Department of Animal Production

Philosophy and Objectives
The Bachelor of Agriculture (Animal Production, Ruminant nutrition, Monogastric nutrition and Reproductive physiology options) programmes have the following objectives:

  • To produce graduates who can engage in any of the options(Animal Production, Ruminant nutrition, Monogastric nutrition and Reproductive physiology options) and research that will provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the state and the country’s agricultural and rural development problems and improve agricultural productivity in general;
  • To produce graduates with sufficient technical, productive and entrepreneurial sills in the Animal Production, Ruminant nutrition, Monogastric nutrition and Reproductive physiology options) and Agriculture in general, who can take employment any where in Nigeria in any aspect of Agriculture and related areas;
  • To produce graduates farmers in the fields (Animal Production, Ruminant nutrition, Monogastric nutrition and Reproductive physiology options) that are relevant to themselves, the industry and society, and who can contribute effectively to the national development goals in Agriculture;
  • To produce graduates that will profitably put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises.

The Department has well-equipped laboratories for the following practical: Animal Nutrition, Meat science and Animal Physiology. Its field facilities include: Poultry unit; Sheep and Goats unit; Cattle; Rabbitry and Pasture Development units.

Departmental Courses

500 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Status
First Semester
ANP 501
ANP 503
ANP 505
ANP 507
ANP 509
ANP 511
ANP 513
ANP 515
Poultry Production
Beef and dairy cattle production
Applied animal breeding
Sheep and goat production
Reproductive physiology and artificial insemination
Animal experimentation and research techniques
Nigerian feeds, feeding stuffs and feeds analysis
pig production
2
2
2
2
2
2
Fully accredited
Second semester
ANP 502
ANP 504
ANP 506
ANP 508
ANP 510
ANP 598 Elective
ANP 512
Monogastric nutrition
Ruminant nutrition
Pastures and range management
Animal health and disease
Livestock product and processing
Final year project

Animal traction

2
2
2
2
2
2
4
2

400 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Status
AGF 402
AGF 405
Animal Husbandry Technology
Animal Health Management
2
2

300 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Status
First Semester
AGR 301
ANP 301
ANP 303
AGR 305
Introduction to farm machinery
Non-ruminant Animal Production
Principles of Animal Health and Hygiene
Application of computer to agricultural production
2
3
2
3
Second Semester
ANP 302
AGR 302
ANP 304
ANP 306
AGR 304
Ruminant animal production
Principles of Genetic and Breeding
Agricultural biochemistry and methods
Introduction to animal feeds and feeding
Biostatistics and experimental design
3
2
2
2
2

200 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Status
First semester
ANP 201
ANP 203
AGR 201
Introduction to agricultural biochemistry
Anatomy and physiology of farm animals
Principles of food science and technology
2
2
2
Second semester
ANP 202
AGR 202
AGR 204
AGR 206
Principles of Animal production
Introduction to Biochemistry
Introduction to food and nutrition
Introduction to statistics
2
2
2
2

100 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Status
AGR 102 introduction to Agriculture 3

List of Staff

Academic Staff

S/no Name Qualification Rank Field of Specialization Nature of appt
1 Prof. Abubakar Kibon PhD Professor Ruminant Nutrition Academic
2 Prof. J.U. Igwebuike PhD Professor Monogastric Nutrition Academic
3 Dr. Abubakar A. Mubi Ph.D Senior Lect. Ruminant Production & Management Academic
4 Dr. S. M. Moruppa Ph.D Senior Lect. Genetics & Breeding Academic
5 Dr. Masudi. Bube Ph.D Senior Lect. Pasture & Range Mgt Academic
6 Dr. Mohammed Saleh Sir Ph.D Senior Lect. Physiology Academic
7 Mojaba D. Iya M.Sc Lecturer II Production & Mgt Academic
8 Isa U. Dazala M.Sc Lecturer II Production & Health Academic
9 B. D. Midala M.Sc Lecturer II Production & Range Mgt Academic
10 Clement Augustine M.Sc Lecturer II Monogastric Nutrition Academic
11 Alexander   Midau M.Sc Lecturer II Production &  Range Mgt Academic
12 Kamalluddeen Usman B.Sc Assit. Lecturer Production &  Range Mgt Academic
13 Fatuma Bisher B. Sc Assit. Lecturer Production &  Range Mgt Academic

Non-Academic Staff

S/No. Name Qualification Area of Specialization
1. Dahiru Yunus ND Secretarial Studies
2. Mrs. Saty Anthony SSCE Clerical Officer

Livestock Farm Staff

S/No. Name Qualification Area of Specialization
1 Dr. C.C. Alahira DVM Asst. Vet. Clinician
2 Mr. Alexander Midau B.tech. Technologist (Animal Science & range Mgt.
3 Mrs. Beatrice Emmanuel ND Animal Health Pro.Tech (Livestock Supre)
4 Joel Isa SSCE Livestock Attendant
5 Manasseh Yerima SSCE Poultry Attendant
6 Iya Gude SSCE Supervisor
7 Mohammed Abdullahi SSCE Stockman
8 Amos Drambi SSCE Herdsman
9 Abdullahi Mohammed SSCE Herdsman
10 Abubakar Ibrahim SSCE Herdsman
11 Mohammed K. Inuwa SSCE Herdsman
12 Gambo Garba SSCE Farm Attendant

Laboratory Staff

S/No. Name Qualification Area of Specialization
1 Yahya B. Kiri HND Lab. Technologist
2 Sali Mohammed SSCE Lab. Attendant
3 Albert N. Ugorji HND Chief Tech