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Livestock Breeding and Animal husbandry

A list of all the careers categorized as those where a person engages in livestock breeding or animal husbandry.

The definition of animal husbandry is:

  • the science of breeding, rearing, and caring for farm animals

The list includes all the different kinds of:

  • animal farmers
  • farm managers
  • general farm worker staff
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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Reptiles

An Alligator Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of alligators for commercial profit.

Alligator products:

  • Meat
  • Skin
  • Entertainment and Education

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals / Mammals

An Alpaca Farmer breeds and manages a herd of alpacas for its commercial profit.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Fish / Crustaceans / Mollusks

An Aquaculturist is an expert who is in charge of the farming of Aquatic organisms, including culturing and growing freshwater and marine fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants.

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Animal Species: Fish

An Aquaponics Farmer manages the combined breeding of fish and the flow of water from the fish to grow soil-less plants.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals / Insects

A Bee Farmer manages bee swarms to harvest the products they produce, or to use the swarms to pollinate agricultural crops and flowers.

Also known as:

  • Beekeeper
  • Apiarist

Bee products include:

  • Honey
  • Bees Wax
  • Royal Jelly
  • Pollination (bees help farmers pollinate new crops)

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mammals

A Bison Rancher breeds and manages wild bison for commercial profit.

Bison products include:

  • Meat
  • Hides

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mammals

A buffalo farmer manages the breeding of water buffalos, as well as the products they produce and labour they provide.

Buffalo products include:

  • Milk and cheese
  • Meat
  • Hides
  • Labour

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mammals

A Camel Farmer breeds and manages camels for commercial profit, which includes milk, meat and labour.

Camel products include:

  • Milk
  • Meat
  • Labour

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals, Mammals

A Cattle Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of cattle for commercial profit. The kind of cattle farmer will depend on the Breed and purpose of the herd. In certain place around the world the cattle are farmed and sold to grain farmers as labour.

Cattle products include:

  • Meat
  • Milk and milk byproducts
  • Leather
  • Labour

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals / Birds

A chicken farmer is a person who breeds domestic chickens for commercial profit.

Chicken products:

  • Eggs
  • Meat
  • Feathers
  • Chicken poop/droppings for fertilizer

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Reptiles

A Crocodile Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of crocodiles for commercial profit.

Crocodile products:

  • Meat
  • Skin
  • Tourism/Education

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Crustaceans

A Crustacean Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of fresh or saltwater crustaceans for commercial profit.

Species that are commonly farmed:

  • crabs
  • lobsters
  • crayfish
  • shrimp
  • prawns

Crustacean products:

  • Meat

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Donkey and Mule Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of domesticated Donkey and Mule for commercial profit.

Donkey and Mule products:

  • Labour
  • Milk

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals, Birds

A Duck Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of domesticated ducks for commercial profit.

Duck products:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Feathers

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A farm manager takes charge of a farm and does the daily planning, organizing, administration and supervising of all the farm workers on behalf of the farmer

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Farm Worker attends to the daily tasks required to successfully run a farm. Animal Farm Workers take responsibility for looking after the livestock (animals) on a farm, from cattle to bees or fish.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish

A Fish Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of fresh or saltwater fish for commercial profit.

Species that are commonly farmed:

  • carp
  • catfish
  • salmon
  • tilapia
  • trout

Fish products:

  • Meat
  • Oil
  • Eggs

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish

A fish hatchery technician takes care of the wellbeing of the different kinds of fish, kept at a hatchery. They also help maintain the tanks and water quality.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish

A Fishing Hand maintains nets and fishing equipment, as well as sorts and cleans the catch on a commercial fishing vessel.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals, Birds

A Fowl Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific species and breeds of fowl for commercial profit.

Fowl Products:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Feathers
  • Fertilizer

Kinds of fowl used for farming:

  • Grouse
  • Guineafowl
  • Partridge
  • Peacock
  • Pheasant
  • Quail
  • Turkey

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Goat Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific breeds of Goat for commercial profit.

Goat Products:

  • Meat
  • Milk and byproducts, such as cheese

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A foaling attendant is an individual who specialises in assisting with the birthing process of horses, known as foaling.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Goose Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific breeds of geese for commercial profit.

Goose Products:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Feathers
  • Fertilizer

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

The Grazing Assistant helps in the day to day management, shepherding and transporting of grazing animals while within chosen grazing areas.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Horse Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific breeds of horses for commercial profit.

Horse products:

  • Labour
  • Companionship
  • Sport

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Insects

An Insect Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific insect species for commercial profit.

Insect Products:

  • Human food supplement
  • Livestock feed
  • Fertilizer

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

“Jackaroo” is a term primarily used in Australia to refer to a young man working on a sheep or cattle station, which is a large farm or ranch.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A livestock auction assistant ensures that the livestock at an auction are taken care of and move around safely during the auction.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A Livestock Breeding Manager oversees the care of farm animal species, including the successful breeding of selected stock to achieve reproduction goals

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mollusk

A Mollusk Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of fresh or saltwater mollusks for commercial profit.

Species that are commonly farmed:

  • clams
  • mussels
  • oysters

Mollusk products:

  • Meat
  • Pearls

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals

A nursery farm worker oversees the health of newly weaned livestock, such as piglets, to ensure good growth in the first few weeks and months of their lives.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Birds

An Ostrich Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific species and breeds of fowl for commercial profit.

Ostrich Products:

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Feathers

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animal

A Pig Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of domesticated pigs for commercial profit.

Pig Products:

  • Meat
  • Skin

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Birds

A Pigeon Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific pigeon species for commercial profit.

Pigeon Products:

  • Meat
  • Entertainment
  • Sport

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animal

A Shed Hand assist shearers and wool classers by handling animals, clearing away fleeces and tidying wool sheds.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animal

A Sheep Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of domesticated sheep for commercial profit.

Sheep Products:

  • Meat
  • Wool

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mollusks

A Snail Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific snail species for commercial profit.

Snail Products:

  • Meat

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Insects

A Silkworm Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of specific silkworm species for commercial profit.

Silkworm Products:

  • Silk
  • Animal feed

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animal

A Stables Attendant assists in the daily care of animals kept in stables, including horses, donkeys and mules.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animal

A stud hand takes care of specific horses that have been chosen for breeding because of their particular characteristics.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Worms

A Worm Farmer breeds and manages large amounts of worms for commercial sale, or to produce specialized byproducts, such as fertilizer.

Worm Products:

  • Direct Sales
  • Fertilizer

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