Agriculture

Livestock Production certificate

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Certificate

Duration:
Two semesters

Format:
Full time, Part time

How to apply

Start date:
January, September 

Location:
Chilliwack campus at CEP

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Field trips enhance classroom learning
  • Practicum provides work experience and industry contacts
  • 250 square meters demonstration barn at the UFV Agriculture Centre is a perfect environment for hands-on learning
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Students seeking practical training in livestock production can earn a Livestock Production certificate. The program introduces you to the latest practices in animal breeding, nutrition, and health, including:

  • Pest biology and identification
  • Health and nutrition of farm animals
  • Equine production and management
  • Management and production of beef, sheep, and goats or management and production of poultry and swine
  • Farm and equipment safety
  • Soils and soil fertility
  • Ruminant animal health
  • Forage crop production
  • Dairy production and management

As part of the program, you also learn the fundamental business and writing skills required in the workplace.

The one-year program transfers completely to the two-year Agriculture Technology diploma, Livestock Production option. Graduates may also be able to transfer their Livestock Production certificate to other Agriculture diploma programs.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

Graduates of this program are qualified to seek employment on farms raising livestock, or in related occupations as government technicians, livestock-related supplies representatives, artificial insemination specialists, agricultural services technicians, animal breeders, and more. Some graduates start their own enterprises.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

OTHER ADMISSION CATEGORIES

Good physical health with a strong desire for hands-on work with livestock is important and you must be willing to carry out physical work. Occupations in the livestock industry frequently are performed outside or in barns. If you have allergies to dust, sawdust, or animals, you should carefully consider whether or not this is the best career path for you.

QUESTIONS?

Phone: 1-604-795-2813
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441, local 2813
Email: agriculture@ufv.ca
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