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Role Responsibilities

  • Arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of stock, produce and supplies
  • Collecting and storing eggs and packaging them for sale or delivery to market
  • Training and supervising workers in poultry production procedures, maintenance duties, and health and safety precautions, and hiring and discharging workers and contractors
  • Monitoring and examining poultry to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical condition, such as rate of weight gain, and removing weak, ill and dead poultry from flock
  • Slaughtering and dressing poultry for sale or delivery to market
  • Mixing feed and feed additives and filling feed and water containers
  • Vaccinating poultry via drinking water, injection, or dusting of air
  • Renting or investing in, and maintaining and cleaning, farm buildings, machinery, equipment and structures
  • Monitoring market activity, planning and coordinating production accordingly, and maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities
  • Storing and carrying out some processing of produce
  • Growing and purchasing feed and other supplies needed to maintain appropriate nutritional levels and condition of poultry
  • Determining sex of chicks and facilitating breeding, artificial insemination, and hatching of eggs

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    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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