Dairy Scientists study the farm animals’ genetic composition and heritability of traits with the use of principles of genetics. They usually recommend techniques to producers for enhancing their animal production efforts, and develop more effective practices of animal housing, sanitation, feeding or disease and parasite control. They also conduct research on breeding practices and animal selection for improved animal quantity and increased production efficiency.
Dairy Scientists are primarily concerned about the effects of animal management practices, feeding and processing methods and environmental conditions affecting quantity and quality of animal products such as milk and eggs. Some other potential job titles of Dairy Scientist are Animal Scientist, Animal Nutritionist, Research and Development Director, Beef Cattle Specialist, Animal Nutrition Consultant, Animal Management Systems Specialist, Animal Science Section Leader, Beef Technical Services Manager, Beef Cattle Nutritionist, and Dairy Consultant.
To qualify for TN Dairy Scientist non-immigrant status, the applicant for Dairy Scientist profession must have earned, and is able to provide proof of the following educational requirements:
- Baccalaureate or Licenciatura Degree
The applicant for TN Dairy Scientist profession must also provide the additional requirements:
- Proof of Canadian citizenship;
- A detailed support letter from prospective employer;
- Proof of intent to return to his/her permanent residence in Canada at the expiration of the temporary TN stay
If the applicant is able to provide evidence of the requirements enumerated above, he/she may qualify for TN Dairy Scientist professional status.
A qualified Dairy Scientist can obtain TN Professional status for a maximum of three years. Any extension of the status may be issued for up to one year provided that the individual continues to comply with the requirements for TN professionals. The number of extensions has no limit. However, the professional must continue to demonstrate that his/her employment is temporary in nature, and that his/her NAFTA entry is not used to bypass normal procedures of immigration.