Background to the program and subject area:
The Department has well-known and professional
faculty members who were graduated from the best universities in Europe and
United States. They have extensive knowledge in research, teaching, and
extension which positively influence the agricultural sector in Jordan and
The Department has several labs that are used for
research and teaching such as feed analysis lab, animal environmental
physiology lab, poultry diseases lab, reproductive physiology and artificial
insemination lab, and poultry production lab. Moreover, the department has units
used for production, research, and teaching such as poultry research unit (on
campus), poultry (broilers and layers) (at Al-Muwaqqar research station),
poultry, sheep, goats, and cows’ units (at Al-Gour Research Station).
The Department is considered as one of the leading
departments in its field, and is a popular destination for many of the students
and researchers for the development of scientific knowledge and research in
this area. The department is also able to produce graduates of bachelor's and
master's programs, who are renowned for their distinctiveness and ability to
excel academically and practically. Recently, doctoral program was opened to be
the first one at the local level, where there was a need for the existence of
this program in the department, especially with the availability of all the
facilities to create the program including qualified teaching staff and
appropriate research infrastructure that expected to improve with time.
Vision statements of the program:
To be the regional leader in scientific research and
facilitate the development of high calibre graduates knowledgeable in all
fields of animal production and play a vital role in augmenting food security
and participate in community service.
Mission statements of the program:
1. Preparing highly qualified graduates locally and
internationally who are able to implement acquired knowledge to positively
impact the livestock sector.
2. Conduct scientific research in the various fields
of animal production and implement its outcomes in commercial settings.
3. Work in collaboration with the governmental and
private sectors to enhance the quality and quantity of farm animal products.
The main goals of the department are:
1.Enrich the markets (locally and internationally) with
2.Conduct scientific research to mitigate the problems
of animal production
3. Provide extension for livestock producers to improve
the quality of efficiency of production
4.Collaborate with the governmental and private sectors
to solve the problems of animal production
5.Participate in developing the roles and regulations
related to animal production