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45-2093.00   Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
Lay Titles
Animal Care Taker
Animal Feeder
Animal Herder
Animal Husbandry Worker
Animal Keeper
Farm Animal Caretaker
Ranch Animal Caretaker
O*NET SOC Description
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.
Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain.
Groom, clip, trim, or castrate animals, dock ears and tails, or shear coats to collect hair.
Milk animals such as cows and goats, by hand or using milking machines.
Order food for animals, and arrange for its delivery.
Perform duties related to livestock reproduction, such as breeding animals within appropriate timeframes, performing artificial inseminations, and helping with animal births.
Segregate animals according to weight, age, color, and physical condition.
Shift animals between grazing areas to ensure that they have sufficient access to food.
Spray livestock with disinfectants and insecticides, or dip or bathe animals.
Detailed Work Activities
Care for animals.
Examine animals to detect illness, injury or other problems.
Perform animal breeding procedures.
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
Remove skin or other body parts from animals.
Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
Treat animal injuries or illnesses.