Livestock Farming, Livestock Farmer

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Livestock Worker, General is expected to perform include:Loading and unloading animals into trucks or railway wagons

Weighing and segregating animals

Tagging animals

Recording weights and grades for each animal Scattering bedding material such as saw dust or straw in pens Maintaining supply of water in watering tanks

Feeding livestock with hay, grain, or other prepared feed as required

Cleaning pens, using hose, fork, shovel or rake

Applying liniment or other remedies to livestock when an illness or injury is detected

Skilled in controlling the livestock

Knowledge of specific animal diet required to maximize milk/egg production and quality Efficient in maintaining the nutrition of the livestock

Proficient in handling routine cleaning operations at the farm

Skilled in tending to minor health problems such as ticks or superficial cuts

Skilled in handling and disposing shed skin, fur and hair from the animals at the farm

Knowledge of the latest development in livestock maintenance

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Skilled in negotiating and drafting contracts with local buyers

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

May require supervising fulltime Workers and/or seasonal Helpers

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Shift system is applicable here

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, chemicals, contaminants, dung, dust, manure, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools, farm machinery, etc.

For daily wage workers -INR90 toINR340 per day4

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

India?s Livestock Industry5

Indian Livestock industry makes up for a significant amount of world?s livestock resources through value addition and export of dairy, fishery, wool, poultry and other products. It plays an important role in national economy and also supplements the incomes of the rural people. According to the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy, Government of India, India is the largest producer of milk and stands 5th in egg production. The statistics of meat production are largely ambiguous because the sector is mainly unorganised.

The demand for meat and meat products is increasing nationally due to rise in disposable income, urbanisation and change in lifestyle. The demand for milk is expected to increase to 175 million tons by 2022, which will ensure high demand for dairy workers.

There are many schemes run by the central and state governments to enhance the productivity in this sector. With a few changes like technological up-gradation, credit facilities, etc. this industry can rise to new levels all together.

With the growth of this industry the job prospects in this industry will also rise

Self-employed Livestock farm owners Dairy farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organization

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