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Éleveurs et ouvriers qualifiés de l’élevage de bétail





Livestock and dairy producers plan, organize and perform farming operations to breed and raise domesticated animals (excluding poultry), such as cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses and camels, for the production of meat, milk and other dairy products, skins and wool or for use as working, sporting or recreational animals, for sale or delivery to wholesale buyers, marketing organizations or at markets.
Tasks include -
(a) monitoring market activity and conditions, determining kinds and amounts of stock to produce, and planning and coordinating production accordingly;
(b) cultivating pastures and providing and monitoring fodder and water supplies to maintain appropriate nutritional levels and condition of livestock;
(c) monitoring and examining animals to detect illness, injury or disease, and to check physical condition such as rate of weight gain;
(d) grooming, marking, clipping, trimming, drenching and/or castrating animals, and shearing coats to collect hair or wool;
(e) herding livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, sheds, vehicles or other enclosures;
(f) milking animals by hand or using milking machines;
(g) mixing feed, additives and medicines in prescribed portions and distributing or hand-feeding to animals for consumption;
(h) performing duties related to livestock reproduction, such as breeding, artificial insemination and helping with animal births;
(i) maintaining and cleaning farm buildings, machinery, equipment and structures;
(j) slaughtering and skinning animals and preparing them for market;
(k) storing and carrying out some processing of animal and dairy produce;
(l) promoting and marketing products, arranging the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock, produce and supplies, and maintaining and evaluating records of farm activities and transactions;
(m) training and supervising workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties and health and safety precautions, and hiring and discharging workers and contractors.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Cattle farmer
- Dairy farmer
- Dog breeder
- Drover
- Goat farmer
- Horse breeder
- Shearer
- Sheep farmer
- Shepherd
- Stockman/woman
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Agricultural production manager - 1311
- Ranch manager - 1311
Workers who produce a combination of domestic livestock and other animals such as poultry, insects and non-domesticated animals should be classified according to their predominant activity. Those who produce and store hay and other fodder for later consumption, primarily by livestock for which they are responsible, are classified in Unit Group 6121: Livestock and Dairy Producers.

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