Animal Breeder and Geneticist

Animal breeding and geneticist is a part of animal science where the evaluation of the genetic value of livestock is addressed. Selection of animals that provide and have superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk or other desirable traits that have brought a revolution in the livestock production.

Career Options

  • - Animal Health Sciences - Animal Nutrition - Dairy Science - Farm Animal Breeding - Livestock Management - Poultry Science

Educational Qualifications

  • 12th examination, minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board.

Personal Skills

  • - Have knowledge and understanding of scientific method for experimentation and procedures - Be able to take observational notes and record data - Be caring and patient with animals - Have a keen interest in animal welfare - Be socially aware of the ethics surrounding the breeding of animals - Be able to plan an alternative if the rehousing or sale of animals does not follow birth - Understand the importance of cleanliness and be able to maintain this level at all times

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor Of Veterinary Science and Genetics Science - PhD in animal breeding and genetics - B.Sc. in Wildlife Conservation Genetics

Top Colleges

  • ICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources Address: Makrampur, GT Road Bye Pass, Karnal, Karnal, Haryana 132001 Phone: 0184 226 7918 Website:
  • Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University Address: State Highway 15, Nandinagar, Bidar, Karnataka 585401 Phone: 084822 45313 Website:

Working Conditions

Breeders and geneticist usually work alone, but also sometimes have contact with buyers or animal caretakers.They are responsible for the health and safety of their animals.

Top Companies

  • R.C. Cattle Genetic Resources Pvt. Ltd. Address: 241, Chaudhary Bhawan Ambedkar Road, maliwara Chowk Near Garhwal Paneer House, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh 201001 Phone: 095404 77767 Website:
  • Xcell Breeding & Livestock Services Pvt Ltd Address: K 33, Roorkee Road, Pallavpuram Phase 2, Modipuram, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh 250001 Phone: 0121 257 5335 Website:

Successful Persons

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar

Dr. Kumar's area of research is avian molecular genetics, immunogenetics and biotechnology, including the identification of molecular markers and genes controlling disease resistance, antibody kinetics, egg production, other biological traits; gene expression; and MHC genes.

Sivaselvam, S. N.

Sivaselvam, S. N. is specialized in Animal Genetics and Breeding. He is currently working in molecular genetics (characterization of livestock breeds) and conservation genetics (conservation of threatened livestock breeds). Mr. Sivaselvam has more than three decades of experience in teaching veterinary students, both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and guiding research scholars for about two decades.

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