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Dairy Technologist and Poultry Supervisor Career Information

What a Dairy Technologist and Poultry Supervisor does

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The study of Dairy Technology involves Dairy Engineering (applied to production processes), Dairy Chemistry dealing with composition of products, etc.

You can do a BTech in Dairy Technology or BSc in Dairy Technology after 10+2 level with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. These courses are of four-year duration. Admission is through an All India Entrance Examination conducted for selection to courses in Veterinary Sciences, Dairy Technology and Agricultural Sciences.

Alternatively, you could even do your Engineering in Agriculture or an MTech specialising in any of the following: Diary Microbiology, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Animal Genetics and Breeding, Livestock Production and Management, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Biochemistry, Dairy Economics, Dairy Extension Education, Animal Biotechnology and allied fields.

The Master's course is also open to graduates in pure sciences, agriculture, veterinary science, animal sciences, food technology, engineering and home science. Training courses in poultry farming include practical aspects such as conducting analytical and diagnostic tests related to animal feed and disease control.

There are basic courses meant for people who are new to the concept of poultry farming. Then there are courses that are aimed at updating existing skills to help keep abreast with new advancements in technology. Besides comprehensive courses on poultry farming, there are basic and refresher courses as well.


Trainees and shift officers in this field generally receive a stipend of Rs 10000 per month. The officers on confirmation can expect a salary of Rs 15000-18000 per month depending on the organisation.

The remuneration increases proportionately as one rises higher in the organisation. A General Manager would easily receive a salary of Rs 20000 and upwards a month. Mind you, it is a long and arduous journey to the top.

Entrepreneurs on the other hand reap the maximum benefits. You could almost be earning 10 times as much.

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