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The main aim of the agricultural crop industry is to produce crops to feed both humans and animals. Some arable farms have diversified into producing fruit, vegetables and non-food crops such as those grown for energy, materials like hemp for fibre and oils like lavender and linseed.
Science, technology, engineering and maths occupations are widespread in agriculture; productivity through science and technology is key in modern farming
The livestock industry includes the farming of cattle for milk and beef, sheep and pigs for meat, poultry for meat and eggs, as well as other non-...
Career decisions are often based on areas of personal interest. 75% of 16-18 years said that they would be interested in careers in business, technology, science, engineering and working with animals. A career in farming and food supply can be all these things.
There are currently nearly 223,000 people working in animal care, spread throughout the UK. It is expected that by 2020 the industry will need a minimum of 90,000 new entrants.
Animal technology involves the husbandry, care and welfare of laboratory animals in scientific and bio-medical research and the carrying out of authorised procedures.
Animal research provides vital information to inform the development of new drugs and treatments for both humans and animals. The industry is...
A variety of roles exist for those interested in the training and behaviour of animals, which range from dog handler to animal behaviourist, to training captive wild animals in zoos and performing animals for film and television.
A career in animal welfare can be very rewarding with a variety of jobs open to those interested in the care and welfare of animals. Animal welfare includes animal welfare organisations and charities, rescue centres, inspectors and dog wardens.
Aquaculture is the farming of certain types of freshwater and marine fin fish and shellfish. There is also new technology in the farming of seaweed and sea urchins.
Arboriculture workers carry out a variety of jobs to care for and maintain trees, including cultivating, managing and studying individual trees.
Environmental conservation includes the management of landscapes, habitats and species in urban, rural, coastal and marine environments. It also covers public access, recreation and interpretation to help promote awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the environment.