Job Definition

  • monitoring market activity and conditions, determining kinds and amounts of stock to produce, planning and coordinating production accordingly
  • cultivating pastures and providing and monitoring fodder and water supplies to maintain appropriate nutritional levels and condition of livestock
  • monitoring and examining animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical condition such as rate of weight gain
  • grooming , marking, clipping, trimming, drenching and/or castrating animals and shearing coats to collect hair or wool
  • herding livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, sheds, vehicles, or other enclosures
  • milking animals by hand or using milking machines
  • mixing feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions and distributing or hand-feeding to animals for consumption
  • performing duties related to livestock reproduction, such as breeding, artificial insemination, and helping with animal births
  • maintaining and cleaning farm buildings, machinery, equipment, and structures
  • slaughtering and skinning animals and preparing them for market
  • storing and carrying out some processing of animal and dairy produce
  • promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock, produce and supplies and maintaining and evaluating records of farm activities and transactions
  • training and supervising workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions and hiring and discharging workers and contractors

    Educational level

    • Skilled
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