading research activity and innovative teaching approaches. The group has an enviable reputation in the fields of ruminant and monogastric nutrition for both educational and research opportunities. The nutrition group offers units of study dedicated to animal nutrition as well as contributing to other units that cover a broader range of animal production issues. Staff of the nutrition group have involvement in research, consultancy and education activities throughout Australia and the world and two of the professors currently hold positions as Chief Executive Officers of the Sheep and Poultry Cooperative Research Centres. We offer flexible delivery modes, we may have great facilities in the area, we have low student/staff ratios and offer a more personal experience.  We rank highly for student satisfaction.  We offer a relaxed and friendly environment.  Our staff are highly qualified and respected.  Graduate career prospects are great.

To learn more about teaching and research please visit the School of Environmental and Rural Science.

Courses
Units

ANUT300/500 - Applied Animal Nutrition
ANUT321/521 - Animal Nutrition
ANPR211 - Animal Production Systems and Products
ANPR321 - Animal Function, Health and Welfare
ANPR315/415/515 - Constraints to Animal Production
ANPR340/440/540 - Feedlot Management
ANPR460 - Beef Production
ANSC201 - Animal Structure and Function
CANI300/400/500 - Working Canines
PLTY301/501 - Poultry Production
PLTY302 - Poultry Feed Science and Technology
WOOL412/512 - Sheep Production

ERS501 - Applied Research Skills in Environmental and Rural Science
SCI500 - Research Methods in the Sciences

Careers

Expertise in animal nutrition offers diverse and exciting career opportunities throughout the world. Animal nutritionists work as private consultants, advisors at industry, national and international levels, researchers in both the private and public sectors, educators, company representatives, products sales and development personnel and practitioners in their own animal enterprises.

Partnerships, Networks and Industry Links
Facilities

The University of New England has remarkable facilities relevant for animal nutrition teaching and research including over 10,000acres which support sheep flocks, cattle herds and poultry sheds. Four animal houses including several animal nutrition metabolism units are also located on the university campus. A 2000-head cattle research feedlot ('Tullimba'), managed by the Beef CRC is considered to be one of the most advanced facilities for measuring animal feeding efficiency in the world. Some of Australia's best equipped lecture theatres and nutrition laboratories designed for research analysis and teaching are also located in the animal science section of the university campus.

Contacts

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Enquiries about studying animal nutrition at UNE can be made to:

Professor Roger Hegarty
Phone: +61 2 6773 2362
Email: roger.hegarty@une.edu.au

Dr Ian Godwin
Phone: +61 2 6773 2488
Email: igodwin@une.edu.au

Professor Paul Iji
Phone: +61 2 6773 2082
Email: piji@une.edu.au

Professor Robert Swick
Phone: +61 2 6773 5126
Email: rswick@une.edu.au