The Department of Animal Production, formerly the Department of Nutrition and Animal Production, was established in 1996 following the split of the Department of Nutrition and Animal Production into two different departments. The departmental primary responsibilities are teaching, research and community services. The Department offers both Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Animal Production. Disciplines offered within the Department of Animal Production include nutrition, physiology, breeding and reproduction of farm animal species such as dairy cattle, sheep, goats and poultry. There are 226 students currently enrolled in the Department, out of which, 25 are in the master's program.
The department has twelve distinguished faculty members specialized in various areas of animal production. Scientists in this Department use modern techniques and focus on whole-animal biology and problems related to animal production in teaching, research and extension.
Graduates of the Department often find employment in the livestock industry of both the government and private sectors including the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Supply, Agriculture Cooperative organization, Agricultural Credit organization and other private sheep, cattle and poultry farms.