Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, & 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.
Also called: Cowboy, Herdsman, Livestock Handler, Ranch Hand

Knowledge:

    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • food production
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • management
    Math and Science
  • biology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Initiative

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • BCL Landview Systems WinCrop
  • Farm Works Software Trac
    Internet browser software
  • Web browser software

Education:

    some college
    high school diploma/GED
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