Livestock Farmer, Livestock Farming

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Farmer, Livestock is expected to perform include:Raising and breeding different kinds of livestock

Selecting and purchasing animals

Arranging sheds, stables, etc. to shelter animals from all types of weather

Determining the amount of basic feed required to feed animals, and stocking fodder and other feeding material

Setting up enclosure and fences Arranging grazing of livestock on available pastures

Arranging constant watch over animals so that they do not go astray Restraining the cattle from consuming harmful substances

Examining and treating animals for minor injuries and infections, and arranging for proper medical aid in serious cases

Selecting and pairing pedigree animals for breeding

Tending to animals during birth and protecting the young ones

Performing tasks connected with milking

Marketing milk and milk products, meat, etc. Getting animals inoculated and vaccinated in time and adopting preventive measures in case of outbreak of epidemic

Keeping records of feed consumed, milk and other items produced and stock sold or purchased

Attending to all correspondence, accounts and administration of the farm

Ensuring proper flaying of skins and cleaning hides of fallen animals, disposal of carcasses, etc.Cleaning the stable regularly

Raising a particular breed of animal Growing and cultivating feed for animals

Skilled in farm management

Skilled in operating the farm equipment, tools and machineries

Knowledge of health and nutrition of the cattle at the farm

Proficient in providing first aid and medical assistance to animals when required

Skilled in marketing and selling of the farm produce

Familiar with animal psychology and moods

Knowledge of gestation, birthing and animal breeding

Knowledge of the latest developments in livestock farming

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Ability to deal with local labour and liaise with local dealers and vendors

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

May require supervising a team of full-time or casual workers

Local travelling is a part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, fertilizers, dung, dust, manure, chemicals, etc.Occupational hazards include physical strain, body aches, etc. due to long working hours and physical injury while using sharp tools, machinery, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day4 (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India?s Rising Meat Demands5

With German sausages, French duck breasts and home-grown chicken, Francis Menezes is cashing in on the growing appetite for meat among Indians -- even in one of Mumbai's most strictly vegetarian areas.

In the upmarket neighborhood of Malabar Hill, numerous shops, restaurants and even some apartment blocks remain meat-free.

But Menezes, co-manager of the Cafe Ridge food store, says he does a brisk trade in "non-veg", especially with those who have studied abroad.

"Things like Thanksgiving, which was never celebrated over here in Mumbai, is now being celebrated every year. The new generation are cool with eating anything," he said.

India's booming middle-class is driving the demand for meat in a country with a traditionally low intake -- a survey in 2006 showed that 40 percent of the population were vegetarian.

Fish and meat have long been part of other Indians' diets but for many they used to be a rarity, said Arvind Singhal, chairman of the consumer consultancy group Technopak Advisors.

"With rising disposable incomes, meat consumption is increasing," he told AFP. "Before meat would have been seen as for a special occasion."

Members of the Jain faith and some groups within India's majority Hindu religion hold vegetarianism as an ideal. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi espoused a meat-free diet as part of his non-violent philosophy.

But fewer of the younger generation appear to feel the same.

Despite coming from a "hardcore veg" Hindu community, bartender Ishita Manek is an enthusiastic member of the Mumbai Meat Marathon, a group that gets together every weekend to try out protein-heavy dishes.

The changing mindset of the Indian meat lover proves favourable for more employment opportunities in the livestock farming sector.


Animal farm owners

Meat producing farms

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities6