Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Independence * Attention to Detail * Adaptability/Flexibility * Integrity * Initiative * Self Control * Cooperation * Innovation * Analytical Thinking

Representative Tasks * Feed and water livestock and monitor food and water supplies. * Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain. * Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures.


Manufacturing, Professional Scientific & Technical Services, Government,

Job Family Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

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