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Function in a professional context:

Animal production systems experts:
- manage the production and organisational aspects of animal production systems according to a circular approach;
- deal with the functional and economic aspects linked to the introduction and management of technical and organisational innovations in animal production systems;
- organise the business functions, including the commercial aspects of organisations working in the animal production sector;
- perform planning and management functions for business development initiatives in the field of animal production;
- manage big data for the economic, social and environmental optimization of breeding system performance;
- develop metabolic efficiency models for the optimization of nutrient use, also with a view to disease prevention, the promotion of animal well-being and the quality of foods of animal origin;
- organise and manage aspects linked to animal feed, genetic improvement, monitoring of well-being and the promotion of health in farm animals.

Competencies associated to the function:

The theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the course units in the programme aim to develop the following competencies:
- the ability to manage data and information for the purpose of production process optimization;
- the ability to use modelling approaches to manage company resources and processes in a sustainable way;
- the ability to apply economic viability assessment methods, organised according to a circular model and applied to business choices;
- the ability to identify and manage factors that, independently or in combination, affect the environmental sustainability and economic viability of animal production;
- the ability to organise monitoring and control activities to production, reproduction, the state of health and environmental conditions of animal production;
- the ability to calibrate business functions according to the monitoring and control indicators adopted in animal production systems;
- the ability to apply scientific method and draft simple and complex technical and scientific reports;
- the ability to analyse the specific conditions of the context affecting the performance of animal production systems.

Career opportunities:
- Agricultural, zootechnical and aquaculture companies.
- Manufacturers of technical equipment and management systems for animal productions.
- Professional and consulting firms providing animal production services and environmental services to agriculture and animal husbandry.
- Technical assistance and training services for the agrifood sector;
- Certification and control institutions working in the food production sector.
- National and international public bodies and institutions working in the animal production sector.
- Public and private research institutions and universities;
- Governmental and non-governmental bodies working in agricultural development cooperation.
- Producers' associations.

After sitting the related state exam, graduates may register with the Association of Agronomists and Forestry Experts, for freelance activities.
Graduates with a sufficient number of credits in appropriate sectors may, as provided for by the legislation in force, sit the entrance exams for secondary education courses.

Continuing to study

It gives access to third cycle studies ( Phd and Specialization Schools) and master courses of second degree.